Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Date Night!

 Here I am getting ready for my date.  Well actually Annaliese has gotten it in her head that she wants everyone to have nail polish on.  Including her brother, who got cool blue and shiny black and her grand-maman, who now has hot pink toes :) 

She can be quite focused... my little girl!  It's pretty cute, once I tried to help her and she very nonchalantly swatted my hand away! 

Getting ready for the big evening was not a piece of cake, poor Luke wanted to come with me so bad I could barely take a shower.  Thank goodness my mom knows just what to say to distract him!  I had Patrick hanging off my leg as I tried to blow dry my hair.  Oh and I had to give Mark a hair cut, literally 45 minutes before our reservation because.... well because we just ran out of time.

Thanks to the Herculean efforts (not to mention the large donation) of my mom and dad, Mark and I went on our first date of 2011!  (and most likely till 2012!)  We made reservations at Spencer's at the Waterfront, here in Burlington.  I had planned on going to a movie with Mark afterwords but dinner was an amazing affair that took about 3 hours.  I had something like 6 or 7 courses.  It was their Valentines Day tasting menu.  My taste buds are still reeling from the variety of dishes, textures and aromas.  The experience was one that I will remember for a long time, probably because it was felt by so many of my senses.  After dinner, we sat a a very quiet cafe beside a fire and just talked for an hour or so.  It was very romantic.   Here are the pictures my dad eagerly took of us, kind of like a proud parent at a kids prom or something, it's been that long since Mark and I went on a real date.   So Thank you very much mom and dad, for babysitting and funding our night out!  We love you very much!


  1. You look so awesome, the both of you. I am happy to hear you were able to have some uninterrupted you time. I should come cook dinner for you guys one of these days for date night at home, and attempt to keep the kids organized. It would be a fun and funny experiment. :)

  2. You deserve it! Your parents are amazing and both you love birds are adorable!!!!!