Tuesday, May 17, 2011

steppin' out sunday

So let me just say how awesome my fiance is. Ok, I might be writing his partially sucking up because we got in a minor tiff on Sunday while he was trying to be nice to me but of course, everything went wrong. But it really is the thought that counts and he really couldn't have accounted for everything that happened.

Back to sucking up... first thing Sunday morning, after I nursed JC, Charles took JC into the living room to play so I could sleep a little bit more. And he made breakfast for everyone. Awesome. That put everyone in a feel good mood for the day.

The day before, Charles had let me know that he wanted to take JC and I out on special surprise lunch date. I was super stoked so while JC took his morning nap, I got dressed in my Steppin' Out best.

{linking up to Steppin' Out on Harper's Happenings}

Hmmmm, really needed some jewelry...

Anyway, we all got ready and decided to head out despite what looked like a little bit of rainy weather. As we walked out the door, we were literally pelted by peanut butter M & M (typical fat ass using food as a reference for size) sized hail. That may not seem very big but it was really strange for this time of year. We thought about not going at this point but anyone with a baby knows that getting yourselves showered and dressed and then getting your kid ready and in a car seat takes way too much effort to just give up at that point. If I had known where we were going, I probably would have suggested that we just stay home. But, it was a surprise.

At first it seemed ok because we seemed to be driving away from the bad weather. It was crazy. There was hail and rain at our house but five miles away it was sunny and clear. I realized where we were going pretty quickly because Charles had mentioned before that he wanted to head out to one of the little gold-rush towns just east of where we live. But it is still at least a forty-five minute drive to any of these towns. We left the house at 2, hadn't eaten lunch yet and we had dinner plans with friends at 5. "Hmmm..." I thought, but I kept my mouth shut.

Then, JC started. He's JUST finally starting to officially cut his first tooth. You can see it and everything! But this means that sometimes, he's just not in the mood for most things and he won't hesitate in letting you know. Cue JC screaming and crying in the back seat for about 20 minutes straight. There was literally no where to pull over for hella long so as soon as we saw a little turn out, we pulled over and I gave JC a dose of tylenol and some baby orajel. But that only seemed to semi-help. I knew we still had another 20 minutes to our destination but I kept my mouth shut and hoped for the best.

Then Charles couldn't find the restaurant in the town he wanted us to go to. We literally drove up and down this tiny street 10 times before we decided that "This has to be it!" because do to the lack of any kind of sign, we couldn't determine what was what on this street. By this time, the weather had caught up to us so I knew we couldn't do any kind of shopping or walking around. I was a little irritated because we basically drove for an hour with a screaming baby just to eat. But, I didn't say anything as we walked up to what looked like a deserted restaurant in a deserted town.

We walked in to this restaurant only to discover that lightning had struck a transformer and cut power to pretty much the whole town. Awesome. They offered us chips and sandwiches but it was now past 3 at this point and we hadn't eaten anything. I know that means we probably should have just settled for it but we wanted something warm to eat on this cold, windy day.

Back to the car we went and that's when I couldn't hold my tongue anymore. I made some snide comment under my breath about how Charles should have checked the weather report before we came out, or timed it better, or something. Then of course, Charles got mad and we didn't talk for a few minutes on the ride out. 

I sat in the back with JC and kept him entertained with a pack of face wipes. When JC gets fussy like this, only two things will keep him occupied Katy Perry & forbidden objects. JC being happy and in a good mood definitely lightened things up in the car. We apologized to each other and decided we would adopt a "whatever goes" attitude for the rest of the way home. 

We ended up eating pizza at a place that is only 15 minutes from our house. But hey, we hadn't been there before and it was pretty good! By the time we finished eating, it was time for us to head over to our friend's house for dinner. We felt like fat asses but we ate dinner like an hour after we ate lunch. But what can you do? Sometimes you have to just go with the flow. It always helps when you have a happy, entertained baby also. 

Anyway, I'm sorry Charles for being an ass. I love you and please don't stop trying to do sweet things for me and baby man. We are so lucky to have you! You are the best fiance and daddy ever!


  1. I'm stopping by from this week's Super Stalker Sunday hop! Thanks for participating! I hope you'll join us again next week and I hope you'll stop by and visit me if you haven't already!
    Mariah, FormulaMom

  2. oh my gosh such a cute outfit and I read your about page..wedding planning is so dang overwhelming! I was just skyping about that with my fiance. I just want someone to do it for me! haha


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