Anyway, I didn't get a birthday party, but it worked out that I did get a very nice birthday "gift". G. works for the University of Wisconsin system and as such, belongs to various committees. These committees will occasionally have meetings at different locations in Wisconsin--often a short drive away, but sometimes a longer drive away. If it's over 50 miles, he gets to stay at a hotel that offers the "state rate" for these gatherings. On Friday and Saturday, he had a meeting that was held at the Osthoff Resort, and I got to go along! This was the first night we've had away from the kids since I was pregnant with M.
Some photos of our suite:
Full kitchenette; living room area with a fireplace and TV with all sorts of movies, games, satellite music stations; huge king-sized bed; private patio; double whirlpool tub and separate shower...
We also went to this funky restaurant a few blocks from the resort, called the Back Porch Bistro. I had a wonderful soup made of all sorts of funky root vegetables and fruits, and a mixed greens salad with fruit and cheese. It was fantastic!
T. had so much fun staying at his friend's house that he wasn't ready to be picked up when I got home (they went to see Night At the Museum). The girls stayed with our neighbors and they, too, had a wonderful time. M., on her first night away from me, didn't even miss me!