Why? Weekends!

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It was a lovely weekend in Cleveland! On Friday evening, Mom and I went out to dinner at Blue Point Grille, a long-standing favorite spot for delicious seafood and great people watching, if you’re lucky enough to score a window seat.

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We each chose the crab legs, which were sweet and tender and just perfect. I also have to give mad props to our server and the Blue Point kitchen staff, who de-shelled and weighed the crab meat for me, so I didn’t go over my pregnancy-mandated seafood ounce limit. That was truly above and beyond the call and much appreciated!

For dessert, I had the s’more, with a graham cracker crust, chocolate ganache, and toasted housemade marshmallows. Ridiculously decadent, but also ridiculously good! Luckily I don’t have a chocolate ounce limit!

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On Saturday, Matthew and I volunteered with Playhouse Square Partners at the International Children’s Festival. We were tasked with helping the kids decorate fabric tote bags to carry all their festival goodies.

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We also got to check out the face painters, balloon artists, magician, and musicians who were all part of the outdoor action.

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From activities on Star Plaza to theater performances to the Luminarium, there was so much for the kids to see and do!

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While I know we’re a few years away from being able to attend an event like this with our little one, I love knowing that such great educational and cultural opportunities exist!

Saturday afternoon, I treated myself to a prenatal massage at The Womb Wellness Center, which specializes in pre- and postnatal massage. It was so relaxing and worked out a lot of kinks in my back and shoulders. I definitely recommend them for all you moms-to-be!

For Mother’s Day, we had our parents over for dinner. Matthew and my Dad made a pork roast on the grill, seasoned with Dijon mustard, honey, dill, and lemon zest. While I think just about anything tastes great on the grill, the seasoning on the roast was particularly tasty!

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After dinner, my Dad took the baby for a ride in the Corvette, which of course meant I got to go too. Since he won’t be able to go for a ride in Grandpa’s cool car for quite a long time, this was the best work around to car seat rules.

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All in all, it was a great weekend! How was yours? Did you do anything special for Mother’s Day?

***Disclosure: Matthew and I are members of Playhouse Square Partners. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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