July 23, 2014

Our First Date Night

 Well it finally happened!! Date Night. After 18months of no dates. Jarod and I finally took one. My mom has watched Ava a couple of times for us. When we moved, when I was sick and had to go to the doctor, but thats about it no dates. Just for things that had to get done.

I have a very hard time leaving Ava. I feel that I know her better than anyone so I just like to be there at all times. Ava has had so many sturggles with teeth, stomach, reflux her whole life that I know having me there helps and I pretty much can tell better than anyone what she needs or wants. I am finally getting a little more comfortable with leaving her with family but it is still hard for me. We tried church once and I think i cried more than her. It wasn't the time for us yet. I know some moms are reading these as you are "nuts" but its just something that is hard for me.

Jarod and I finally decided it was time. My aunt is visiting from Florida so she came with my mom and they watched Ava for us! They did a great job and Ava had the best time. She talks about Nonna and Grammy all the time.

We decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh. Angus Barn. I was so excited about actually just sitting down and not having to say "no, no don't do this" or "no, no don't do that" or make sure she was eating enough and just all that goes around with meal time with a very picky and strong willed toddler. I forgot how long it has been since I had a hot meal that I could finish all the way through.

We both got the combo of steak and seafood. Jarod loves lobster and I love King crab claws.  I think I ate one bite of my steak (prime rib) and just ate the crab claws. And Jarod pretty much did the same thing with the lobster. Our eye were bigger than our stomachs, plus the cheese, crackers, bread and salad will fill you up fast too. We had a nice doggy bag to take home for Jarod's lunch the next day.

We enjoyed our date so much! The food was wonderful, just getting to be together alone was refreshing. Of course we talked about Ava a lot!

Yup we got photo bombed. I will write a post on my thoughts on that for another time!


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