Once upon a time, Brandon and I were just a couple kids without any real responsibilities. No big jobs, just college. No pets, except for awhile we had a rat (whom I loved!). No babies, only our cars. Before we were married, before we were engaged, we were dating.
And on Monday afternoon, we went on our first date since Penny was born! (If you're following my Instagram, you probably saw all the photos while they were happening.) When Brandon came back from SERE school we interviewed a babysitter who came highly regarded, who we found on SitterCity. After the short interview we knew she would be great! With his parents being here, we never got around to making a date, and then on Saturday we realized, "Crap, flight school is starting like next week and we're not going to see each." So we planned a date!
We decided to do a lunch and afternoon date because it would work better for Penny. That was fine with me!
The night before, I typed out some instructions. My baby comes with an instruction packet. You can't fault me, I like being thorough. I'm sure she appreciated it a bit. Right...?
After lunch we went and bought our tickets for my movie of choice: Rock of Ages. And since we had a bit of time, we headed over to Cold Stone to share a small ice cream. Brandon chose the Founder's Favorite. We were full but we just couldn't pass up Cold Stone.
After the movie was done, we headed back home. Penny was crying because she couldn't fall asleep, but other than that, she had been a great baby. The babysitter did a wonderful job with her. I will tell you, though, Penny was soooo excited when we got home. She was grinning and flapping her legs and arms. It was so cute!
We didn't talk much, but we enjoyed some of the quiet that our date gave us. It was fun to just be us two and not have to worry about the baby. Plus, we hadn't seen a movie together at the movie theatres since a week before Penny was born. It was well overdue!
Do you date your husband?