Monday, July 9, 2007

This past weekend was a treat indeed! Jeff and I decided we needed a little mid-summer break to be adults and somewhat Baby-less! My mom (GiGi) generously offered to keep the little guy for us so we could plan a weekend of fun. Jeff gets a little carried away with any project he is involved with...he's a bit of a nerd! :-) Anyway, by Tuesday or so of this week he had a typed itinerary for our baby free weekend!

We checked in at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. It is a lovely hotel that is attached to the Riverchase Galleria, home to shops galore! The hotel was great! A room with a very nice cushy bed, and my favorite...a big old bathtub! I love nothing more than a good soak in a hot tub! We spent the weekend shopping and eating. We are always up for either of those activities! Jeff planned a special dinner for us at one of my favorite restaurants in that area, J. Alexanders. Their Steak Maui is to die for and they also have a great wine list! After dinner that night we headed over to the Comedy Club to see John Witherspoon. He was hilarious. We really did laugh so hard we cried. We slept in the next morning to a whopping 9:00 am! I didn't know Jeff was capable of sleeping that long. He is always an early riser! I guess the stresses of parenthood and work got to us so much that we really needed to catch up on some un-baby-interrupted sleep!

We have done this one other time since Anderson's birth. We left him with mom and checked into Ross Bridge for some down time. We love these little getaway weekends. We are still close enough to get to Anderson quickly if we needed to, but we get a nice relaxing weekend away! We've found that when you do this and try to stay at your house you end up spending the weekend on projects you don't have time to do with the baby around, so we prefer to stay away from the chore list! It was a great time for us and Anderson enjoyed spending time with his GiGi.