Once we got to the hotel in Cleveland, Cole was the center of attention and had a great time playing with all the toys my cousin, Bryan, brought with them from Toledo. We all went to dinner that night to Bucca di Beppo. I hadn't been there in years! Janet and her boyfriend, David, got in from San Diego just in time for dinner too.
On Friday, we had some time during the day to do something fun in a new city. The weather was overcast and a little rainy, so we decided to go to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. It was in a cool, old building across the river from downtown Cleveland, but it was a little small and kind of pricey for what was actually there. The highlight was the shark tank and tunnel. We went through there twice. The touch tank was cool too. Luckily it wasn't too crowded either.
Then, we all started getting ready for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. We had to take Cole to the church since he was the ring bearer for Jason and Amanda. He did a good job practicing, so we hoped for the best for the actual wedding! We headed to a winery nearby for the dinner part of the night. We had some fun family time and took lots of pictures!
Saturday was wedding day. The ceremony was at 2:30, which proved a little tricky for Cole's nap schedule, but we managed to get him about an hour of sleep beforehand. Saturday morning, Janet and David came with the three of us to check out West Side Market, a food market near downtown Cleveland. It was a really cool place, but super crowded on Saturday morning. We walked around a little bit, and got a little snack.
Melt and it is amazing types of grilled cheeses. It was awesome! We left stuffed and talking about how good all of our food was! This was when we rushed back to the hotel to get Cole a short nap before we had to start getting ready for the wedding.
**Next post will be on the wedding!