Thursday, January 17, 2008

Baby Steps

Are you sitting down?

Good. Because this may be a bit of a shock.

Over this past weekend.... we.... Allen and I....WENT TO DINNER ALONE!!!!!

We hired a sitter on Saturday night.

OK, back up. Yes, we've had grandparents stay with the girls, especially over the holidays. That was nice. But we still kinda felt like we shouldn't be gone too long. We didn't want the grandparents to feel taken advantage of.

But a teenager we pay? We're gone all night, baby! Just kidding. Jo did great.

In fact, she did so well with that, and she's been doing well in the church nursery, that I just decided to chance it....and I went to the gym on Wednesday!

I haven't been since August or September and Jo had to be held the whole 30 minutes she was there. This time I was a bit worried, since she was crying when I left. And following me since she can walk now. But when I went back she was walking around with a toy, happy as could be. The attendant said she didn't cry long at all. She didn't even START crying when she saw me. She just smiled and came to me.

SWEET! I'm actually excited that I can go to the gym again!

And now, for a little gratuitous cuteness

P looked so old to me in these clothes.

This is Jo's first taste of Mommy's Madeleines. I think she ate 3!


Mary Beth said...

Oh, most excellent! You're getting your life back! Ok, a little part of it....but still awesome!

Jessica said...

Yay for date nights! I'm so glad it went well! Aren't all those little steps toward independence wonderful, while at the same time, I think, I never want them to not need me!

What are madeleines?

The Bennights said...

Great! So you can stay out until 3AM partying with me next weekend???? ;)

YAY! I couldn't imagine not being able to go to the gym. It' really my only time for just me. It's great therapy.

I HIGHLY recommend taking at least 1 yoga class a week. Sooooooo nice.

Anonymous said...

I didn't get any mads?? oh well- I can't think of anyone I would rather have eat them all than my favorite Jo!! Ben had some form Starbucks & decided they were OK - I informed him that yours are phenomenal!!

LadyBug Journals said...

Just found your blog !
Great pics !
Your daughter has the same haircut as mine!
Glad you had a nice dinner with hubby .....
I love those couple nights. They don't happen very often at my house either !