This weekend was full of special events.
Of course, today, it’s Father’s Day. I couldn’t wait (plus, I didn’t want to drive around with a weight bench in my car) to give my husband his present, so I gave it to him last weekend. He’s been looking to get back in shape, just as I have. I wouldn’t let him join a gym over the last couple winters because I didn’t want him to bring germs into the house. Isn’t it terrible how prematurity invades every aspect of your life? Anyways….Now, it’s just hard for either of us to even find time to go to the gym, so I do my exercise DVD’s, and he lifts weights and runs.
So, he was pretty excited about the weight bench. I also sent him a photo card in the mail, along with sending one to the other great Dads in my life…my own, and my brother (he’s a fabulous daddy to 4 girls.) I went out and got donuts for breakfast (not really on the getting back to shape diet, but it’s a holiday, right?!) then he worked out in the yard. The twins took a little nap (I might have laid down too,) then we went to a park. It was pretty nice to be out as a family.
The other special event of the weekend? It was my mom’s birthday yesterday. I would have included a picture, but then she would get mad, so I’ll just tell you what we did.
It started on Friday night with a HUGE first for me. A whole night away from all THREE children. My 4 year old has spent the night at his grandparent’s before, but I’ve never been away overnight from the twins. I didn’t go very far…just my parent’s house. Me and my mom were going shopping in Chicago the next morning, and we were taking the train early, so it made sense for me to stay overnight.
I’ll admit that even though I was worried (and checked in with my husband a bazillion times) it was nice. We got takeout, lounged in front of the TV, then I went and read in bed. No monitor glowing, no worries of my son coming in the middle of the night to tell me he had to go pee pee, just blissful silence. I actually slept 6 hours IN A ROW. This is a huge deal for me since I am a light sleeper that has to get up to use the bathroom multiple times a night.
Me and my mom got on the train, found our way to Michigan Avenue, and even took a cab to the Crate and Barrel Outlet. I wore my pedometer, and we logged 6.5 miles. Plus, carrying all those shopping bags gave my arms a workout too. Just kidding, if my husband is reading this.
We were both exhausted by the time we got the train home. The twins were sleeping, but I went in a tucked them both in. My 4 year old gave me a good snuggle and told me he missed me. Being away for a night was fun, but coming home and being missed was even better.