In our life before Elyse, it was not uncommon for us to have cram-packed weekends that involved us simply going from one activity to another or just running home only to change clothes and head out again. This is just our life. We enjoy being busy & spending time with friends & family which of course sometimes leads to busy weekends.
Well...this was our first BUSY weekend with a baby. And we survived.
Friday night we voted for dinner out so we made our first excursion out with Elyse for a meal. Of course it was just pizza at our local pizza place about 5 minutes from our house, and Elyse slept through the entire meal...but it was our first family dinner out anyway! After dinner we came home and had our "1 month" photo shoot! More on that in another post...let's just say that there will be quite a few outtake photos from our experience.
Saturday morning I stayed at home with Elyse while Hubby went off for his last work-related test ever! He has now officially passed both of his insurance exams. Yay!!! Any other test he would take would be of his own choosing...I am so proud of him!
Daddy & Elyse opening her 1 month birthday present from Mamaw & Pappy
We had lunch together and then I headed out to a baby shower for one of my college roommates...her baby is due tomorrow!!! I took Elyse with me to show her off so I have absolutely no photos...I was mainly just concerned with keeping her content & asleep the whole time I was gone.
After the shower I raced home, fed Elyse & then we abandoned our daughter for the first time. Ok, we didn't abandon her...we left her with Papa, Gigi, & her Uncle Nick so she was in great hands. Hubby & I had date night and it was so nice! We had dinner at our favorite local Mexican restaurant (Maria's), we went to the mall and walked around for a bit so I could give Hubby some birthday ideas for myself, and then we got frozen custard before heading back home.
First date night as parents!
It was such a refreshing evening to be together as a couple and to be reminded that our relationship still exists and is still wonderful...even though our focus in life has totally been turned upside down! We were home in time for me to feed her at 7:30, but even those couple of hours out of the house were fabulous. I can see lots of quick date nights in our future and maybe next time we might be able to work out dinner AND a movie!
Sunday we made it to the early service at church, came home to do some work around the house while Elyse took a nap, and then headed back out to a Missouri State Bears basketball game. She still sleeps through practically the entire game & it's another excuse for Papa & Gigi to see their granddaugther so she's certainly no trouble!
Mommy & Elyse before church...
The game went into overtime which kind of made the rest of our day a little hectic. I ended up feeding Elyse in the car before we headed home, we raced into the house and cooked up a quick snack before heading back out again for our Small Group kickoff gathering. We just gathered together for snacks and to catch up before we'll dive into our study in a few weeks. It was so great to be back with all our great friends. We are so blessed to have such a fabulous small group!
Elyse & I have finally started to get on the same schedule, so hopefully my days will seem a bit more normal! I've actually been incredibly productive today & haven't even tried to fit in a nap...dinner is in the oven and things are being checked off my to-do list! It feels great to get in some sort of routine!