Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Date Night

Tonight Geoff and I went on our first date without baby in over a year. I mean, while pregnant I couldn't really drink and wasn't much fun so this is our first date since before October 3 of last year.

It was amazing.

Kimi Wimi is in town and offered to babysit, and she said things went okay ... that is, until Phoebe "Bottle? What? Milk comes from boobs, not bottles" got hungry. But she eventually fell asleep (apparently there was a period of crying from 5:45 - 6:15).

All I know is: Geoff and I had a G R E A T date.

Can I tell you how amazing it is to carry an actual purse? My favorite vintage Gucci purse I bought myself for my birthday years and years ago from an antique store. No diapers. No wipes. No "just in case" onesie. No carting the carseat in and out of the car and no baby as 3rd wheel.

Wow. I could get used to this.

We had dinner at Mama's Meatball (best Italian food I've ever had in the U.S. by far and I've had Italian in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. Sorry, Mama's Meatball in San Luis Obispo is the BEST -- and it's reasonably-priced) and then a pint o' beer at McCarthy's new location (which we hadn't even seen until tonight).

It was absolutely perfect.

And I didn't feel as anxious as I thought I would. I mean, Kim was available via text all night of course, and we texted back and forth a few times. What did people do before being able to text babysitters?

Geoff and I had a bottle of wine, a great dinner, a pint of beer, and realized that -- wow -- we still really like spending time together. I mean, you know, without the baby.

We agreed we should do this every night. Er, week. Or, you know, as often as we can.

We got home and I fed a very hungry Phoebe and she's sitting on the couch with Geoff now while we watch a movie and I keep looking at them thinking how lucky I am.

Life is good.

I could get used to this.

Kim took this picture at 4:30:

Everything in our life is good.


Stake Camp Directors said...

I love reading your blog and hearing your tender words towards the amazingly challenging, sucky, blessed, exhausting, exhilarating, reverent job of motherhood. I don't know how much blog hopping you do but I found a new one that was so touching I posted it on my blog today. I have two that I follow so I posted a link thanks to my brillant daughters tutoring.
If you have time take a look they both reaffirm what an important job is done by mothers who care on a daily basis.

Stake Camp Directors said...

Oh I wish you could edit comments because I know Candice will catch my errors. Sorry, just give me a break. I am supposed to be in the shower so I can go listen to the oral language festival in something besides my pjs. (No apostrophe needed.)

Jaffey said...

She is such a smiley face. She smiles like you. You know how some people smile but you can't tell if the are really into the moment, but you and Phoebe, you two totally show that "I gotta smile" face. Two little smiley faces!

What the hell is wrong with me?