Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Romantic Date Night!

Well, on Friday dear hubby and I had our first date night alone since Diana was born! We have been trying to plan on one for the past few weeks and finally, it came! My sister Mandy came to watch Didi then spend the night (that way we would not have to worry about staying out to late!)
So, my sister came over and I gave Didi her last feeding at 6:30 then set her down to sleep and by 7:00 my husband and I were off! Of course, OUR normal bedtime is around 7:00 so we were already pretty tired, but we would not let that stop us from enjoying sweet freedom!!! :)

So first stop was filling up on coffee and gas, then off to beautiful Mauthe Lake. Once we got there we walked around the trails in the woods, then barefoot on the beach. Which, both of us agreed is highly overrated! We are very much northern people and not prone to liking sand a lot and it got all over our clothes when we tried to lay on the beach to stargaze, (One of our absolute favorite things to do!) so we then made our way to the grassy little baseball diamond. There are no lights anywhere near, so we layed there to stargaze. But the grass was so wet we could not get comfortable so we decided to make our way to the Jeep.

We took the top off, drove to the little boat dock, parked, turned on some music, and layed there and watched the stars. It was perfect! The sky was absolutely breathtaking and the air was just chilly enough that what had to get all cuddly and cozy to keep warm:)

I thought I was going to be in the mood to talk a lot, but instead felt so perfectly happy to just cuddle and listen to our songs. There were no need for words, I knew he was having just as much of a perfect time as me. I do love my husband! We are alike in all the ways that are good to be alike in a marriage, but still different enough in all the ways that are good for a marriage!

We both started falling asleep and knew that there was a 45min drive back home so decided to go drive around a bit. Again, perfect! We drove with the top down all around the woods, I could feel my nose getting all pink from the cool air and could smell the campfire smoke. Ah! What a perfect smell, and just as I thought that hubby suggested we go camping again soon:)

So with the woods steadily getting farther and farther behind us we made our way back home. I glanced at the clock, 9:05. What?! Only just after 9:00! Hubby seemed to read my thoughts. "Let's go get some more coffee then stop by the Elrun park by home. We can sit by the river and talk but still not to have far to drive when we go home. It's so early yet!" "Perfect!" I said.
I mean I was pretty tired, but we have waited so long for our date night! I didnt want it to end so soon.

But as we got near home I looked and saw in hubby's eyes that he looked just as, if not more tired than I. And I was trying not to fall asleep! "You know what hun, tonight has been perfect, lets just go home." "But it's our date night! We have been looking forward to this for so long!" " I know, but cuddling at home sounds just as good" I said, wrapping my arm in his. "Are you sure?" "Im sure!" I said, with a sleepy smile. "Ok! Lets go home! That sounds perfect!" He seemed so relieved! So we got home, sat in the parking lot a little while and...uh.. talked :) Then went up to our apt.

Mandy seemed surprised to see us "so early" It was a little after 10:00, LOL. But we are used to being up at 4:45am so was late for us. Anyway, we all drank a cup of coffee and sat around and talked and laughed and then we went to bed. The perfect end to a perfect evening! Didi slept the whole time so our first date night out was a success!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tummy Time!

Ok, I just have to say that I am so proud of my little Diedle Di! She was on her back, turned to her belly and is trying so hard to crawl! BTW, she just turned 5 mo. old. Go Didi, you'll get it!

Our Daily Walk

Well, almost daily anyway! So, today after a early lunch Diana and I went for one of our walks. It was the perfect day! She was in good mood (almost!) the whole time or drifted off to sleep, she loves the gentle bump of the stroller as we walk down the sidewalk

We read a few books at a park right on the lake front (never to early to start the love of reading!)
Although I'm pretty sure she was more interested in how the book tasted. :)

While walking we met a very nice man by the name of Frederick Westphal, who plans on running for governor in the upcoming election. He had some pretty good ideas about getting rid of sales tax here in Wisconsin and giving all teachers a %10 raise. We will be looking forward to hearing more as information becomes available.

Although it was the perfect walk poor Didi was getting pretty tired of all the photo ops that I tried to capture, as you can tell here. :) But she is just so darn cute! What can I say?

So it was great day and the perfect walk, but now it is time to start making dinner and brew some iced tea before hubby gets home!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Beans, Beans, Beans!

NOOO!!!!!!!! NOT GREEN BEANS!!!!!!!!!! Well, the solid food adventure continues as we test out the green beans, a most definite dislike! She has liked just about everything that we have fed her, but the veggies I guess will have to be an acquired taste.

The fact that she hates the veggies I must admit I believe to be dear hubby's fault. In his eagerness to introduce her to new things (and watch that cute little face of hers) he has been giving her little tastes of food since she was about 5 weeks old. Not anything big, he will just dip the very tip of his finger and put a very small drop of anything sweet on her tongue. Just enough to make her crave the sweet stuff! At first I didn't mind this, in fact I thought it was kind of cute the way he would share with her. But after the time he put some Monster energy drink in her bottle before bedtime, enough was enough! Like I said though, she has her sweet tooth! (or should that be "sweet gum")

Well, be it veggies, fruits, or rice cereal; the solid food phase has been a fun one so far. Except the diaper changing part of it all. I mean, good Lord how can one baby stink so bad? Hubby changed just one of those and has flat out refused to change another. I did too. JK! I don't have that option :)Well, all for now! Time to try to get some rest before the start of another day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Diana Marie is 4 months old!

Yes, this is my perfect baby girl! I have to be the worst blogger ever, updating only once every couple of months! :) Well, I have decided to keep up better so I can chronicle little Didi's growth better and remember all the little things that happen along the way! Plus, I take so many pics that I can just upload them onto here until I am ready to try scrapbooking!

Also, to anyone who reads my blog (both of you:) or was wondering, being a new mom is great! I have to be one of the few women in the world who find being a new mom easier than being pregnant! That is probably due to the fact that hubby and I have the most perfect baby ever! She is so cute and has been sleeping through the night since 8 weeks old So from now on i will keep updating this blog!