Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Snow Day, Birthday, Date day...

This past weekend was a wonderful weekend! On Saturday Troy and I took Daniel to his Granny's and Grandpa's for the day. Actually we met Granny at a Burger King that's in the middle of where we live (about and hour and a half a way). There I met up with an old, really good friend from high school, completely by accident. It was great as Daniel played with her children and we caught up for about an hour. Then Granny took Daniel to her house for the day and Troy and I had our first date since we've been home, almost a year ago!!

I have to admit I was a little nervous about sending Daniel off for the day. I can't imagine anyone better to take care of him than his own family, but it was hard watching him drive away. He's been watched by Granny before and my mother also, but it's usually so I can work or go to a doctor's appointment or something that has to done, not just so Troy and I can goof off and it's normally at our own house. Well, Granny had brought the "big truck" and Daniel didn't give us a backwards glance!!

Troy then took me to a movie (we saw Twilight, very good) and to dinner at the Olive Garden – yummy!! He also took me shopping and let me buy a new sweater and a new shirt for my birthday (which was the next day – Sunday). Last year I was so sick on my birthday and we were trying to plan our trip to Russia that my birthday was the last thing I cared about. This year was a nice change!!

When we picked Daniel up around 8:30 that night he jumped into my arms and then to Papa's but you could tell he had had a fantastic time with Granny and Grandpa. Plus, he managed to come home with three new shirts, a package of socks, a new hat and a new motorcycle toy! Can we say spoiled by Granny?!?!?!

It started to snow on Sunday and by Monday morning we had about 8 to 9 inches of snow! I was excited because we had yet to have a good enough snow to really play in. I bundled Daniel up like we were in Russia and we had a great time. We tried a snow angel but Daniel was more thrilled with riding the 4-wheeler and spinning circles with Papa. I was a little worried, but Troy held tight and my fearless son held on and loved every minute of it!!

So, pictures to follow of our great weekend.

16 comments:

Jane said...

Hey I want to go play at Granny's house and get spoiled for the day! Looks like so much fun in the snow. If my kids were there, they would not have wanted to come in!

Kim Abraham said...

Boys and their toys!!! Happy birthday, Rachel!

Kami said...

ooh.. I am so jealous! A movie?? At the movie theater?? I forgot those existed! Ha, ha! I am so happy you had a great time and that Daniel did too. Grandma's are the best! :) Love the pictures, it looks like a blast!

Craig and Phyllis said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Wow, I thought 3 months had been way overdue for a date!! Glad you finally had one. I can relate about the birthday. Mine was 2 weeks before we left for court - no time, exhausted, and no money! : )

Carey and Norman said...

I don't blame Daniel...I would want to ride the 4 wheeler too! Looks like fun. We barely missed the big snow. Guess we'll have to wait till next year to go sledding!

Glad you had a nice birthday and had time to spend alone with Troy!! Happy Belated Birthday!

Sira said...

Yeah date night... and happy birthday!!! hey how far away are you guys from Greenville NC?

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday!!! I am so glad you had a great date night! Looks like Daniel had a great time too!

Meghan, Bill and Nick said...

That sounds like a great Birthday weekend with a little spoiling for you and Daniel, Happy Birthday!

The snow was beautiful wasn't it!

Jane and Jim said...

Lots of birthdays in bloggerland!
It sounds like you had a great one!

Roger and Joanne said...

Sounds like a perfect birthday weekend! Happy belated birthday wishes!!!
Daniel must love riding on the big "wheelie" with the shovel and daddy.

I've read the whole Twilight series and saw the movie. Books were better but still enjoyed the movie.

Chris said...

Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a wonderful date to celebrate. You should make Troy take you on dates more often - it is really healthy to get a break and invest in your relationship. Daniel will understand!

Aren't Grandma's awesome?

Shane & Marie said...

Happy Birthday! You deserved a nice day out with just the 2 of you. Sounds like Daniel was in good hands (and getting spoiled). How funny that he had more fun riding the motorcycle, such a boy!

Julie and John Wright said...

We just recieved the Blood moniters that you sent. Thank you so much, the will be such a blessing to Dr Tatyana in Tokmok.
We will be heading over next week, and I will post a photo on the blog when we give them to her...Thank you again for your support with this
blessings John

The Wilson's said...

Sounds like Daniel had a lot of fun at grannys house-- and mom and dad got some much needed alone time. I cannot believe that you are just now getting your first date post child.
Have you had your post placement visit? We just had ours last week .

Stephanie and Dennis said...

He has gotten sooo big!!!! I hope all is well.

Jenny and Randy said...

Happy belated birthday, Rachel! Glad to hear you had a good time celebrating and Daniel had a good time with Granny.