I'm Dating Again

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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As cheesy as this is... Alex and I decided to start "dating" again; taking time for ourselves and time to strengthen our relationship.  I can't even begin to describe to you how our relationship has changed since having the babies and over the course of 2016.  We realized our commitment to make time for "just us" slowly crept away from being a priority amid organizing dinners, play dates, baths, changing diapers, making bottles, singing nursery rhymes, watching and watching and watching Winnie the Pooh, cleaning up the house, grocery shopping, and whatever else scatters our lives.  So we decided to take time again for ourselves.  That being said, this month is still S A V E month so it's not an option to get a sitter and go out to dinner, at least until March.  We've been making reservations in our great room at the high top table each night and eating dinner together after the babies go to sleep.  This allows us to not rush, take time to talk and make it truly a 'date night'.  We've done it the past 3 nights in a row, including Valentine's day, and it's been great.  Just making a tiny switch in our daily routine to bring ourselves closer as a couple, has made quite a difference for us.


Today was a rough day for sweet Ben.  He threw up during the night and once after his morning bottle.  When he is sick, you can tell.  He's normally such a loud, playful, active boo-boo and today was a whole lot of sleep and lounging on the couch watching movies... and that is a-ok in this household.  I hope Emmy doesn't get this bout of sickness.  She was so concerned for him today.  Their relationship continues to surprise me.  Some days they are fighting at all costs and other days they can't stop giggling and hugging each other.  They both seem to know when the other isn't feeling 100%.  And it's not necessarily outward.  She just didn't act herself because Bennett wasn't feeling himself.

This weekend and the following week it's supposed to be in the upper 60's and even hit 70 by Sunday.  As long as B is feeling up for it, we are going to be outside as much as we can.  It's amazing what a little Vitamin D will do for this family.  Tomorrow, my mother-in-law, Becky, is watching the kiddos for a bit so I can get some stuff done around the house.  I can get things done with the babes but it'll be nice to get some deep cleaning done without distraction.  I sound so boring.  But, cleaning is somewhat therapeutic for me.  Sue me.

Sorry if this blog post seems scattered... it's reflecting my brain after this strange week mid February.  Until next week... thanks for reading!

Lauren, E&B

My goof ball.  He is going to be the life of the party... always...

Our favorite park: West Flanders... It's close to home. no wood chips, baby swings and a nicely paved track.  We should start branching out and exploring more but there's something about the familiarity of this park. 
I call this pic..."I've lost a cheerio." 

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