August 10, 2009

It Finally Happened....

Several months ago (March? April? Time tends to blend together these days) Hubby and I made arrangements for the girls to sleep over at grandma and grandpa's, giving us an unprecedented night to ourselves. Then a flu bug ruined those plans and two of the girls and I were down for the count. It was quite a disappointment since Hubby and I had spent weeks planning our night out.
To celebrate our upcoming wedding anniversary Hubby secretly arranged for his parents to take our girls this past weekend. At first I was unsure and almost said no. We already had plans to attend a pool party during the day with his parents and I was concerned our daughters would be exhausted. In the end I decided to give it a try.
My main concern was what would happen at bed time. Our daughters have never spent a night without us. I shouldn't have worried. Cakes and Tortilla conked out right away. Roo and Sue-Sue treated the whole affair like a slumber party, but when grandma and grandpa moved them to another room and turned on a night light they settled down. In fact last night Tortilla asked to go sleep back at grandma's, so I guess the night was a success.
As for Hubby and I, we went to see the latest Harry Potter movie. It was OK. This was my least favorite book, so it shouldn't have surprised me that this installment of the movie wasn't so hot. Still, it was nice to be out without worrying about rushing to get home. Bed time was a bit strange without hearing the usual stirrings and sounds from the girls' room. All and all it was a fun time and a great surprise from Hubby. And in case you're wondering, I only called my in-laws once to check on the girls, so I think I handled the sleep over fairly well!

11 comments:

Sadia said...

Wow, we're really on a similar schedule! Of course, Melody and Jess have yet to spend the night in a different house than the one I'm in.

I'm glad it went well. I wonder if sleepovers are easier for multiples, since they usually have their sibling(s) with them.

Quadmama said...

I don't know if it's easier with multiples since it can quickly become a true slumber party... but I'm sure it helped to have their sisters around.

MaryAnne said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm glad the sleepover went well - that's a milestone we have yet to reach in our home...

Quadmama said...

I knew if they could just fall asleep they would be out for the night.

Becky said...

YAY YOU!!!!!! YAY HIM!!!!!!!! It is soooo important to have that time as a couple when you can....as the girls get older it will be easier. Happy Anniversary too!!! :)

Roman and Tiffany said...

Happy Anniversary! I am so glad you were able to have a night out.

Quadmama said...

It's the first "overnight" out we've had since the girls were born.. and the first movie we've seen in the theater since our LAST anniversary (Kung Fu Panda with the girls last month doesn't count)

Stephanie B said...

Good for you. One can't get too much alone time when you have little ones.

Quadmama said...

It was so nice to get out. In the morning we laughed and said "well, I guess it's time to be parents again."

Brooke said...

Glad to hear it went so well! What a great husband and grandparents!

We have our first night away from our kids coming up next weekend. Honestly, I'm just looking forward to sleeping in. For. Once.

Quadmama said...

Hubby and I were excited to sleep in... we slept until 8am, which is sleeping in for us and STILL felt exhausted. Go figure.

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