Monday, April 14, 2008

birthday weekend: a little slice of heaven

I celebrated my 29th birthday this past weekend with a fabulous baby-free trip to the Catskills with Jon. It was amazing. On Friday we tried to squeeze in some quality daddy-mommy-Noah time at the Bronx Zoo, before ditching Noah at gma's house on the way up to Olivebridge, NY where we rented a little modern mountain house for the weekend.

The weather couldn't have cooperated more. I was so worried that the whole weekend was going to be a wash, but the storm ended up coming through on Friday night and then left us with an almost too-perfect day on Saturday! We woke up late (like 7am -- sick, right?), went for a nice "country run" (which felt like 10 miles with all the hills -- I really need to get off the treadmill and run outside more!), and had a lovely breakfast (that I didn't cook!). We spent the afternoon at the spa (the perfect b-day gift), headed out to Woodstock for a little stroll through the town, and then went to dinner. I couldn't get over how quiet it was -- and actually had a hard time getting used to all the frogs croaking (a far cry from Reggaeton blasting, but still an unusual sound that takes some getting used to!)

It was so nice to have some time together (away from our little noodle) and soak in some nice country air. I definitely felt refreshed after my spa trip and some much-needed R&R. We were so worried that Noah was going to be super resentful that we ditched him and really take it out on us when we got back. But I could tell he had a great time with gma, gpa, and uncle "Caw-noo" (Caulin) because he still can't stop talking about them. Apparently there were a lot of trips in "hee-haw's cah" (gpa's car) and a lot of time spent throwing things down drains and heating vents -- sounds like the perfect 2-year-old weekend to me! (thanks again, gma, gpa, & uncle C!)

here are some pics from our weekend:

eating some Arthur Ave. pizza

admiring the zebras

our little mountain house -- I miss it so much already!

ahh, the spa!

soaking up that last bit of fresh air!

I'm diggin' 29 so far. I think it's gonna be a good year... it's definitely off to a good start.


Christina said...

Happy Birthday Jess! That getaway looks amazing, I'm glad it was a success!

lsnarr said...

We're glad your birthday weekend was a success. We had a great time with Noah. We miss him. I'm still cleaning gold fish out of the heating grates and I have a song stuck in my head that won't go away.

Chick-a Chick-a Boom Boom!!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Way cute shirt in that last picture, by the way!

Ellen said...

Wow, that sounds fun. I love the Catskills! It's amazing what even a few hours away from the little one will do to make you feel like an adult again. I'm so glad you got some time to yourselves. 29 was my best year yet, by the way.

Jessica said...

Jess! Soo jealous you got a 'getaway" hee hee:) Happy Birthday!

Reagan said...

Happy birthday! They scared us so much with the storm threats, then they were so wimpy! Happy for that! Glad you had such a good time :)

ps love the 'do

Natasha said...

What an awesome mountain house! Lucky lady. Happy Birthday :)

Jade said...

Jess - that looks awesome! What a cute house! So glad the weather held out for you too.