With Labor Day this past weekend we made sure to take advantage of the whole weekend to celebrate Bryan's 26th birthday. It started on Saturday where we had dinner at this local hot spot called The Flying Goat. Not the most attractive name in the world, but let me tell you, the food was delicious!! We started out with some seriously yummy, seriously huge wings for an appetizer and split a pizza topped with chicken, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and arugula pesto. We will definitely be going there again, but only on special occasions because the prices were a little steep for our poor law student budget.
After dinner we stopped to get a new beta fish since sadly our old fish, Gus, passed away about a week after we moved up here. I think the drive was just too much for him. We're still deciding on a name for our new one and are thinking of the names Red or Speck (Specks?). Any suggestions or ideas?
On Sunday, Bryan's actually birthday, I'm sad to say that nothing really went on that day. It was just the two of us for the first time and so it wasn't too exciting this year. I did make him the requested Brats for dinner and added some caramelized onions to go on top and WOW did they taste good!
I also made the next requested chocolate cake with chocolate frosting that I surprisingly liked (I don't usually like that much chocolate at once). And no, Bryan did not turn 24, he is 26 years old now. We accidentally bought these candles for his last birthday and then realized he was turning 25, so we were going to use these on my birthday because I was going to be 24. Well, my birthday rolled around and I didn't get a cake or anything, so we didn't end up using them for my birthday and were forced to use them for his this time around. At least he got to blow out some candles right?
(Sorry about the long post, I'm almost done I promise!)
Monday we continued the celebration by going out to the annual Pig Out in the Park that happens every year around Labor Day here in Spokane. It was fun to go around and look at all the different food booths that they had there. We chose to share a gyro and a dessert crepe (since everything was pretty pricey). It was a fun experience, but I don't think I'll be willing to pay 7 bucks for a gyro with only to slices of meat again.
And last, but not least: Baby Update!
I'm 36.5 weeks in the picture, but 37 weeks pregnant now. I just had a doctor's appointment today and I'm already 2-3 cm dilated (I was at 0 just two weeks ago)! She said that it's possible I could remain this far along for a couple weeks, but she definitely thinks I'll be delivering before my due date of September 28th. Scary and exciting at the same time!! I guess I better finish unpacking and cleaning our apartment soon then! She estimates the baby's around 6lbs and he's head down and ready to come. I have been having regular Braxton Hicks contractions every day for a couple days and Bryan's starting to feel the anxiety now too. As much as I wanted the baby to be born in a different month as Bryan's birthday month, I'm just ready to get this baby out now. It's exhausting and extremely uncomfortable being in the last month of pregnancy!