Sunday, August 31, 2008

Day off

I LOVE being near family! They have been a huge help these many months during and following my pregnancy. But now, they want to continue to help even on days we aren't at the doctor/hospital. Yesterday we took up an offer from Ian's aunt to watch both boys while we enjoyed an entire day to ourselves. I felt guilty for about 5 minutes and never looked back afterwards. We so needed this!

Ian left the house to drop the boys at 9:30am and I showered and "prettied" myself up (I actually wore a skirt - gasp!). We headed out the door for the thirty minute drive to Calhoun (about 45 minutes south of Chattanooga TN on I-75). We ate at the Eastern Chinese sit down, not buffet restaurant that EVERYTHING tasted wonderfully. My dad had eaten there a couple of weeks earlier and recommended it. We wanted to try it, but didn't want to take two kids on a 30 minute journey if we didn't like the place. Let's just say we will be returning with the family!

The we headed across the street to the outlets. * Note to Liz - outlets were great, but not as big as the ones in you know. :) They were having great deals with the Labor day weekend too. I got lots of clothes. :) Shirts, jeans, casual pants and stuff for my babies too! Most items were anywhere between 50%-75% off of normal retail. Love that. I got birthday presents for both my niece and nephew too. With it just being a thirty minute drive, I definitely know where I'll be Christmas shopping!

We then made it back to the house for some "quality time". Eventually we made our way into our garden tub with candles...and we both fell asleep for a good 20 minutes when the cooling water woke me up! After getting re-dressed in comfy clothes, we called Ian's aunt and told her we were on our way. She said take your time and go out to dinner...OK! We just headed up to Stevie B's pizza place for a quick, inexpensive bite...since we had spent quite a bit for the day!

We then headed over to pick up the kiddos. We spent a nice relaxing hour chatting with Ian's aunt and grandmother as they recounted their day with the boys...laughter ensued at the antics! We bundled them up and they headed for bed when we walked in the door. Thank goodness we brought their pj's over when Ian dropped them off. Mommy and daddy cuddled on the couch and then turned in ourselves.

Today we are off to my parents' house to spend the night. Me and my mother are going to the movies tonight when the boys turn in, and me and Ian are sleeping in tomorrow while my parents make breakfast cooked to order for the whole family (Downey included). We'll then head out to Red Lobster for a late lunch after William is up, and afterwards split ways.

This Labor day weekend has been wonderfully labor free! Can we do this every weekend??


Stephanie said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! You definitely deserve it!

Randi Jo :) said...

you are so blessed to be by them!!

Love ya

Elizabeth said...

Hooray for family who love you! SO glad that you and Ian enjoyed your day to be together and enjoy each other - so rare now that we've become parents, isn't it?

Susie said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! You definitely needed a weekend like that, huh? So glad you guys had fun! :o)

babyfordawn1983 said...

I am so jelelous! I want this weekend!

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