It was a busy weekend of celebrating, so let’s get right to it…
On Saturday, Matthew and I attended Jillian and Patrick’s wedding at the InterContinental Cleveland.
Both the ceremony and the reception were held at the InterContinental and I was amazed at how quickly the room transformed from the ceremony venue to a beautiful reception venue.
The food was delicious!
We had New York Strip, grilled shrimp, truffle risotto, and grilled asparagus, plus a grilled Caesar salad, yummy passed appetizers (we made very good friends with the ceviché server), and tasty cake.
And there were some surprise guests during the dancing: the Tribe Hot Dogs!
Here you can see me not at all maintaining my cool while dancing with Mustard. And Mom and I had to get a snap with our favorite lady hot dog: Onion.
It was a lovely ceremony and a fun reception! Jillian is my (step)dad’s daughter and so it was even more special to see the love and pride he had in walking her down the aisle, giving a toast, and dancing the Father-Daughter dance.
Jeffrey’s 5th Birthday Party
On Sunday, we hosted Jeffrey’s 5th birthday party at our house. Jeffrey would want me to tell you that he doesn’t officially turn 5 until this coming weekend, though!
The party was “space” themed and we certainly blasted off to a good time.
My dad was the grill master and made up tasty hot dogs and hamburgers from Pinzone’s Market Fresh Meats. The cake, cupcakes, and pastry tray for the grown-ups came from the always spot-on Michael Angelo’s Bakery.
for the treat boxes.
And the pièce de résistance: we surprised Jeffrey with a visit from the Euclid Beach Rocket Car.
He was so shocked and took every single ride the car made while it was at the party.
Both kids and adults had a blast (haha) riding around in this piece of Cleveland history.
The Euclid Beach Rocket Car has it so many things I love: Cleveland nostalgia, fun music, that summery festival feel, and public spectacle 😉
And our driver Jen was so sweet, both before and during the party. If you’re looking to add some serious star power (I can’t stop the puns) to your next party, check ’em out!
Even better than the Rocket Car was the chance to spend time with friends who have all been such a huge part of Jeffrey’s life and a huge support in ours these last five years (and longer).
How was your weekend?