Sunday, February 22, 2015


A couple of weeks ago Jon had to go to Houston for a business trip for a whole week.  It was a long, hard week.  I'm not kidding.  Usually, our days going something like this: Violet wakes up.  We run some errands.  We come home and she takes a nap and I get dinner going.  Violet wakes up and we play, read, and dance.  Then Jon comes home and I'm free!!!! plays with Violet while I finish getting dinner ready.  With Jon away, it was like a super intense 12 hour Wall Street work day times five.  The week was relatively uneventful, smooth sailing even, until Wednesday when one of her dang teeth decided to start coming in.  Then life got much harder.  Violet started developing a runny nose (allergies maybe?), skipping naps, and waking up every couple of hours during the night.

Thankfully, right as I was reaching my breaking point, Jon came back home!  [Insert deep sigh of relief.]

Here's some photos of our not-so-adventerous adventures.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated Jon's 31st birthday and went on our first date since having Violet.  She's 15 months old.  Yikes.  

I know some mom's have no qualms about going out after only a couple of weeks, but I just couldn't.  Maybe it was maternal instinct, maybe it was separation anxiety, maybe it was hormones, but I just didn't want to leave her for very long.  Truthfully, I really couldn't leave V for more than a couple of hours anyway since I didn't pump.  Now that she's eating solids though (except for sleep-related nursing), it's much easier to get away without worrying about her needing me.

So on Jon's birthday, his parents came over to watch Violet while we went out on the town.  We had dinner at John Besh's La Provence, our go-to restaurant for date nights before Violet was born.  And it was nothing short of a religious experience.  For my main dish, I ordered jumbo gulf shrimp & creamy risotto and Jon got their slow cooked Mississippi rabbit.  God, it was good.  I wish our iPhone pictures did the food justice.  Actually, I wish they were scratch and sniff.
It was definitely really nice having a couple of hours to ourselves.  It was mostly nice because I didn't have to hold a baby while eating/rush through a meal in 5 minutes/eat once hot, now cold food.  

And when we got home, it was clear Violet didn't even realize we had been gone.