Tuesday, July 21, 2009


This past weekend was full of "firsts" for our family.

Brent and Peyton went on their "first" fishing trip together...just the two of them (and for the "first time", I didn't pack for them).

Palmer and I went on our "first" date night together...just the two of us.

It was a memorable weekend. Brent and I each having only 1 child -- that's a pretty big deal in and of itself!

It was so cute to see how excited Peyton was to go fishing with his Daddy. So excited he didn't even want to change out of his wet swim suit (after a fun-filled day at the Water Park) -- he was ready to ride for 9 hours in a wet swim suit!

Of course, we didn't dare tell Palmer where they were going. As soon as he heard the words Florida, beach or fishing, I would have had a full melt-down on my hands. He's always asking to go...So, I told Palmer we were going to do something special.

So, we went to Chick-Fil-A for dinner (I got a nice out-of-the-blue kiss on the cheek while we
were there) and then we went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince -- Palmer's "first" time in a big movie theatre. He was in awe of the big screen and has been asking to go back since. Of course, I must admit (in a shameful way) that we went to see Harry Potter because I wanted to see it, so I purposely went to a late 8:30 showing...in hopes that he would fall asleep...and he did. So, my date for the evening, fell asleep (mission accomplished). It was so cute...he was spread across two seats covered up with his "blue." We got home about midnight...so as he was lying next to me in bed (I let him sleep with me), he looked at me and said, "Mommy, I love you and Daddy." (I suspect it had something to do with the fact that he was getting to sleep with me), but then I said, "What about Peyton?" His reply, "No, Peyton is mean to me." At least he's honest!
Peyton is already asking to go fishing again. And Palmer has been asking to go back to the movie theater (which he now thinks is for falling asleep, not actually watching the movie). AND, Peyton is also asking to go see Harry Potter and Palmer is asking to go fishing...maybe we should switch it up!

Either way, it was a great weekend for all of us -- in two separate places, but fun spending one-
on-one time together!!!

TRULY BLESSED to have two beautiful, healthy children that love us and want to spend time with us!

PS...I get another date night this weekend with Peyton...wonder if I'll get another out-of-the-
blue kiss on the cheek?