(That was supposed to come across like Tuesdays with Morrie.) Alex said she wanted to do something we hadn't done in a long time. We kind of do the same things ALL the time, so I wasn't sure what she was going to come up with. Turned out, neither did she because that's as far as her thought process went.
Yesterday morning Al woke me up claiming she finally had a plan. Firstly, she wanted to eat all our meals out. I stopped her there. We had time to spend together just the two of us. We didn't have time to spend together the two of us plus a thousand dollars. She amended it to going out to a fancy dinner. Fine. We agreed to split the day over Saturday and Sunday because I had to work Saturday morning and we had fire family dinner tonight.
So that meant that after work I raced home, changed and we went swimming at the beach. I don't know why we don't do this more often, it was outrageously fun. We stayed until the sun went down and we were almost cold. Then we hauled ass back into the city, and went to Bareburger for dinner. We got one root beer and one milkshake and split both with our food. It was fun - Alex has turned into a whole little person.
This morning we made fruit salad and french toast, then went over to Chelsea Piers. Alex wanted to go bowling. Before today I couldn't even remember the last time I went bowling. To be honest, we kind of sucked. Well, I'm not really positive we sucked. But I'm pretty sure your bowling ball is not supposed to go into the lane next to you.
Then we went ice skating - it was like the first time I ever did that when it was hot out. Skating burns a lot of calories so when Al and I got off the ice we were starving and got pizza before going to dinner. We ate two dinners. It was a really expensive, but really fun weekend.
Next weekend is either going to be a free weekend or Alex is paying.