August 3, 2010
Date Night, the Extended Version
Saturday night's date night was made possible by my wonderful mother-in-law and sister-in-law. They graciously agreed to come spend the night with the boys so that Kev and I could head into Boston on our own. THANK YOU!
Since we used points for our hotel room (the inspiration for this little outing), we splurged on the fun. We started with an afternoon at Fenway Park, enjoying great seats at an awesome game that the Red Sox won in the bottom of the ninth inning. When I woke up the next morning with a sore throat, it took me a minute to realize that I wasn't getting sick....I had just yelled too much at the game. I am a big baseball fan, so for me, there's not much better than spending a glorious summer day at Fenway.
Oh, and let's mention the weather for a moment. When I say glorious, I mean glorious. Upper 70s, sunny, and fabulous. Warm in the sun, cool in the shade. Perfect.
After the game, we enjoyed a nice walk through the city back to our hotel. We went to a late dinner at one of our favorite restaurants - definitely a special-occasion kind of place. This is the kind of restaurant with professional waiters and bartenders who are incredibly knowledgeable and seem to really enjoy what they do. The food was spectacular, and the wine complemented it perfectly. (Both Kevin and I now admit that we do not go to nice restaurants enough, because neither of us had anything to wear. I think a shopping trip may be in order.)
The next morning, I still woke up at 6:20AM. Will my body relearn how to sleep later once my children do? Despite the early wakeup, I had the luxury of relaxing and getting up when I was ready. We went to breakfast and headed home, where we found two gorgeous boys who had a blast hanging out with their grandma and aunt. Winners all around! We will definitely do that again.