Friday, September 2, 2011

I had planned a really fun date night with RJ as a surprise "thank you" for all his kitchen work. We haven't been out since our vacation so I was SO ready for someone else to cook for me! and to spend some one-on-one with my man. Plans changed because Harper's nose was a little too snotty and I didn't want to bring her to someone else's house so we decided to all go out together to Jethro's. RJ and I split some wings...I had been craving them for months and they did not disappoint.
It ended up being exactly what I needed. A good family night! Harper has been a little....feisty....lately and there has been lots of screaming/irrational melt downs/your typical, hair-pulling, girly attitude. We had been in such a good season of her life for the past 8 months or so, so I suppose she is due for a new phase. And then last night I was blessed with sweet behavior and the chance to just sit in a loud restaurant and observe. Don't you love those moments? The moments of kind of taking a step back and admiring your family and being blown over with thankfulness? 
We have so many (really, so many) days of no-where-near-perfectness. And there are so many moments where I day dream about our kids being a little bit older so we can enjoy activities more as a family and not worry about sippy cups and diapers. But then there are those sprinklings of moments like I had last night where I want time to stop. Henry colored a Buzz Lightyear picture, wrote the work "toy" without me having to show him how, and Harper was feeding her baby a bottle and dancing her around. 
Of course today is a new day. Harper is still sleeping so the world still seems lovely and peaceful (ha!) and I'm sure even within the next 30 minutes someone will yell, someone will demand milk, there will be some (or lots) of crying, but seriously, I am so thankful for my little family.I am so undeserving, but am so thankful.

I love 'em.


The Sneaky Mommy said...

Yeah for happy family time!!! Maybe Harper just needed a night out--I act the same way when I'm stuck without a date night! ;) Hope you have a great Friday!

une autre mère said...

Aw, that was sweet! And yes, I do love those moments when you wish time would just stop. At least for a little while. You have a beautiful family and I'm glad you were able to have a great night with them! Here's to more lovely moments to come! :)

Nicole said...

Oh Abby! This made me cry. Probably because it's that time of the month and I am a little hormonal. But it was so sweet. Those are some of the best moments!!


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