Friday is special. Big Daddy and I are going on a date.
I'm not sure when our last real date was...I think it was in November when we went Christmas shopping and car-looking.
We have family close by and lots of people think that means that we leave our kids and go out alone a lot, but we don't. Our weekends usually involve at least one family outing and a trip to Church and very seldom do I ever go anywhere other than the grocery store without the kids on the weekend.
So...Big Daddy has Friday and Monday off for Memorial Day and wanted to do something, just the two of us. We talked about a day trip to the beach, but we are an extra hour away (since we moved) from our favorite beach spot and decided that it would be crazy-busy anyway. We talked about a little hike at one of our favorite mountain spots, but again it would be busy and it's a small hike that we want to do with the kids and I really don't want to spend our time in the car. As of now, we're planning a trip to the party store, the baby store, a little car shopping and lunch basically the stuff we would usually do with Maggie and Ellie in tow. We are planning a trip to an indoor shooting range sometime soon too...maybe on our anniversary date.
I love my kids, but we're together a lot. My mom keeps one of the kids during the day for a little while on average once a week, but I'm usually doing something not all that fun with the other one. It's a real treat to go somewhere and not be wearing a baby, pushing a stroller or getting kids in and out of car seats. And then there's the whole thing of not having to feed someone else while we eat.
Maggie is not happy about having to stay with Nana, although she would normally beg to go over at anytime. She thinks that we should have a "family date", so that she can come along. She has an idea for where we should go, though. Her suggestion was to "date at Wal.mart and then you can buy me a Snow White Barbie". And of course, she follows it up with, "I think that would be a great idea". I know she'll have a great time and will not want to come home when we pick her up.
Ellie has no idea what's going on, but will be so happy to stay with Nana. When I try to take her from my mom she shakes her head no, and holds on to my mom's shirt. I think we have another Nana's girl on our hands!
Days 2 and 3 of our Summer vacation were wonderful! Today, we're having our last Storytime...at the park and we should be getting a pool for the girls
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