i love breakfast out. it might be my favorite meal to eat out. particularly with a baby in tow. parker is a happy guy but he's definitely most predictably happy in the mornings. plus, it's not usually too crowded, and sometimes, in the winter, if you time it just right, you can sit near a window and have the sun pouring in on your face while you drink your coffee. i'm like a cat that way. i love sun coming through winter windows and warming me up despite the outside chill. finally, what meal is less expensive to eat out than breakfast, i ask? thus, breakfast is the best meal to eat out.
since steve is a professor, we get a long winter break to spend together. it's been especially nice this year since he's an extra set of hands for parker when i want to take a long shower or sleep in a bit. now that the kids have gone back to school, most days it's the three of us and it's pretty leisurely around these parts. the other morning, parker was up quite a few times in the night and this mama was exhausted. steve took him out of the room to let me sleep another hour or so (and i slept hard. it's amazing the sleep you get without a baby-in-the-bed.) and returned a while later with coffee and pancakes. what?! (he was totally paying attention to that foreplay bit in my vlog.). needless to say, this quiet break has been really nice.
anyway, enough bragging about steve as you all roll your eyes at me. we went out to breakfast to one of our favorite spots... a super kitschy, retro-themed breakfast place with the best menu ever. last time we went, i got pancakes with fuji apples and granola baked in and fresh whipped cream on top. shut your mouth! they were amazing but i felt like i had to be rolled out of the restaurant so this time, it was an egg, cheese, and bacon sandwich on a croissant. my go-to. steve copied and got the same. meanwhile, parker stared out one of the many wall-coverings wondering why on earth it wouldn't look back at him. how rude!
we ate and enjoyed and then walked around a bit, did a little window-shopping... you know the drill. it was sunny and lovely--but a bit cold. parker was bundled to the max (i always think of the little boy in a christmas story yelling for everyone to wait up because he's so bundled) and i daresay he was warm. oh, and you've probably noticed by now, but i gots the instagram! needless to say, i am loving it. since when does a phone take such good pictures?! i'm itsahuntlife there if you wanna follow along. i'll try not to bore you too much (but i probably will). so, that's it. our breakfast date.