Today is Hailey’s birthday! It kicks off several days of celebration that will culminate in a small gathering of a few of her best buds this coming weekend. As I read her stories last night and told her about the day she was born, I was all too aware that she’d be waking up a 3 year old (well, at 8:49 tonight) and I couldn’t help but have cliché run through my mind. The days are long and years are short indeed.
More on Hailey later, because it’s a busy day and I must maintain my composure. So let’s talk beer instead!
Friday night David and I put the girls down then headed out on the town (with a sitter at home of course). I’ve really been pushing to make date nights a thing. It’s important for us to be out as just Brittany and David every once in a while, not mom and dad.
David took me to his haven, Ultimate Ales, a really cool little craft beer shop/pub in Mooresville.
They carry over 300 craft beer brands and have several on tap as well. And those that are local, they deliver. YUP.
I highly recommend the Traveler Jack O Pumpkin Shandy.
We were out for about 2 hours and it was great since David ended up being gone for most of the weekend. Luckily I had plenty to keep me busy!
Despite a tough Georgia loss, the weekend ended up being a good one. Lots of around the house play, a little cooking and a birthday party with friends of all ages.
I even managed a successful grocery trip with both girls.
Not the relaxing experience I strive for at the grocery store, but we made it through with the help of chocolate covered almonds and a short grocery list. I’m taking it easy this week on meal planning and just grabbed some basic chicken breasts, meat and a few veggies. It’s a full week ahead with birthdays, visitors, another TV segment and other household odds and ends. It should be a good one and we are all pretty excited about it.
…well, most of us.
Pictures like this is why we use Eeyore’s voice as Koda’s.
Do you ever take a week off from meal planning?
Are you a craft beer fan?
What’s your favorite?