We picked our Cleveland hotel based in part on location but mostly on whether they had an indoor pool. In doing so, we sacrificed fancier digs for family-friendly amenities. But it was worth it! We were eager to take Emilia swimming for the first time and knew it was going be too cold to do so outdoors. Inside, the water was plenty warm and although she was suspicious at first, she clearly loved it! We took lots of videos and photos to commemorate the occasion, since she turned six months old during our visit. You can see her splashing me below.
While there, we visited the Great Lakes Brewery, the Greenhouse Tavern (thankfully made our reservation just hours before this piece was published), Bonbon, and the Flying Fig (both the restaurant and the market).
As you can probably tell from the photos, we wore Emilia everywhere, including the restaurants (minus brunch at the Flying Fig, where she hung out in her car seat carrier, because we were leaving town afterwards and thought she might nap more easily. She didn't and we wound up passing her back and forth in between bites. But that's ok!). I loved the food we ate everywhere we went! And next time, in addition to visiting at least one of the Michael Symon restaurants, I hope to revisit our favorites from this trip.
It was marked down a ton but the pleat details in the front and back of the dress made for an unpleasant side view.
Overall, it was an amazing trip. We've gone to three places in Emilia's first six months: DC, New York, and Cleveland. And it has been so fun to try new things with her! Even the old things we do feel new again because of her, which is pretty awesome.