we had a date night.
just the two of us.
some blurry pictures. with no car seat in the back.
ellie stayed with grandma and grandpa for 2 whole hours. and i'm not going to lie... i got teary eyes a couple of times. michael would look at me and i would tear up. and i would say "i just miss her." but, then i realized michael wasn't having the same reaction... he wasn't having the same reaction because he's had to be away from her from the very beginning when he went back to work. he has to leave her when she's all smiles in the morning and, up until recently, had to come home when she had her fussy time in the evening. i started to feel so sorry for him. she's growing out of the "cling to mom in the evenings and won't let ANYONE else hold her" stage. it happened. anyway, we had a nice dinner without having to rush through because that also happened sometimes if we were afraid ellie was going to start fussing. we talked. we laughed. we had fun. ellie is 10 weeks old now and we've decided it's ok to have time for ourselves every now and then (it was still SUPER hard for me). luckily, since i'm her food supply we can only be away for about a 2-3 hour stretch. thank goodness.
also...... it's official. my family is THE worst at taking pictures of ourselves. we need a live-in photographer to take a group shot of the 3 of us. or, maybe we should invest in a tripod... either way. proof:
i know what you're thinking.... that poor baby!!!