Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Anniversary Celebration..

With our Anniversary being yesterday, my husband made plans weeks ago without including me in them, but I found out anyway. How do you ask? Well for one you have to schedule a babysitter (i.e. Mimi & Papa or Mama) to watch the boys. So I ask what time so that I can call to see if one can watch the boys and put them to bed or we go out earlier in the day so we can pick the boys up and bring them home to bed. A few weeks ago apparently this was already handled, without my knowledge. I was informed to not worry just have things ready so the boys can spend the night at their Mimi & Papa's. What did I do? When those words were uttered I felt like my heart dropped into my stomach and then my stomach started twisting and turning in knots. Let's just say I have never spent the night away from my children, except to be in the hospital two nights when Nic was born. That's right, over four years and I have only been away from Eli while he was at Mimi & Papa's (I worried the whole time). It's a mother thing, yes we have gone out before on our Anniversary and Valentine's Day but never over night. But never fear Dad had it planned out, we would stay in town at a hotel and if the boys needed us we would go over there. Easier said than done it still took me some time to get used to the idea but all is well. We loaded up the boys (Eli's mattress from his bed with his pillow and blanket & Nic with the portable crib with pillow and blanket), their pajamas, toothbrushes, nightlights, toys and a change of clothes. I stopped and got them dinner on the way, dropped them off, left my car with the car seats and we were off.

We enjoyed a great meal at Polo Grill (if you have never been you definitely need to try it), our favorite for our Anniversary and Valentine's Day that is the only time we go there, between appetizers, salad and entree it can get very expensive. I enjoyed the tomato bisque and facasia bread, Caesar salad and new york strip with Yukon gold potatoes (always take your appetite). Doug had the same except for entree and he had the surf and turf (a Filet with lobster tail), he loves it. I do not do fish, so the only time he gets it is when we go out. We had a great tea, I am thinking they said it was call a passion fruit tea, delicious. Afterwards we went and checked into the hotel and called the boys to talk to them and tell them goodnight, mommy was still doing okay. We then went to a movie (Marley & Me), it was such a great movie, be sure to take you Kleenex you will need them, there was not a dry eye in the house. I am glad to say I slept good and didn't worry as much as I thought I would. The boys ate breakfast with their Mimi & Papa and we brought them lunch and loaded everything up to come home and mom and dad decided to do this again, you need a break every now and then.


Melinda said...

What a good husband you have. I am so glad you were able to relax and have a great time.

And just to let you know, I am seriously drooling after your dinner description. : )

Peculiar Blogs said...

awww how sweet! I am so glad you were able to sleep well and not worry about your little ones!