Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Birthday Weekend Fun

So I promised that I would share what hubby had surprised me with for my birthday, so here it is.

First, we dropped the boys off at my parent's. The only time I was away from son #1 overnight was when son #2 was born so this was hard for me. Luckily, I have a ton of siblings and my boys had a great time away from us.

From my parents, we went to Shady Maple, a seriously awesome smorgasbord in Lancaster. After a filling and delicious breakfast, we shopped at the outlets and I got a great hat and purse.

After that, we went to see Rise of Planet of the Apes (which I enjoyed, btw, although it had some major plot issues and I HATE it when the best parts of a movie are given away in the trailer, which was the case here), and then had dinner at a great Italian restaurant. Italian food is by far my favorite and this place came highly recommended. Recommended by us now too.

But the night still wasn't over. Instead of going home, we went to stay at a B&B. First time ever, and I really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast the next day was amazing.

As for presents, they were all Eagles related. I'm a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan. Hubby roots for the cowboys. My big present is that we're going to see the Eagles and the Cowboys in Philly. I can't wait! All I have to say is that the Eagles better win, lol

E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!

Did you do anything special over the long weekend? Got any plans for this coming weekend? Do you like to be surprised for your birthday or are you like a little kid and want to know everything now?

19 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

Aww! Those are awesome gifts, Nicole! And even though I'm not an Eagles fan, I hate the Cowboys, so I hope the Eagles win. That's so awesome you get to go to a game!

Brenda Drake said...

Okay, I am now totally jealous and want to clone your husband's brain and insert it into my husband's. I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend! Happy belated birthday! <3

Stephanie said...

Sounds so awesome!!!!!!! Happy Birthday!!! I didn't realize our bdays were so close together!! Mine is tomorrow!

I stayed in a B&B all by myself a few weeks ago...mini writers retreat...complete heaven!! I so want to go back and take hubby!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Thanks, Brenda! It was kinda combined my birthday and 5-year anniversary since next year we'll be lucky to have dinner together to celebrate it since the boys will be almost 4 and 2 and the baby will be 5 months old.

Abby said...

Oh wow! You got spoiled! What a fantastic way to celebrate!

Richard said...

Sounds like it was a weekend to remember. And, yes, it will get harder with three children. I can attest to that, because I have three.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A football fan - you are my kind of gal! I hope they beat the Cowboys. BAD!
Glad you had a great birthday.

Elana Johnson said...

Wow, an NFL game! Awesome -- and I'm with you about movies that show all the good stuff in a trailer. I mean, seriously.

Christine Fonseca said...

now that sounds FUN!!!!

Hannah Kincade said...

OMG, so much fun!! Yay for birthdays!!

I've seen all of the original Planet of the Apes movies so there can be no surprises for me on the new one. Oh well. I'm still looking forward to it. :D

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That sounds like an awesome birthday!!!!

Christine Rains said...

That sounds like a fabulous birthday weekend. I'm happy you had a good time. We didn't do anything this past weekend. It was pleasantly quiet. I've never been away from my son and he'll be 17 months old this month. So I can understand it being difficult to be away from your boys.

Beth said...

you had an awesome birthday!

katsrus said...

Wonderful gifts. Sounds like you had a great time. I got to go to a racing event as my daughter won tickets. Was fun.
Sue B

Barbara V. Evers said...

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Enid Wilson said...

Wonderful gift and day! I've a relaxing weekend, because last week was quite stressful.

Every Savage Can Reproduce

Joanna said...

What a special treat from hubby. Hope you get some more romantic getaways!

Carla said...

Happy birthday! What a great treat! We are almost at a point where Baby can make it through the night without his parents...then, bring on the nights away! lol

Carla

Rebecca Emin said...

That sounds like a wonderful weekend. It's great to be "just a couple" again every now and then, isn't it. I am glad you enjoyed your birthday.