coloring makes everyone happy

Am I right? It's like glitter - you can't be mad with glitter or coloring in my book.

Nothing like an early morning 5k to get you in bed early Friday night and up ready to run like the Color Run. Now I've been up early for races but me as part of team Color Me CLE was super excited as hell to participate and run through color stations where I would get blasted with colors.
Why not, right?!

Color Me CLE with @alllacqueredup and @cleshopaholic; Carly Rae Jespen is everywhere; starting line; orange powder station

Color Me CLE officially a rainbow
When did we cross the finish line? I have absolutely no clue. But I do know that it was important we wore sunglasses and kept our mouths shut as we ran through the color gauntlets. If you don't, expect to have quite the coughing spell post color gauntlet for at least the next few minutes.

June 8 continued to be a big day where my dad, brother and I met on East 4th to celebrate my mom's 56th day of birth at Lola. For any holiday, our family tries to celebrate at different restaurants around Cleveland and Lola has been on the top of her list and unfortunately isn't open on Sundays, when most of our dinner outings have happened in past years.

But never fear, we finally made it at the ripe hour of 5:30 p.m. for dinner where we dined on oysters, pork belly, scallops, halibut, pork shank and not one but four desserts (especially if you count the mini cupcake below).

Celebrating the big 56 even though up until today she thought she was 57....

My mom and dad side by side - Jules winning, my dad paying

My family (sans my brother) ended up at the Horseshoe Casino where my mom managed to win $46 on the penny slots and cashed out her wins after a quick half hour of the glittery gambling machines. There is nothing quite like watching your parents in action and laughing at them - these people crack me up from their weirdism sayings to following my mom around looking for the "Wizard of Oz" slots like a kid in the candy store. It's funny how the roles reverse because I'm p-r-e-t-t-y sure it wasn't that long ago when she was following me on shopping trips through Abercrombie & Fitch but now things have slightly changed from clothing stores to casinos... Interesting..... Only my mother, I swear.

I hope you had a wonderful night celebrating your birthday, mom!


Jen @ Why CLE? said...

The Color Run looks like a blast! Despite my aversion to running, I want to check that out next year.

Heather said...

The run looks fun! Sad I missed it........
Happy birthday to your mom!

Sarah said...

Looks like we were there at the same race! I just posted my recap yesterday. So fun! :)

Katelin said...

aw what a great weekend, love the Color Me Maybe signs and happy birthday to your mom!