Get ready for a lot of posts coming at you – and by a lot, maybe like two more after this for this week. Back like the old days of blogging. I did hang up two mini disco balls on my fan pull in my office, and when the light hits them, they make this really beautiful light display. I’m glad I spent the $8.99 on them from Amazon.
Anyway, the past week (or so) was really good. On a Friday, we got to try a new pizza place downtown. It’s nestled back on Morris Avenue – the old cobblestone street downtown – tucked inside the Market on Morris. There is also a gelato place back there that we’ll need to try at some point – but this day was all about Pizza Grace. They’re in a cute, very unassuming space – with an open kitchen and some family style seating. We started out trying the bacon bombs – and that was not a mistake. The rolls were so soft, and the bacon was so good, and they served them with this amazing butter. Then it was onto the pizza – we got the margherita, which was good – but we’ll definitely be trying one with meat in the future. All in all, it was a great lunch – and definitely somewhere you can take the kiddos, too.
Then, that Saturday, we got to do something we haven’t gotten to do since summer started due to sports and other obligations – we got to head to Pepper Place Farmer’s Market. We got snoballs, peaches, some delicious seafood sauce stuff, jalapenos and some local goodies at Yellow Hammer. We had started that morning by going to American Kolache in Vestavia (owned by former AU player, Chad Slade!), and then hitting up Vapor Thrift basically right next door. We found Sheff so many gently loved items of clothing and an awesome new batting helmet. Was definitely a successful trip. After that, we slugged around all weekend – got Butterbeer donuts from Hero to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday, and ended the night with a viewing of the first one and half of the second. It was a great weekend!
Monday started the week of festivities for Bennett’s birthday – one of his favorite artists, Andrew Duhon, was playing Dave’s Bar downtown. It was such a small and intimate show – B even got to have a conversation with him and get his picture taken. Thanks to our babysitter for keeping an eye on the Sheffster so we could have a weekday date night!
We ordered in sushi for Bennett’s actual birthday – and we both took Friday off to head down to NOLA. Gigi and Pawpaw had wanted Sheff for a weekend this summer, so he stayed back and had the best weekend – getting to eat pizza and going to the Safari Park just south of Montgomery.
NOLA will be an entirely separate post, because we went to all new places – not a single repeat location was to be had. It’s been a great few last weeks of summer break – cannot believe that there will be a second grader roaming around the house in just a few short days.