For the first time in a long time, we had a night out on Tuesday. Oh, it was so needed!
After four loooooong car rides, being away from Ryan for a week, and a bunch of sickness lately, I was ready to be off the clock. I always miss the babies terribly when we're away, but when you are responsible for your children 24 hours a day, every day, your mind just doesn't get to rest. I'm always worried they're going to wake up, or that I smell the fifteenth poopy diaper of the day, or that one of them is about to have a tantrum. But when I'm out, that worry stops.
Well, sort of. I have to consciously remind myself that there's nothing I'm currently responsible for. Maybe that wouldn't be a problem if I was a fan of alcohol, but I'm not!
|Yes, that's a wall behind us. We were in the second to last row from the very top|
We went to see the Sabres who were in DC to play the Capitals. It was a really important game - and they won big - which made it all the more exciting. I don't know a lot about hockey, but I was really into it.
|Go Sabres! 5-1 win!|
Since we literally do not have any babysitters other than adult friends who we feel guilty asking, my wonderful mother-in-law and sister-in-law came all the way from North Carolina to watch Clara and Luke. It was so generous of them. I even looked into getting a hotel room on the way home for the night (more so that our crazy dog didn't bark when we got home and wake the house up) but I just can't stomach paying almost $100 for a budget hotel room along a highway. Is it just me?
And speaking of generous in-laws, Auntie Ashley even brought some adorable new clothes for the kids...
|Luke's ready to hit the links|
One thing is for sure, the kids don't even miss us when we're gone. They are so adaptable, no matter who is watching them. We're lucky that way. And lately I'm noticing Luke seems to be weaning himself. I find myself begging him to nurse! But he looks right at me and says, "Baba, Mama!" and points to the kitchen. It sure makes it nice for when we have a babysitter.
Since the game wasn't my exact idea of a dream date (don't tell him that I did actually have a lot of fun!), Ryan surprised me by having a friend watch the kids on Sunday night so we can go see the Hunger Games. Two dates in one week? I don't know what to do with myself!