December 19, 2009

Date Night

Kamron and I went on a *stop the world* date last night. And not the kind of scramble to get a babysitter so we can go to a company party, or client dinner, or something like that date night. I mean a real date night. This was a night where my mom volunteered to come and pick up the kids so that we could do whatever I we wanted! Woo Hoo! I have been dying to go and see the movie The Blind Side, so that's what we did. If you haven't seen it yet- you really should go and see it. It is a great story. It's got football in it for the guys and lots of tearjerker moments for the ladies- just a fantastic overall movie. Then we went out for fajitas and reveled in the silence that comes with a childless dinner. The fajitas were good- but the silence was golden! Every now and then a mom's just gotta be able to eat a meal without hearing, "Meatloaf... again? I hate meatloaf!" or "Can you get me a fork?" or "I spilled my milk". (Insert whining and crying here.)

So what did the kids do while they were at their GranMary's house? They made a gingerbread house! I just gotta say- I am totally proud of my mom for taking on this project. She is not the kind of gal who does messes well. I swear, I don't remember one single time when I was a kid that our house was messy. She's not anal about it or anything, she's just one of those naturally neat and organized people. Unfortunately, I did not inherit that gene because it seems like my house is perpetually in a state of disarray. Except for the laundry- which used to be my nemesis. There were always clothes stacked to the top of the ceiling in the laundry room. I despise folding clothes and putting them away. But last winter I had a dream that Kamron told me we couldn't adopt a baby because I couldn't keep up with the laundry that two kids made, much less add in another one. (Not that he'd ever say anything like that in real life) But every since then, I've made it a priority to keep up with the laundry. And having clothes where they are supposed to be has revolutionized my life. Now if I could only apply that to dirty dishes, dusting, vaccuuming, etc. Oh well, a girl can't have it all.

Okay- so back to the gingerbread house. Here's the crew with their creation:



Then came the best part- eating the gingerbread house!



Shockingly, all that sugar didn't keep them awake. The 30 minute car ride home lulled them right to sleep. Man- it was so great to have a night out!

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