My husband’s birthday was last week. We celebrated on Friday, and had a great time! It was the first time that I left Kiko at my parents’ house over night. I was a bit nervous about how it would go, but thankfully Kiko kept her regular schedule and the fist sleep over went well.
I planned the whole night and I am so glad Andy enjoyed it! First I took Andy to a jazz bar in Meguro, called “Tokyo Club“. It was fantastic! If you ever get a chance, I totally recommend this place. The place is small and cozy. The night we went we saw a band called “Antonio band“. They were really good. We loved going to jazz bars when we lived in Philly. We used to go to a few different places but usually to either Chris’s Jazz bar or Ortlib’s. Their cover and food charges were pretty reasonable, especially on Tuesday night at Chris’s ($2 cover!). After moving back to Japan, we were disappointed to have found that live music venues are limited and the ones you can find are quite expensive. Thankfully I found a deal for Tokyo Club!
After that, we went to Roppongi, Tokyo’s famous night district. It felt like it was forever and a day since I went out for an entertainment and then drinks after. The pregnancy, earthquake and baby really halted my social life! It was so much fun, and I was really thankful to my parents who generously agreed to watch Kiko 🙂
I might have written this before, but we usually limit ourselves to buying small gifts for each other’s birthdays. We like to spend more money on doing things rather than buying things. So for Andy’s birthday, I DIYed the liquor cabinet (painted it white) and bought some of his favorite drinks. He also received Golden Grahams and Cinnamon Toast Crunch from his grandma and father as a birthday gift. We cannot buy those cereals in Japan, and they tasted heavenly:)