The happiest baby on the block 😉
It’s been a fantastic weekend.
I finished work early yesterday, packed up the baby, and jetted off to run errands for the afternoon. I took some clothes to the resale shop and then went to my favorite children’s consignment boutique, Belles and Beaus, in League City. Gabriel has really needed some new clothes for a few weeks now, especially now that it’s getting hot outside!
I had an absolute blast on my mini shopping spree. Gabriel racked up in the clothes department with some Little Swimmers diapers (brand-new and 1/3 the price I’d pay at Walmart!), three super-cute outfits, some new socks, a pair of Keds, and two hats! All in great condition and pretty darn inexpensive! Yay for second-hand clothes! I feel sufficiently frugal and environmentally friendly (and my kid looks adorable).
That night, Michael and I went out on a “hot date”–thanks to our friend Matt. We had such a fantastic time! We do a babysitting exchange with Matt and Lucy, taking turns watching each other’s kids while the other couple has a date night. Matt called early this week and reminded me that Michael and I haven’t been out on a date in a while. It’s great to have friends who can good-naturedly hold us accountable to that!
I actually dressed up for our date, even putting on a pair of sort-of-high heels for the evening. It’s amazing what throwing on a pair of heels can do for a girl! Or at least for me. I think it makes me take the date a little more seriously, because dressing up and wearing heels is something I do for nice occasions. Besides, last night we had the pleasure of going out to a nice restaurant, a sit-down, maybe-get-an-appetizer, don’t-just-order-a-cheeseburger restaurant. It was wonderful.
The first order of the night, however, wasn’t dinner. After dropping off Gabriel with Matt, we went and got Michael something that he has been wanting for a very, very long time: an iPhone. Coincidentally (or not:?), yesterday happened to be the very first day we were eligible for phone upgrades. It was a good thing that we got the phone too, because we got lost trying to find the restaurant, and Michael had to pull over and use a restaurant mapping app to find out how to get there. See, it’s already paying for itself. 🙂 And the restaurant was delicious. We’ll definitely go back soon if we get the inkling to blow 1/4 of our grocery budget on one meal. 🙂
After dinner, we met up with some friends to have a drink for our friend Tyler-Blair’s birthday. Michael and I didn’t actually order drinks, having just eaten a huge meal and also having no more eating out budget to speak of this month, but we had a blast hanging out with everyone. We are so blessed with great friends here in Houston!
Fast forward to today. All three of us slept in until 8:30, then Michael brought me breakfast in bed. Then I decided to pass on the love and feed Gabriel breakfast in bed, too. :o) After that, I went to the farmer’s market in Nassau Bay, while Michael took Gabriel with him to run a couple of errands.
At the farmer’s market, I ended up buying a couple of heads of romaine and spinach, some parsley and some green onions. I’m glad I didn’t look as surprised as I felt when the farmer bagged up all my produce and there was still dirt all over everything and roots attached. I’m going to have to scrub that Romaine! I still have a lot to learn about buying au natural.
After the farmer’s market, I went on a tiny shopping spree of my own and bought some clothes at this great little resale boutique down the street from us. I’m pretty excited about my purchases because I haven’t bought new clothes in so long! Well, make that non-maternity clothes.
This afternoon, we decided to go for a walk on whim, and ended up walking almost all the way to Kemah. It felt wonderful to get outside in the fresh air, even though that fresh air smelled like fish and old tires.
And tonight, I made hamburgers, garlic mashed potatoes, peas and chocolate chip cookies.
Yes, I’m kind of exhausted. But in a good way. The baby’s in bed, the chocolate chip cookies taste great, and life is good.