Quote Gems and a Weekend Recap

by Julie on July 30, 2012

in Cleveland,Family,Friends,Restaurants


Who else is obsessive about the Olympics this week? They really have a way to draw me in. It helps that Ryan Lochte isOMG-so-adorablly-good-looking.


On Friday, my mom, Melanie, Liam, and I headed to the Summit County Fairgrounds. It was hot and humid, but that didn’t stop us from having a freakin’ blast Apparently last year, Liam didn’t want to ride anything. I guess he rode one ride and called it quits. It must have been his age because on Friday, he rode everything he could. At one point, we were all excitedly running to the bumper cars (I really just wanted to bump Melanie like we did growing up), and we got there and realized that Liam wasn’t tall enough. Lame. Next year!

We did have some Liam Quote Gems (aka Shit Liam Says) moments.

For example, when looking at the goats (I think this was a goat), we see this awesome specimen. Liam says, “Look! His tail fell off under him!”

Um… sure. That’s exactly what’s between his legs, Liam!

Then, Liam and I decide to go on the Ferris Wheel. I went with him because I knew that neither my mom nor my sister would go with him. They are terrified of heights and while I’m not a fan of heights either, I tend to be more brave with these kinda things (except anything that goes ’round and ’round – I can get sick very easily!).

While we’re really high up, I am completely tensed up, especially when the ride stops us at the top. I am trying to be all Polly Positive and Brave Aunt Julie. I ask Liam if he is scared and he said, “No because I have to protect you.”

So sweet. I love being an aunt.

The best part of the day was when Liam ran up to this bouncy ride and begged to go and jump. Still very surprised that he’s so into it, Melanie paid the $5 and we watched him have so much fun! His little body went so high!

After the fair, I headed back to good ole’ Cleveland for a night of craziness at Charlene‘s to watch the Olympics. Looking back, I wish I took pictures. She had her apartment decorated so cutely (with the help of Kimberly), plus there was a ton of food and drink for every taste. I know there’s a group shot flying around but I didn’t get it yet. I’ll try to post it later in the week. I ended up staying over and unfortunately, wasn’t feeling 100% the next day. Saturday was filled with the couch, leftover pizza, and the Olympics. That night, I headed to Hudson to hang out with my sister. We took the kids to get ice cream and then we watched the Olympics together (which is clearly the theme of this blog post!).

Today, Cleveland had a very, very special visitor!

Katie, her husband John, and little Xander!

I joked with Katie that Xander is like a little celebrity to me. I’ve seen him so much on her blog that I was soooo excited to finally meet him! He’s such a sweet and relaxed baby too. He goes with the flow.

Alicia, Hans, Kali and I met the Heddleston crew at Tommy‘s in Coventry. I was really excited to go because I’ve heard wonderful things. First off, they are vegan, veggie, meat-eater, and gluten-free friendly. For Katie and Alicia’s sake, they even had two options for a sandwich: a GF bun and GF bread. Pretty sweet – I like how accommodating their menu is.

The lunch was good, but I was a little weirded out by the service. For some reason, we had two waitresses helping our table, so I felt like our requests got mixed up between the two of them. Also, Katie ordered GF fries and Kali ordered regular fries. When they came to the table, both fries were GF… which was kinda strange. The waitress said that it was just easier to make them both GF. I heard wonderful things about their french fries and while the GF ones were good, I would have loved to try the regular ones too! (Obviously, I didn’t order fries myself but I stole some from Kali ;-)). There were some other things too with the waitresses… it just didn’t seem like they were on the same page. Oh well. Hopefully it will be a better experience next time!

I ordered the Wellson platter which was really good.

Once I got home, I kinda lounged around and enjoyed a quiet Sunday. :-)

How was your weekend?


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Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland July 30, 2012 at 9:38 am

Love the Liam quotes!!!! Between him and Xander, you had cuteness overload this weekend. I’m obsessed with the Olympics too – I wish I was off work and didn’t need any sleep.
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Jen @ Why CLE? July 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I’m so jealous you got to see the Heddlestons! And I haven’t been to Tommy’s in ages, but I always loved their milkshakes when I was in college.


allison July 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I’ve only been to Tommy’s once but loved the hummus there. Very good!
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Nidhi July 30, 2012 at 6:27 pm

TOMMY’S IS SO GOOD! Also pretty much Ryan Lochte is the hottest man ever and I’ve decided he is my 2012 summer love.
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