Weekend-ing

This weekend was one for the books! Staycation, celebrating our 5 years of knowing each other, and our first night away from Gabe!

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Last year for our anniversary we went to Target after work, got stuck in traffic, and then ate take out at 7:30 at night while the baby cried. This year we decided to treat ourselves and spent 2 nights at the Four Seasons Seattle. The weather just happened to hit 90 degrees on Saturday. It was at July anniversary miracle.

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The Four Seasons were kind enough to supply us with a real crib, complete with bumpers and sheets and a quilt. Plus all the Johnson and Johnson baby products you could ever wish for AND a little stuffed otter. This is how traveling with small children SHOULD be!

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Our wedding anniversary isn’t until Wednesday, but Wednesdays are no fun. The hotel surprised us with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries shortly after checking in. Best Friday afternoon ever.

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My parents also surprised us with a beautiful bouquet in our room when we got there. Totally stunning.

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We ordered room service for dinner (easier to wrangle a baby) and afterwards headed down to the pool.

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That night the babe woke up about 700 times coughing and crying because of the coughing (just getting over a cold) but then thankfully slept in until 8.

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Of course we weren’t sleeping because I had schedule a breakfast delivery for 7:00 am thinking he would for sure be up by 6:30 at the latest.

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He slept through opening the blinds, breakfast delivery, and Kamel and I munching away directly next to him. Screw all of that whispering we do at home!!

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In the GIANT tub that morning we took a family bubble bath. It was awesome and so fun and the tub was truly as big as a hot tub. Kamel now wants one when we buy a house and will settle for nothing less. Ha.

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Then we dropped Gabe off with Claire back at our place and Kamel and I got the rest of the day to hang out with just each other.

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Grown Up Spaghettios.

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After an amazing night’s sleep baby free, we were off to breakfast and the pool on Sunday!

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And then it was time to pack up, watch soccer, and head back home to our baby (Thanks for tag team babysitting Emma!)

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(Kamel is forever stylish in even the most mundane of tasks.)

How was your weekend? Where did you explore? How did you spend your free time? In a hammock? At the beach? On the couch? Running errands? Tell me all the things in comments!

13 thoughts on “Weekend-ing”

  1. Ummm, next staycation I’m obviously staying at the Four Seasons. Obviously.

    Our weekend involved a lot of cleaning and laundry folding, but now we actually have a clean grown-up house and don’t have to live out of laundry baskets. So WINNING

  2. Wow I am so jealous of your weekend!
    We were also blessed with nice and warm weather, on Saturday we had friends over (a friend of Mark who has a bab girl with weeks of difference with Y).There is an Espressobar that was giving away free coffee and we went to the beach. It was glorious, walking barefoot in the sand, and having lunch by the sea. Then yesterday we took a long walk to the city, had lunch at a favorite place, and did all the laundry, vacuumed cleaned, etc… It was really nice!

  3. I actually got tears in my eyes to see that sweet note from the hotel staff addressed to “Mr. Perez & Ms. Dupuis.” As someone going through a non-normative name change right now (and feeling the need to fight the microagressions every step of the way) it’s really cool to see an endorsement of hey look, they have different last names but they’re totally married anyway! It’s like keeping your names doesn’t mean you’re not married or something! CRAZY!

    Happy Anniversary, ya’ll! Looks like you had a great celebration!

  4. Your weekend looks so lovely and so relaxing. If only every weekend could be spent in comfy robes, eating food other people made for you, and then swimming…well, we’d all be a lot more relaxed and less stressed that’s for sure. My weekend consisted of getting shit done! My husband and I have been working on sanding and painting our deck for months now. Months! It’s about 3/4 done now, and I love it. We only have a little more sanding and then painting the stairs to go. I can’t wait for it to be finished so I can actually sit on it and enjoy it – you know, the entire purpose of a deck. Sigh.

    However, I am taking a small vacation weekend this weekend for myself. I have been dealing with a lot of stress and anxiety lately, and my husband is so loving and supportive he told me to take a few days for myself to decompress. Which I am gladly doing. I rented a small guest house on a property that has a pool, and a pond, and most importantly – peace and quiet. I can not wait.

  5. I’ve been following the Four Seasons Seattle on twitter for a while just to stare longingly at the lovely amenities… I’m so glad you went and enjoyed such pampering. πŸ™‚

  6. Yay! What an awesome weekend.
    Mark worked, all weekend. So we sent LJ off with my parents to their beach house for the whole weekend. It was So Odd. We’ve done one night at a time before, but 2 nights? And 3 hours drive away? Yikes.
    I went for a 2 hour daywalk in cool drizzle (since its the depths of winter here) and actually enjoyed it, which was awesome.
    And we had friends over for dinner Saturday night. Without having to listen for waking baby. Fantastic.

  7. Ours was a weekend of spray parks – we went every day. (It’s hot here too!) Not too much excitement otherwise. Just a quiet weekend of errands, chores, cooking, and soccer.

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