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Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Night Out

Thanks for the good wishes about Norah's cold; she already seems better today. Still a bit boogery, but it doesn't interfer with her sleeping or eating, so that's good. She never ran a fever, the boogers were never green, and like I said, her sleeping and eating weren't interrupted, so we never called or went to the doctor. But she has a regularly scheduled appointment on Thursday, so I'll mention then that she was sick.

But sick or not, our friends volunteered to watch her last night so Jerry and I could enjoy some time to ourselves (thanks again Erin and Ryan!), so we went out to dinner to a new restaurant, and we had a wonderful dinner. Initially, it was tough for me to leave Norah, even though I know she could be in no better hands, but I was brave, and it was good to have the time with just the two of us: We had a really awesome dinner and it was nice to be able to eat together at a relaxed pace where we could actually take our time and talk to each other.

Then, afterward, we returned to Erin and Ryan's to find a very content Norah, and we gave her a bath there, and then once she was jammied, we all played some radical Rock Band: Beatles. Norah didn't want to go to bed; she wanted to rock! So, she stayed up for the show, and we rocked out, and I have to say, the Beatles version is awesome! So, we had a lot of fun playing that, then we sat on the porch for a bit and had drinks and chatted while Norah still refused to go to bed.

Needless to say, she was a tired baby when we went home and she conked out in the car right away and then slept one of the best nights she's ever had (in fact, it's 9 am right now and she's still sawing logs after I fed her at 6:30!); I guess babies love to hear Mom and Dad rock out some Beatles tunes!

All in all, it was a very nice evening out with the perfect blend of time alone for Jerry and I and time with friends. I think we really needed a night like that.

Now for today, we plan on a very lazy Sunday filled with an afternoon of laying on the couch watching football, and I plan to run again this evening once it cools off. Hope everyone else is enjoying a nice weekend!

19 comments:

Erin said...

Glad we could help out. Norah was a great baby. It was fun to have a little one in the house again.

For future reference, having them stay up and expecting extra sleep the next morning has backfired a time or two. We discovered this the hard way (up too late ourselves thinking we could get an extra hour of sleep and then Miller woke up earlier than normal!). Don't always count on it ;)

Crystal said...

Glad to hear you two had a great night out. Brian and I are up for watching her for any future dates as well-I love these little munchkins we have running around!

Where did you guys go for dinner?

Running Jen said...

That's awesome that she slept so late for you! I agree with Erin, that does backfire a lot, when mine was a baby, I found that by putting her to bed earlier helped her sleep in better in the morning - strange, but true! But hey, enjoy this good sleep!

Glad you had a night out, I think that is so important to do, and I admit I don't do it nearly enough. I think it's great that you guys are doing that.

Wife, Mommy, Runner said...

The first night out can be hard, but so glad you guys had a great time!

lifestudent said...

Running, dining out, playing some Rock Band. Seems to me like you have got this parenting thing under control ;)

runsarah said...

Glad you had a great time out and Norah is feeling better!

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like a great evening! I so want to try the Beatles Rock Band. I have heard nothing but good!

And, BTW, thanks for your comment on my post about my knee. I think I might end up seeing the doctor a friend recommended. He's a chiro that works specifically with athletes and sports related injuries...

N.D. said...

Glad you got out for a date!!

Rio Runs said...

I admire your ability to retain that life balance! That video game looks good! :)

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

so Beatles rockband is the secret to getting babies to sleep! Why didn't you tell me this sooner? LOL! Glad you guys had a fun night :)

kelsalynn said...

sounds like a perfect night!

My husband can't wait to buy the beatles rock band. I'm glad to hear it's awesome.

What's your favorite instrument? I suck at the drums.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I'm glad you had a nice night out. :-)

RunningLaur said...

It's great to hear that she's happy with you having adult fun time. Such a great kiddo!

Marlene said...

Sounds like a great night out! Yay for awesome friends and yay for a solid sleep!

Hope you're enjoying Sunday.

Nikki said...

Hmm, Rock Band, eh? That's all I need to get our little guy to sleep through the night? :o)

X-Country2 said...

Norah has the most awesome parents EVER!

MCM Mama said...

Glad you had a good time! YAY for a decent night's sleep too. Alone time and sleep - two of the most necessary things to be good parents, IMO (I'm not getting much of either right now and I can definitely see it in my interactions with the boys)

runner26 said...

sounds like a great night! glad you got some alone time~ and nice job runn-ing in the rain--that's hardcore!

Agate Lake Girl said...

Glad you guys had a nice night out. We went to Village Tavern the night before for our anniversary!