Weekend!

I don’t often live for the weekend, but this is an exception! Dave and I started out with dinner at Braise last night, while Natalie took care of Tess again. Every time we see her, I’m reminded of how much I like her. Braise was awesome and fun, and the food rocked. I highly recommend. We were home by 9. Don’t judge.

Going to bed early was bliss, although confusing in the dark when we couldn’t remember whose turn it was with the baby! Still, soooo good. Tess was so funny and adorable yesterday, and that continued all night – for me at least! Apparently, she’s starting to enjoy a wake-up time with dad at 2am. If it doesn’t stop soon, I’ll get up with him to critique his technique. That’s a bad precedent to set!

The architect and my parents came over for some last-minute (who am I kidding?) renovation details, and dad hung out to enjoy Tess and our lazy Saturday routine. We went for a little walk with the baby, grabbed lunch at the Eatery (they seem to be slipping), and made a random stop at the corner store. if I were explaining our lifestyle to a foreigner, we’d take the same tour. He got his coffee and crosswords and we got to hang out. Dreamy! Then Dave took Tess to run errands and I fled to the new nail salon to get a pedicure. A winner! Love my hood.

It’s a cloudy, breezy day on the east side, which is refreshing considering its going to be sweltering tomorrow again. Keeping Tess cool is a priority, so we’re getting creative. I like to sprinkle her with cool water when we’re on a patio, or even dunk her head in the sink at home if she gets too flushed. She dries fast, and it works well to refresh her. Until she’s big enough for a sprinkler I’ll keep catching her unaware. 🙂

We’re still struggling with the can we/can’t we with other families. Adults I worry less about, and we can explain the rules and when they should stay away. Kids don’t know to say they don’t feel well until it’s a full-blown germfest, so we worry that they’re unintentionally going to expose her. We had dinner at a friend’s tonight and two little kids were included. I hated to just say no, as the group was tiny, but I also reserved the right to leave early if things seem to be too risky. We may look nuts, but so far so good on the health front!

Fortunately we had no issues and a great time tonight, but we had a great reminder that we can play it by ear. Seeing our friends outside gives us a little more leeway, and despite the Mosquitos, tonight was the best of the best. Having friends is great; adoring their kids as friends is a whole new level of fun. Uh oh…we may actually be turning into our parents.

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