Pooh and I had a nice romantic 1 on 1 day for his birthday. After work I took him out to dinner at Avenue 5. It’s a sophisticated restaurant on Fifth Avenue near Balboa Park. The food was incredible! Our co-workers highly recommended the place so we’ve been wanting to check it out for some time now. It kind of felt a little awkward at first because it seemed as though the place was for a much older crowd, but we still enjoyed ourselves. We started with some cocktails, Truffle Fries, and Foie Gras (I’m sorry! I didn’t know exactly what it was until my co-worker told me the next day. I heard of it from Food Network but they never talked about how it’s made!) Pooh had the Duck Confit and I had the Soft Shell Crab. I absolutely loved everything, but most importantly, so did Pooh! He’s just as excited about great food as I am. He told me that he didn’t really want to have a “big to do” for his birthday and just wanted to spend some quality alone time with me. (He’s so sweet!) So I planned for it to be just the two of us all night. For dessert they gave him a Chocolate Decadence….mmmm yummy!
After our incredible dinner, I took Pooh home so I could surprise him with my gifts! As he was changing, I quickly lit a bunch of candles in our living room as well as one atop an Irish Angel cake from Heaven Sent Desserts. He came out of the bedroom with the biggest smile! He was very surprised and wondered where I hid the cake. (Instead of teaching my dance class on Thursday, I used the time to get a cake, his present, and make reservations at Avenue 5. I hid the cake in the back seat of our car because he never looks back there. Since it was at night, I figured that I could leave it there till morning and then put it in the fridge at work, then put it back into the car before we headed to dinner!) After he blew out his candle, I then reached for another surprise and handed him his present. I got him work out gloves since Gizmo chewed up his old pair. I was going to get him weights but I didn’t know which ones he wanted so I told him we’d get them together. He was very happy and delighted with his birthday gift because it was something that he needed and I put a lot of thought into it. We enjoyed drinks and dessert the rest of the night and watched TV together. I loved every second of it :)