Happy Friday! How is everyone loving the first week of September? Summer isn't over, folks. I hear that it will be 85 here in Coeur d' Alene this weekend, so I am way excited. We have been enjoying our fabulous vacation here, and I must admit that I have been VERY LAZY. I had the intention of getting 10,000 steps every single day logged on my fitbit, but instead I have only reached my goal on one day. But I went paddleboarding on Tuesday and my quads are BURNING, so at least I feel like I've exercised daily! To be honest I am loving the laziness. My bed is on the floor in the living room, and after Lucy wakes up she just crawls around on the floor around me (and on top of me) and this gives me a few extra minutes to lay down.
On Tuesday we celebrated our eighth anniversary by getting a hotel together for one night. It was our first time away from Lucy and I must admit that I was pretty wimpy about it. (She did amazing, of course.) We stayed at the Blackwell Hotel in downtown, a turn of the century mansion that has been converted to a contemporary hotel. The best parts were the free glass of wine, the king size comfy bed and the clawfoot soaker tub (my life goal is to get one of these!) The hot tub out back was pretty relaxing as well.
For dinner we walked down the street to Crafted. It's a newish restaurant that serves beer & wine and American food. We endulged in the chicken and waffle entre, which was big enough to share! (And we never, EVER share.) They have a system where you can order your drinks directly from an iPad at your table. I, for one, would rather look at a paper menu. After all, it is way faster to glance through drinks that are all on one page, rather than scroll through drink after drink on an iPad. Overall, we had an amazing time! I loved the live music and the deep fried oreos.
I'm glad we got away, and glad that our baby survived (and thrived.) I was so excited to see her the next day, that all we did was grab Chinese food for lunch and drive around the lake a bit before heading back to my mom's place. Then we spent the next hour photographing little Lucy stand up by herself. I am such a mom. I can't help it.