Monday, August 19, 2013

Date Nights, Adult Acne & An Amusement Park–Monday Update

This is the last full week of summer vacation before my oldest son starts Kindergarten!!! Unfortunately, I am sick. Last week was great though and I am not super duper sick at the moment so I am hoping it passes2013-08-12 12.19.35 quickly.

We had a great time camping and last Monday, the day after we got back, I had my first appointment at the Dermatologist.  Back in April my skin started breaking out pretty badly and after months of blaming stress, food and trying different products, I decided it was time for medical intervention! Plus, it had gotten so painful.

I love my new dermatologist, especially since her first question was if it could be food related.  I had ruled that out on my own over the past few months so she prescribed me an antibiotic and hydrocortisone cream for the pain. I’m ready to see this stuff clear up!!

Tuesday my little guy woke up with a fever and was kind of sluggish all day (kind of how I am feeling now!) So we didn’t really do much. After dinner my oldest son and I walked up to the town green for the Summer Concert Series.  He looks forward to it every week and the little one was perfectly happy with staying home and going to bed early.

On Wednesday, I took the kids to my MIL’s house for dinner while my husband went to his fantasy football draft.  I finally got to have some Plum Tomato Pizza from Salerno’s in Stratford! – Okay so they had only been making it for 2 days so far this season when I got to have some, but I look forward to it every year!

Thursday my mom came over at night to watch the boys so we could head out for Date Night!! We went to dinner at Bodega Taco Bar with another couple – double date night – even better! It was our first time there and the food was awesome, and so was the Watermelon-Mint Margarita drink special! I had guacamole and chips, roasted beets, a mahi mahi taco and my favorite of the night– a slow cooked pork taco. So yummy, so yummy.

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Friday, we visited Jones Family Farm for their weekly farmer’s market.  It was a beautiful day and they had a folk band playing.  I grabbed a bunch of fresh produce and a loaf of bacon, cheddar & caramelized onion bread from the Liquid Lunch stand.

…And the next morning I made some awesome egg sandwiches with all my fresh goods!


Afterwards we headed off for a fun day at Quassy Amusement Park! The kids had so much fun and my little guy even rode some rides – he is usually too scared!

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…And after a very long day, we went home and got ready for another date night! How exciting, right? Two in one week! It was for a friends birthday so there was a big group of us.

Plus, it was at another restaurant I had never been to – Barcelona.  I’ve always heard great things about them so I was excited.  They had a great selection of beer and wine, I went with an Allagash White.  My husband and I ordered 5 different tapas to share, my favorites were the Steak Paillard and the Chicken Empanadas. I was so full! We ended out the night with some dancing at BAR. Good times!

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It was nice to just relax on Sunday!

This week I hope to get all the back to school shopping done and get over this bug I have!

How was your week?


  1. Enjoy seeing the big happy smiles, both on the carousel horses AND the adults enjoying their time at the restaurant! You clearly had a great fun filled week !

  2. Barcelona seems to be a "Connecticut Bloggers" favorite! Allagash White, great selection. :)

  3. That pizza looks delish- I'll have to try it!

  4. Two date nights in a week - now that's the way to do it! :) Looks like a great time.

  5. I'm officially jealous! Two date night! Congratulations! Looks like you had a busy, and fun week! Yay!

  6. Great recap! I can't remember the last time we had date night, let alone two in one week. Go you! And your post reminds me that we haven't made it to Quassy this year.

  7. This looks like a fun week! That pie is amazeballs, I had one last night. The place was packed!! and that picture of the two of you is so cute!! :D Glad you had a great week!! :)

  8. I've never had Salernos :/ ... That bacon cheddar and caramelized bread sounds divine ...I'm drooling over here! ... the Barcelona in New Haven is the best I think out of all of them. I don't remember if I've tried the Norwalk one though :/

  9. Love Quassy...Haven't been in a few years.


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