Get you pads and pens ready because it’s time for the Week In Review.
The Week In Review is a list, in its purest form, not of the things you still need to do, but of all the things you have done in the last seven days. It’s an achievement list, an ode to yourself, a celebration of sorts, and a virtual pat on the back or smack on the ass. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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Let’s get listing:
We were fortunate enough to have Juli and Stefan with us at the beginning of the week, and we soaked up every minute together, quite literally, considering the amount of water activities we scheduled on Monday and Tuesday.
We went to the aquarium and swam with the fish, or at the very least, got to touch a few. Admittedly, I screamed when my fingers made contact with the deep sea divers; twice. Thankfully, Ave was much braver and quieter.
We picnicked in the Metroparks right alongside the Rocky River. It was picturesque, again quite literally, and Ave was a model of patience, waiting for the photos to be done before diving in and attacking the food. She does not get that from me.
We went paddle boating at the Rock and Dock Marina. This is my second time partaking in a little paddle action, and despite the grayish skies, it was a blast. Perhaps because I got to sit in the back and enjoy it, while the men labored up front. It’s a fun and unique way to take in the Cleveland skyline. Tourist or not, I totally recommend it.
Not to be outdone, we also went on the giant vessel, where the ground was certainly more stable and the midges (tiny non-biting bugs) were out in full effect. In Ave’s words, “Bug. Bug. Bug. Bug. Lots of bugs.”
Speaking of food, we definitely got our fill and even celebrated Taco Tuesday at one of my favorite local restaurants, Forage. The vegan cauliflower tacos were amazing. I didn’t even miss the cheese, and that’s saying a lot.
After Juli and Stefan left, I tried to keep the rest of the week low key so Ave and I could recharge our batteries (cough, mostly for me, cough). Aside from one beach party at Edgewater Live, we stuck to park play dates, bike rides and some solid screen time with popcorn. Ave is a huge fan of Winnie The Pooh, although she calls it pee and poo, which is very different. We’re working on it.
(This new feature at the park reminds me of an Ewok village. It’s a series of connecting bridges, at least two stories above the ground, with the connections being made from rope, wooden slats, or logs. It’s unreal, slightly terrifying, and Ave loves it.)
Now it’s your turn. I’d love to hear from you. Link up and get yo’ list on.
What is something you accomplished in the last week? Big or small.