Saturday, October 02, 2010

There were 4 in the bed and the little one said...

I promise this is not how we sleep!We took the kids to parents night out Friday night (the big ones, not Emmy just yet!) We got home late and started getting everyone ready for bed. Hope wanted me to read her the new book she picked out from the school library Friday. I was holding Emmy so I suggested we go lay in my bed. Next thing we know, here comes Noah all ready to snuggle in for the night. John came in and laughed and left the room. He reappeared with the camera. It was a fun book and a fun memory. We read to our kids every night, but separately in their own rooms before their respective bedtimes. However, this might be a new weekend ritual.

As far as Parents Night Out... It was a success! We tried last month, but as soon as we sat down to eat at The Cheesec@ke Factory, we got a call that Hope had a tummy ache. We suspected she was faking (she has just figured out how to play that card!) but what can you do? We went and got her. She was miraculously healed as soon as we got home, and thought she could even stay up late. Nope, sick kids go straight to bed, darlin'!

So, we were eager to try again. Noah loves our new church. He was so excited when we pulled up he said "This is MY SCHOOL!" We tried to explain that no, but this was "HIS church" and he loved that. "This is NOAH'S church!" So cute, that one. We did think about leaving Emmy, but the baby room was crowded, so we opted to take her with us. Our little "third wheel!" So, that meant no movie. We didn't want to spend a lot of money on a fancy meal while we still had a kiddo present for date night. Once we are able to leave her at PNO, I will be a little more willing to drop a little more dough. We decided to eat at the mall and walk around it for a while. We tried C@lifornia Pizza Kitchen for the first time. It was soooo good! We loved it. I had the Spinach and Artichoke Pizza. It was the best ever. We also had fried artichoke hearts and butter cake. Delish. I might have finally had the strawberry margarita I have been craving for a while now as well. Anyway, good good food. I don't try new things often, but this was worth it. Then we just walked the mall, played with the ip@ds at the Apple store, and hung out in B@rnes and Noble until it was time to go get the bigs. I missed them, but oh, it was the nicest kind of miss! ;)


Brian and Kerum said...

CPK is just so good. They sell some of their pizzas in the frozen food section at stores. We like the BBQ Chicken Pizza, but usually make it ourselves at home.

So glad you got your dinner out this time around! Oh, and I love the picture of reading time. Such a nice memory!

Nicole said...

Jealous! Glad you guys had a nice "date"...even with your third wheel.

And glad to hear the kids did well while leaving them. Colin had a total MELTDOWN when I left him for my first MOPS meeting. Like, a 2.5 hour on and off crying meltdown. Lets hope this months meeting goes a tad smoother.