12.11.2005

Little Angel on Date Night

Tonight my husband and I treated ourselves to a fabulous dinner out by ourselves, the first we have had in what feels like years but is really just a few months. Our dear friend ASR babysat Boo, which we weren't sure how it was going to work out since Boo hasn't spent much time with her lately and he had never been alone with anyone but us, my parents, my brother and T, or his daycare. To our delight, the night went swimmingly for all. He was a little angel all night! He played and laughed, told her a bunch of his new words, ate his dinner and read, and followed ASR's directions when she asked him to lay down for a diaper change. He seemed to feel comfortable with her right away, which was a great sign. He's really a pretty fun kid to hang out with, and it sounds like they both had fun tonight. We are so proud of little Boo, and so very grateful to ASR for babysitting tonight!

Dinner was incredible. We ate at a somewhat new restaurant in town, which has gotten rave reviews from several foodie mags as well as being noted as one of the country's best new restaurants in the Nov issue of Esquire magazine. I had lobster pot pie while hubby had steak frites, both of which were absolutely delicious and which we enjoyed with a nice Oregon Pinot Noir. For dessert? molten chocolate cake. YUM. Our waitress was the best we have had in a looong time (can anyone else see the decline of customer service in the US these days? Tonight's service was MUCH appreciated). It was so nice to splurge and enjoy a few hours full of lively conversation with my favorite grownup in the world, my hubby. It's really important for us to have time to reconnect, just us, without threat of toddler interrupting. We've been together for 12 years now, and I really do love him more and more as time passes. He is an awesome husband, father, and friend. To have a child with him is the most amazing thing in the world.

We had such a great time that we're nabbing the grandparents in a couple of weeks and having another date night - two in one month! At the next we will probably not spend as much cha-ching, though...damn, we had forgotten how expensive a really nice dinner can be!

3 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It sounds like you hsd a GREAT time! Good for you and great that your little one was as a happy as a clam, too!

Here from Michele tonight!

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Zephra said...

I am jealous. Finding time to be alone is a hard thing. Enjoy your next night out.

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Cityslicker Mom said...

Aw, that sounds like a great date, and dinner, too! That reminds me, my hub and me are due soon for another date!

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