Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekend Recap: Birthdays, Breakfasts, and Zoos!

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Happy Monday! I had a three day weekend off from work so of course I filled in all that free time with fun activities! Friday we celebrated my friend Christina's 24th birthday by going out to a part of town called Tremont. It's a really cute art district with lots of restaurants and galleries. We ended up picking places with patios because we wanted to stay outdoors.

Saturday started off with stopping by my sweet friend Jenna's house for a garage sale. She and her family were holding the garage sale for her son Jayce, the cutest little boy who has been diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). They were raising money to buy a medical stroller for him, so I had to go and support them. I ended up getting two books and some yummy brownies baked by Jenna's sister! After the garage sale I went to breakfast with my mom at Bob Evans. We always ask for the same waitress Karen, who has worked there for years and she always remembers our orders, she's a lovely lady. 

This was also the day of the cornhole tournament! I am always either really good or really bad at this game, and that day was no different. It was my friend Lindsay's family party that included a mix of friends and neighbors so there was a pretty big group, and five or six cornhole games set up. The rules were that your team had to lose twice; the first time put you in the winners or losers bracket (you could still win a prize in either one), and the second time you were out for good. The first time my partner and I lost horribly, but our second game was a battle! We were up most of the time but unfortunately the other team caught up. It wasn't really a big deal because it was just really fun. After all of my friends were out of the running we sat down and played Apples to Apples. All in all a good night!

Sunday I had brunch with some of my work ladies at Sweet Melissa's, which was the best secret (to me!) restaurant that's literally 5 minutes from my house! I had no idea that the most amazing breakfast place was just down the road. I had shrimp and grits and it was delicious. They also brought out mini scones and fruit for all of us and I just thought that was super cute! After breakfast I headed to the zoo with my friends Steph and Lindsay! I hadn't been to our Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in years (oops!) and I was so excited to go. It was the perfect day to go, not too hot so most of the animals were actually awake. We rode the carousel with no shame because we had no little children with us, and went to the rainforest (it's separate from the main part of the zoo).

I ended the night by stopping by the Feast in Little Italy to get my cavatelli fix and to see the longest Feast fireworks show I have ever seen. They usually have fireworks, but I felt like it was a Fourth of July length show this time, which was pretty cool! It was a great end to a really fun weekend!

How was your weekend? Let me know in the comments below!

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