This past weekend was the best Levi and I have had in eight weeks. What made it so special? Levi’s daddy came home after being away for two months!
It was an emotional reunion, especially for JB. Although he’s seen recent photos and videos of Levi, he really wasn’t prepared for how much our little guy has grown in the time he was gone. Now, it’s hard for me to see the small changes since I spent every single day with him, but I do acknowledge that he feels heavier and has been quickly outgrowing clothing.
Levi has also mastered several skills since his daddy had last seen him (he was only 8 months old then!). JB is amazed at how well Levi crawls, sits up and feeds himself. He also can’t believe that Levi will have teeth and be able to pull himself up into a standing position any day now. Seriously. Where did our little baby go??
Saturday night we celebrated JB’s return home and the speedy sale of our friends’ house by going on a double date in Benson. We started with cocktails at Lot 2, a restaurant and wine bar. If you go, be sure to order an Onomoro — yes, that’s a scallion in my drink!
Then we feasted on tapas, paella and lots of delicious sangria at Espana. I can’t believe we’ve lived in Omaha for five years and had never been to Espana before. We definitely need to get out more often…
Sunday morning we walked through the Aksarben Farmer’s Market (Aksarben is Nebraska spelled backwards – clever, no?) and grabbed a quick lunch at Ponzu Sushi & Grill. In the photo above, I’m holding a package of Mum Mums in one hand and maneuvering chopsticks in the other. Am I a multitasking mom or what? After enjoying his jar of baby food, Levi tasted miso soup. He even ate the little tofu pieces that I don’t particularly care for and seemed to like them.
We capped off our reunion weekend with a homemade dinner (I prepared my new favorite recipe) and some Mad Men. Watching TV is so much more fun when you can cuddle up on the couch with somebody you love, isn’t it?
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too! Can you believe that it’s almost Memorial Day weekend — and my 4th wedding anniversary!?