Gramps and Omi came last night and we are soooo glad that they came to visit. To give them optimal time with the kids, Ben and I escaped to the city for a long-overdue date. You have to understand, we don’t get out much. Besides being busy, our babysitting credits get used up for things like PREP or swimming, Worship team, work, etc. I was so excited, so much so, that I was afraid the day was going to be a total flop….but it wasn’t. It was perfect.We started out by going to Prince’s Island Park in the heart of Calgary. Nestled in the middle of the park is the River Cafe. I have been wanting to go there for a while, but it is out of the way, and looked expensive….Well let me tell you, it was worth every penny. Behind large wooden doors is a quaint little retreat. The smell of the wood burning fire place and Louis Armstrong greet you as you enter. Salvaged hard wood floors and rustic furniture are contrasted by an open concept kitchen.
We started out with Red Lentil Humus, followed by a Bison Burger and Roasted Beets with Dandelion and Herbed Goat Cheese.
It was innovative, beautiful and delicious. Thanks to my very handsome husband for a fantastic lunch.
After lunch we headed over to Chinook Center to check out the new wing. Oh Chinook, I love you. I came off the elevator and there it was, Kiehls.
I have become a bit dependant on this small line of product, not only for myself but for the kids. I got hooked when we lived in Vancouver and had to get mail order since we moved. Their baby foaming cleanser is the only cleanser I have found that doesn’t aggravate Jakob’s eczema. (I am not getting paid to say this). It was a nice little highlight of my day.
I think I am going to consider this our long overdue Anniversary date. Our anniversary was in September, and although you can’t beat butter chicken at the Tea House I had wanted to go to the River Cafe but this year, we just couldn’t get away. We have been married 6 years this year. Can you believe it?!? I am too young to have been married 6 years and have 2 kids.
Speaking of kids, after supper was pumpkin carving time. I don’t think we have done this with Jakob before. He was a little wary at first of the pumpkin guts, but soon joined in the fun. He drew on the face for daddy to cut out….
I think we may have the scariest pumpkin on the block.
And as the kids get tucked into bed, I will join Gramps, Omi and a happy husband (because the Oilers won 6-3 to the Blackhawks) in front of a warm fire. Life is good…and beautiful.