First night away from the Baby!

She’s five months old this Tuesday. That’s old enough to leave for my first night away, right? Is it harder on them or us? Seems to be us. I literally wrote a 12 page PowerPoint Ella guide/manual for my parents who watched her. I know my parents know what they are doing and I trust them completely with her… But I just don’t want her to be unhappy for one silly second. But she’s a baby…she needs to adjust…and I need to adjust.  We all grew in this experience.

My husband and I headed to NYC city for the day and our first overnight away from her this past weekend. We met up with all of his cousins and aunt and uncle.  His uncle treated us to a day in the city as our Christmas Gifts.

Leaving your baby is not something you can prepare for, mentally or emotionally. Leading up to the weekend, friends at work asked what I was up to this weekend and I would respond with my eyes slightly tearing up, with, “headed to the city for our first night away from the baby.”

We ended up walking around Central Park, getting lunch at a small cafe, saw the Blue Man Group and ate dinner at Cuba!  I had a Cuban Colada…basically dessert with liquor 🙂    Ended the night at a bar with a champagne toast!  It was much needed, because apparently we had walked 7 miles!

cousins

 {Ashley, Me and Lauren}

 

centralparkskating

{central park skating rink}

rebapinkhat

{i’m obsessed with my pink hat}

stealingkisses

{hubby stealing kisses}

russandiblueman

{poncho seats at the blue man group}

rebablueman

{met a blue man!}

groupdinner

{dinner at Cuba}

champagne

{champagne toast}

I was looking forward to sleeping though the night for the first time in 5 months-but that didn’t happen- we got back to his uncles house in CT at about 1:00am and my head hit the pillow by 1:30am….only slept till 7am…

I definitely missed holding her at night, rocking and feeding her and then walking into her nursery that next morning and saying “good morning peanut!”  I am grateful for every day I have with my baby and husband and as exhausted as I feel every morning, her smile in the morning is one of the best things on the planet!  I couldn’t imagine life any other way.

We came home to a wonderful report card about Ella.  My Dad was not excited going into this and thought it was going to be a nightmare watching her.  He took those words back.  He admitted that everything went so well and that she was so delightful.  Meaning, Russ and I can get away again!  AND, my Dad went shopping by himself and bought Ella PJ’s, because she is growing like a weed!  I died, it was cute.

ellapjs

{ella and her new pajamas!}

How did you do on your first night away from your baby?

The Pure Mexican Maragarita

With Cinco De Mayo quickly approaching, I only found it appropriate to post this wonderful cocktail recipe called: The Pure Mexican Maragarita from theKitchn.com.

Pure Mexican Margarita

Serves 2

2 ounces (1/4 cup) tequila
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 ounce (1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons) agave nectar or 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) Simple Syrup
3/4 ounce (1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons) cold water
1 slice lime (sliced crosswise into a wheel)
3 tablespoons kosher salt, optional

Shake the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, and water vigorously with ice and strain into a chilled rocks glass or coupe filled with ice. Garnish with the wheel of lime.

Optional garnish: before filling the glass with ice, moisten the rim and dip it in a dish of kosher salt.

ENJOY THIS AMAZING MARGARITA!  I know I will be this Cinco De Mayo

Cheers!

Source of this article and pictures are from theKtichn.com

Wear what you want-true words

thatkindofwoman:

You shouldn’t care what anyone thinks about what you wear. But, just make sure that when you clothe and layer yourself you do so in a manner that reflects who you are. Not who people think you are, or who people assume you to be. Not in the things that are fads or trends. Wear what you want to wear because you feel good in it. Because it’s not about them, it never was, and never will be. It’s about you and what you love, and what suits you. It’s what makes you feel like what you wear suits who’s inside. 

As long as you wear what other’s expect you to, you are just wearing it for the everyday, why not wear it for you. Style isn’t fashion. Style is you, wearing what you want and everyone else be damned. 

I got to see Mumford in concert!!

Mumford and Sons Concert, 2/16/13, Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ

Pit tickets-that’s a first for me, interesting place…best views…weird people….but the best concert ever!  Indescribable.  This was a dream come true for me, thanks to my Husband!