A Pleasant Surprise

I finally have a moment to myself and am awake enough to take advantage and catch up on what happened this past weekend. Saturday was Ken and my 6 yr anniversary and this year it was Ken’s turn to plan. He contacted my mom over a week ago to take the twins over night which she of course told me about even though Ken said NOT TO… so I knew about that in advance but he was silent on the dinner plans and all just told me to pick out a nice outfit and something decent for Emanuel. We even went so far as to go to LaSenza on Wednesday and pick out a NON nursing bra! Emanuel is down to just lunchtime feeds and starting this week we are going every other day with the intention of finally weaning him completely. This is sooner than I had planned but he is grazing me with his teeth which is getting painful and really is willing to cuddle and bond with his straw cup of milk or watching one of his videos. Anyway…. Saturday morning we went out and ran some errands, in the afternoon everyone EXCEPT me had a nice nap and then we started getting ready. I was completely dressed and the twins were all but ready, Ken was working on getting out of the shower and kept avoiding talking about getting Emanuel ready… all of a sudden our downstairs door buzzer goes off – it is KARYN come to babysit EMANUEL!! Now THAT was a surprise! We did not mention it to mom since I think her feelings would be hurt but since the twins were sleeping over and Emanuel would have to come home at night (he is also a VERY light sleeper and too little to bunk on the floor like the twins did) it would not have worked for her to take him anyway.
He still would not tell me where supper was so we drove to the city just the two of us (so quiet!!) and got there early for our – get this – reservations! Since when has Ken made reservations?? We went to this little place called The Creperie┬áit was so romantic with little dinner for two type areas and candlelight and quiet music. We had appetizers and chatted and then I had a delicious Chicken Cordon Bleu crepe, I even had a drink something called a Fudgsicle. It was so wonderful to spend almost 2 hours eating and relaxing! On the way home we stopped at the liquor store for beer and a cooler and then visited with Karyn for a while before she headed back to the city. Her parents were in town from Saskatchewan so they stopped by here for a while and played with Emanuel. I guess he was wonderful only a little scared of Karyn’s Dad (he IS hugely tall) and cried once when she lay him down for bed. We only had to wake up with one kid on Father’s Day so I got up with Emanuel and let Ken sleep in til 8:30 when I had to go to bed to sleep off my stomach ache from the little I DID drink. (that’s it I am DONE with drinking and that is the first time in YEARS !! How bad is that!) Mom dropped the twins off around 9:30 – I guess they did rather well too bedding down in mom’s sewing area in the livingroom. So all in all a TERRIFIC anniversary.
We did pizza on Father’s Day and tried to let Ken relax as much as possible. Now the next event for our family is my birthday since Isabella’s is going to be celebrated on the 1st of July. There is a birthday party planned for two of the Davey kids (Ken’s ex-co-worker’s family) on Saturday which I think we are going to as well. As usual Ken is in charge of planning my birthday so I am not sure what is going on.
In regards to moving – well Ken says our mortgage broker is waiting on some lenders and seems optimistic… I am being guardedly optimistic myself and joke with Ken that the best gift of all for my birthday would be a mortgage so we could go to the open house and see where we are going to live. I am just reminding myself over and over that it will all work out in time. We just have to continue being patient.
Ok so potty training is NOT going anywhere. We went to a different trainer – one without the cool feel and it is caused them to simply NOT care. So back to the cool feel and hopefully trying of undies. I just wish we could get this duplex thing sorted out… so much is going on right now I feel so all over the place and I swear the kids are using that to their advantage.
We went a round about way back home from posting letters today and stopped at the fruit stand down the alley from our house. I picked up blueberries for the boys – granted not BC but still mmm and a fruit treat for me. The guy there was really nice and had a pretty good selection. He opened one of his candy containers for us to try… sweet, the boys liked it maybe next time.
So all in all it has been a busy few days!

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