Said babysitter actually ended up being babysitters. As we got a two for one deal with my younger sisters. Who was I to turn that down. So two babysitter's later we were off.
We started off with dinner because we are wild and crazy like that. Plus, umm...oh yeah, I was starving. Brad made the mistake of telling me he didn't care where we ate. Which of course meant we ended up at my favorite restaurant, Casa De Oro. That's right folks my very favorite food is mexican food. And when Brad offered me a bite of his fajitas, I may or may not have closed my eyes and moaned a little.
Funny thing happened at dinner though. We spent half of dinner talking about Preston. What he's been learning, what he's going to learn, what we'd play with him lately, and telling silly stories about things that he's done recently. He hijacked our dinner and he wasn't even there!
I have to be honest, much as I love Preston, I do not love taking him out to restaurants. I do not get to eat. And I am a big fan of eating. A big fan people. I take eating very seriously. So it was very enjoyable to be able to eat all the chips and bean dip I wanted while I waited for my meal. Then to be able to pick up my fork and not set it down until I had cleared my plate. No interruptions. I'd forgotten how nice it could be to go out to eat with my husband and actually eat and talk. Even if the talk was all about our two year old.
From there we made a quick pit stop at...Target! I ran in for a pair of flip flops. Somehow I left with no flip flops. But I did leave with shoes. Three pairs in fact. In my defense it was not my fault. It was Brad's. I'm pretty sure his agreement to purchase any and all pairs of my new shoes were in an effort to get out of Target as quickly as possible. I was all for that idea. Who was I to argue when Brad was telling me just to get them.
PS. Target now has boots out. I'm not sure how I feel about that. It is not yet winter, but oh how I love me some boots. As evidenced by the fact that I left with a pair.
Then we finished off the night with a movie. I know what you're thinking, we're such party animals. I know, I know. But we were just taking advantage of having babysitters.
After trying to decide between The Ugly Truth and The Time Traveler's Wife we ended up at The Ugly Truth. It seemed more like a movie that we would both enjoy. And let me tell you that was a good decision. When the preview for The Time Traveler's Wife came on, I actually started crying. CRYING! During the PREVIEW! I don't even know how I'm going to make it through, I don't know, the whole movie. Definitely won't be a movie that Brad will enjoy. However The Ugly Truth, was hilarious. I loved it. It was silly and cute and one of those movies where you can just sit there and enjoy the fact that your out and your at the movies. Definitely recommend it.
We arrived home to a sleeping little boy. He was just plain tuckered out after a night with his Aunties. He'd also scratched up the bottom of his foot while racing around. Sounds like he pulled through like a champ though. Could have been the fact that he was with not one but two of his Aunts and they took excellent care of him.
The best part? Not only did I enjoy a night out with my husband and come home to a sleeping baby but we were all in bed by midnight. Mission accomplished.