If all weekends were like this past weekend, I’d have no complaints! Here’s my recipe for a perfect Milwaukee weekend.
1 girls movie night
1 plateful of unhealthy snacks
Many fun conversations
24 hours of gorgeous weather
1 BFF in town to visit
2 miles walked along Lake Michigan
1 sweet toddler who refused to keep a plastic firefighter hat on his head, but didn’t mind sitting in the truck
Table for 3 on the patio at Wolf Peach
2.5-hour nap for baby
45-minute naps for adults
3 blooming trees in our backyard
5 restaurants visited on a walking food tour of the Third Ward
1 weird band at a Gatsby-themed party at the Milwaukee County Historical Society (awesome building)
7 old vaults in the building
A basementful of historic Milwaukee artifacts, seen on a quick tour
1 hour of jazz at Caroline’s
11 p.m.-ish bedtime after a full day
1 enlightening sermon during church
3 bump-friendly summer dresses bought at Marshall’s
2 seats at the bar of St. Paul Fish Company in the Milwaukee Public Market
1 lobster dinner (best deal in town) and 1 tuna melt for a late lunch
1 hug goodbye
2-mile (roundtrip) walk to a new-to-me park
40 minutes of playtime on the slides and steps
1 mom and 1 grandma in town for Monday babysitting
3 cups full of self-serve frozen yogurt piled with toppings
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in succession for weekend filled with lots of smiles.
So, anyone else want to visit Milwaukee? I’ll keep you busy! As long as I have inertia, I can just keep going and going.
It’s weekends like these that remind me why I love living here. Sometimes showing your city to an out-of-town guest is the best way to enjoy it. And for the record, I would highly recommend all of the above restaurants and activities if you’re in the area.
Although I said “no complaints” about this weekend, I really do have one complaint. I didn’t get to spend much time with Peter. He graciously stayed home with Corban both nights so I could have fun with friends. Truthfully, he prefers to stay home… but I think he would have preferred me to be there with him. So that was the one imperfect part of the weekend.
But I’ll end on a good note: while the weekend was loads of fun, the week so far has been productive. Last night and tonight I got my garden (just spinach and lettuce so far) covered to keep little munchers out, ran some overdue errands, cleared my closet of non-maternity-friendly clothes and got four loads of laundry done and put away (mostly thanks to my mom and grandma). Getting things done feels good too.