Yay! Pool time!
Wait a minute.. What's over there??
Let me walk over and see. Can I go play with the big kids?
And I'm done here.
The rest of the evening was uneventful and after putting V down for the night, E and I left to start our weekend sans baby. The night started out very promising and as we had just ordered our second round of drinks at a local neighborhood spot, my phone rings... It's the alarm company. I answer and the lady tells me that our front glass break just went off. Crap! The ONE night we're out, our house is getting broken into. Or so we thought.. We close out and rush home at lightning fast speed to try to catch our intruders in the act. Turns out our "intruder" was Miss Mattie howling to a siren and setting off the glass break. Good to know our alarm is so "sensitive". So, to cap the evening off, we sat in our courtyard and enjoyed some wine and great conversation. With just each other. And it was perfect!
Saturday I still was up at the crack of dawn b/c let's face it, I'm a mom, and whether or not my baby is with me, I still am on her schedule and still worry and have to make sure she's okay, etc etc etc. So, I called my mom at 7:30 to see how the night had gone. She reported that all was well. V slept great and was feeling right at home. So, upon this news, I went back to sleep and slept till 10:30! MUCH needed! Then we spent the rest of the day doing stuff we used to do pre-baby. Like going to breakfast, running errands, watching a movie during the day, and going out to dinner. All without any schedules, bottles, feedings, and diapers. Now, I have to say here that I am well aware to be careful about the words that come out of my mouth, and to be sans baby is not the life I want by far. I want and love my life of feedings, diapers, bottles, schedules, etc. I want my V, but it was nice to just get a small break to re-charge with E. We had a great date night Saturday night at a sushi restaurant (both of ours favorite food) and I was in bed by 10:30 with a glass of wine watching Saturday Night Live. Perfect!
Sunday, we picked up V after Church and I spent the rest of the day making baby food and being mom again. I sure did miss her and it was so great to give her a big ole hug today and lots and lots of kisses. My mom had her all dolled up for us when we arrived and man my heart melted upon seeing her chubby little cheeks.
As I've been noting over the last several weeks, V's been on the verge of walking. This weekend, she did it. She took her first official first steps. E and I actually may have missed the first ones as I think she did it on Saturday, but she walked back and forth between my mom and I today as she showed off her newfound skills to me! She's almost 11 months old and I can't believe it. Where does the time go?
So, overall, it was a great weekend for all. V had a great time at her grandparents' house and mommy and daddy had a great time with each other re-charging.
And, to end this here post, here's a gem of a picture I took from my inspection for work on Thursday. It's a chicken in the road. I don't see anything wrong with this picture. At least the cops are monitoring the "situation" and have it under control.