“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Date Night!

One of my awesome running friends volunteered to watch Avery so that Mark and I could have some "us" time. Several members of my running group have done this (which only proves how awesome they all are), but Sue was persistent enough that I took her up on it.  I have this horrible habit of worrying that I'm taking too much advantage of my friends to ask them to watch my kid.
I don't understand Mommy.  Why would you want time without me around?
So, Friday night, I got dressed up in something other than running clothes and Sue came over at 7pm to take over baby duties.  
Mark and I
I felt bad leaving Sue with Avery since the kiddo had a bad nap day, and I feared she would demonstrate some of her Angry Avery behavior for Sue.
Don't worry Mommy, I save Angry Avery just for you and Daddy.
My husband and I went to a fancy smancy steak house for a fancy dinner - our Anniversary is next Saturday, and since we'll be in Colorado skiing, we decided this was our celebratory dinner. Unfortunately, I'm a bad blogger and the steak was just too tasty, so I only took a picture of our partially eaten desserts and our wine glasses.
Chocolate lava cake and creme brulee, both delicious!
And then, my husband and I demonstrated what truly wild people we are....we came home from dinner and were both in bed before 10pm.  In our defense, we haven't been getting much sleep lately, and I had an early morning group run scheduled for the next morning.

Avery apparently went to bed by 7:45pm...and did so without a fuss.  I swear she KNOWS.  All my friends assure me that she is too young to have already figured out things like cause and effect, but I think they're all liars.  She also slept through the night (well, until 5:45am, which is actually much later than she's been sleeping all week).  When I saw Sue this morning at our group run, I informed her that she was required to come put Avery to bed every night for now on.  
Well....Attempting to catch this cat is so exhausting!
What a great Friday night!  Mark and I really enjoyed having some time for just us - although we only made it about 20 minutes before we devolved into talking about the kiddo.  Ha!  I believe I even have enough suckers volunteers among my awesome friends, that we should be able to make date night a more regular thing - how awesome is that???

Did I use the word awesome too many times in this post?

Any suggestions for future date nights??

When was the last time you had a date night?  Where'd you go?


  1. I vote we trade off once I recover from the actual birth thing!

    1. I am saving this to use against you later. :)

  2. I love Avery and you and your hubby look GREAT! the last time we had a date night was Colin bday :) Jan....before that it was Nov :(

    1. Thank you Ali! Oh no - you need a date night pronto!

  3. You look great in non-running gear! I almost didn't recognize you! ;) Future date nights? Hmmmmmmm

  4. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OFFERS while you can. Everyone loves a baby. Toddlers? notsomuch. TWO toddlers, even worse. LOL

    1. Aw!!! You deserve a date night too Jenn!

  5. When you get back from Colorado, I am next!!! As far as date night is concerned? You could take one of those cooking classes. Just watched another friend's toddler yesterday so they could take a cooking class...

    However, they are now going to have to cook me dinner to show me what they learned :)

  6. I love date night! Taking pictures of food is overrated anyway, I bet that steak was great!

    Avery is such a cute baby, I would totally babysit. :)

  7. I love your photos! You and Mark look great, and of course Avery is just the cutest thing ever! Glad you got a date night, and please add me to the list of babysitters! :)


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