Monday, April 19, 2010

Guess Who Went on a Date?

Leo and I had a date. It was amazing! We haven't had a real date since before Isabella was born--sad, I know...but when you don't live by family and are new to an area it's a little more complicated to find someone you trust with your girls.

This was all part of Leo's gift from me for his birthday. I lined up the sitter, researched places to eat and lined up what movie we'd watch. It rocked--and he loved it!

I took him to this amazing wood fired pizza place downtown {called Leo's--ha!}. We sat outside, had a couple of drinks, ordered our food and talked. We got some sun, had real conversations that didn't include "be quiet!", "stop throwing your crayons on the floor" and "do we need to go to the car for quiet time?!". At first it was strange--I mean, what do we talk about?! We talked about the girls. How nice it was outside and how yummy my margaritas were {go figure I had some 'ritas...but it was 80 degrees, sunny and just the perfect day for 'ritas outside!}.

After our amazing lunch we decided to go and do some shopping--but we didn't find anything that we had to have. It was the strangest feeling of shopping and not finding one single thing that, you know, I had to have right then and there...

For our movie we saw Date Night. Okay, it was hilarious! I'm pretty sure we laughed almost the entire time--seriously, we were so happy with our pick. It was perfect for any couple who just finds themselves feeling like their lives are in a "rut" and thinking they need some excitement in their lives. Between the movie, my buttery popcorn and Diet Coke I was the happiest wife ever! We never get to see movies and the entire day in general was so perfect. I truly felt blessed this weekend.

Leo loved his special day--and I think he was impressed with everything--the awesome restaurant downtown, the movie and me lining up a sitter. He told me it was the best present ever--wow! His birthday is actually on Tuesday, so we'll be doing cake then...I'm just glad I got so many great ideas from my fabulous readers!

Oh--and if you watched any movies lately be sure to link up with Messy Mommy! She does Movie Monday each week and it's a great way to find some new movies to watch {or ones to steer clear of, haha!}.



Movie Monday @ Messy Mommy

27 comments:

Lindsay said...

oo so glad you guys had a great date night!! Sounds like the perfect birthday gift :-)

Kmama said...

That sounds fabulous. I'm glad you got out and had a good time!!

MommyLovesStilettos said...

That sounds wonderful :)

Venassa said...

Sounds like a fun date. I dont have children but it seems me and my boyfriend never really have dates. We're in the middle of a boring place right now.

I like the movie Monday idea. I love hearing peoples opinions on movies. I am now following her.

Heather said...

I saw that movie the other night with my fiance. Tina Fey and Steve Carell could be my top two actors right now, and I loved it! Glad you had such a great time.

Sara A Broers said...

So happy for you! Sounds like you had a great time.

Terry said...

Sounds like a perfect day!! I know it's hard to get out without kids...but once you do, isn't it awesome?? I think every couple needs some "us time"! Glad you got yours!

Evonne said...

Sounds like a great date! I love when the weather's nice and we can eat ouside!

amanda said...

yay for birthday dates!! and just yay for dates in general! something we all should do more often :)

Jenny said...

sounds like a wonderful birthday and date all in one! i really want to see that movie too...

i hear you on finding good sitters...it is hard when you don't have family close!

Danielle said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. What a compliment you received about the best birthday present ever. Looks like you did a wonderful job after all.

Krystyn said...

Yay for a date night! So much fun and so important! It's amazing how refreshed you are!

So glad you had a great time. I should add a movie to our date night next week.

Meg from Megs A Mommy! said...

Aww! Good for you guys!
That movie looks hilarious, I really want to see it!

Melissa said...

That sounds awesome! A date day!!! Love it... hopefully you will get to do it again relatively soon... maybe every other month or something?

Hattie said...

Yay for date night! So happy to hear y'all had a great time and that you found a sitter!

Shell said...

Sounds like a fun night out! I want to see that movie.

You need to have more date nights. Listen to your friend. ;)

Homesick Cajun said...

I'm so glad that you got some alone time with your boo!! I'm sure it was a great break for the two of you!

Erin said...

Sounds like you guys had an awesome time. Good for you!!

Nikki said...

Sounds like a perfect date to me!! I think it's great that you two were able to get out and enjoy yourselves without the kiddos for a little while. I think it's so important in a relationship to do that. We all forget to take that time...I'm totally guilty of it....so good for you!
And I've heard that movie is hilarious!!!

BabyMommaBlog said...

I love date nights :) I love seeing posts like this and hope for many more years of happiness! This is exactly what people need...time for just themselves :) Ohhh and love your daughters name (we didn't pick it because it was the #1 name in 09! lol) it's our daughters too! We pronounce it Esabella though :p Just to be a little different.

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

So awesome that you guys got to go out. Sounds like you had a great time! That Date Night movie looks really funny. Steve Carrell cracks me up. We'll probably have to wait for the DVD though. Like you said, it is hard to find good sitters when you are still fairly new to the area and have no family around. I'm glad you guys found one!

Anti-Supermom said...

Can I admit that I'm jealous! Sounds perfect.

Ali @ Mommie Life said...

That sounds like so much fuN!! I am dying to see date night!! And ritas, popcorn AND diet coke... wow, your one lucky girl!! :)

purseblogger said...

Oh yea! Perfect date for you guys. So glad you did it. :) It does sound like the perfect day.

Honey B. said...

Aww, that sounds like a great date! We went to see Date Night over the weekend, and it really was fun...we've been married for 2 1/2 years now and we joke about the ruts forming...lol

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Your day does sound perfect! I am so glad that it turned out so well! I think Date Night looks like a funny movie...glad to hear that it is good!

Messy Mommy said...

That's awesome! I love date nights! Haven't had one in a long time though!