Originally I wanted to head out to the ocean on my Birthday but I heard though the grapevine the weather was going to be super wet and windy with snow in the mountains so we decided to put our coast trip on hold for a calmer day. Nice weather would be a lot more fun for the kids although I would be perfectly happy agate hunting in the pouring rain.
So instead we decided to stick around the city on Saturday. We watched Solomon enjoy his first baseball class in the morning.It was adorable. They learned how to run the bases and practiced catching and throwing, at the end of class they each took a turn at bat and Solomon hit the first pitch. Nothing cuter than little kids playing sports together.
Then we went out to a thrift store called Rerun that I had always wanted to stop at, but it never seemed like a good time. I felt like I was in a Portlandia episode as the check out guy had a handlebar moustache and was juggling. I found a pair of walking shoes for super cheap something I have needed for a long time, great birthday thrift score. Then we headed out to the Arboretum in Washington Park for a little hike, the sun came out and the lighting was beautiful and I got a chance to try out my new(to me) shoes. We had planned on going out to eat that evening, but we were all pretty pooped out by the time we got home and going out to eat on a Saturday at my kids bedtime sounded more stressful than fun so we got Chinese take out instead and Ben brought home a super huge brownie desert for us to share. So we had a quiet night a home, a perfect compliment to the night before :)