Why? Weekends!

It was a lovely, love-filled weekend in the CLE! On Friday, Jeffrey and I met up with friends for a play date at the Cleveland Museum of Art. As much as I love the Museum, I somehow had never taken Jeffrey there! And I had no idea what we were missing!

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We spent our time in Studio Play, which offers bright, colorful, fun, hands-on ways for kids to explore art. From building mobiles to playing with shapes on felt boards to interactive touch-screens that find shapes and patterns in art, there was so much to do!

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The kids especially loved the tents and kept popping in and out of those with increasing levels of giggles!

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One of my favorite Cleveland locations is now a favorite for Jeffrey too! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Friday evening, I made some spicy Asian noodles and shrimp to help take away the chill. Packed with vegetables and a flavorful broth, this recipe is a new favorite in our house!

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On Saturday, Mom and I celebrated Galentine’s Day and an early birthday for her (the big day is today!). We started with some super-relaxing spa time at Spa West. Mom even brought mini bottles of bubbly and some Malley’s chocolate-covered strawberries to make the day even sweeter!

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After we were rubbed and scrubbed, we met up with Matthew, Dad, and Jeffrey for a family birthday dinner at Paco’s Tacos. We started with the guacamole made table-side, then headed into taco combo plates. I chose the brisket, shrimp, and pork belly tacos.

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The tacos are small, but when you factor in the guacamole, rice and beans, and margaritas, it’s plenty of food! I also enjoyed the mini brownie topped with fried ice cream for dessert. It was a tasty way to celebrate Mom’s special day!

Sunday, we celebrated a quiet Valentine’s Day at home. We took Jeffrey to a Kindermusik play date with lots of love-themed songs and activities. After he went to bed, we enjoyed a delicious home-cooked dinner with crab legs and risotto (recipe here) for the main course.

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For dessert, I wanted something we could enjoy without having a ton of extra. So, I found this dessert-for-two recipe for chocolate raspberry pizza and it was decadently good and perfectly sized!

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It was so nice just to be able to relax at home with good food, good wine, and the best company a girl could ask for! That’s what Valentine’s Day is all about, right?

Hope you had a lovely weekend, too!

***Disclosure: Kindermusik is a client of my consulting company. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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