Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Last night was Mom's night out for a group I belong to. Daryl was sweet and took care of Mia for the evening while I met with 4 other moms at Buca di Beppo, a great Italian restaurant that I hadn't been to in a while. I had a great time eating, chatting and getting to know everyone better. We barely talked about our kids...for a change :) Very relaxing. When I got home, Mia was all tucked in bed, so Daryl and I had some nice alone time. He told me about all the fun they had. They played, had dinner, he gave Mia long bath, and then they watched a little bit of football while she was curled up on his lap. Today, I was reading some books to her, and she knew some new words like 'puppy'. I told Daryl all the new words she'd learned, and he very nonchalantly said, 'oh, I taught her those last night'. He was so proud of himself, and very cute about it all.

This morning Mia and I hung out with our friends Juliet and Blake at Texas Jumping Beans. I'd never been, but Blake had his first birthday there, and hadn't been back since, and Juliet highly recommended it. Ready Set Play was closed for cleaning, so we spread our wings and hit TJB's. It was also full of inflatables, but it was a totally different set up. The toddler area is a lot better, but there wasn't a 'big slide' that Mia could go up easily. Mia tried a few things, but Blake had no fear and tried everything. Mia and I were wiped out! She took a long nap once we got home.

We spent the rest of the afternoon playing at home, reading books, making dinner and waiting for Daddy to come home.

Mia & Blake about to go up a slide

Blake & Juliet at the top of the slide
Juliet & Blake bouncing away