I am the luckiest woman in the world because my husband is just so wonderful to me. Last week was a more difficult week for me since my mom left and I no longer had any help, and Cooper was experiencing a growth spurt which made him hungrier more often and fussier (luckily, I think we are out of the woods on that at least until 6 weeks when he is going to have another one!). So Austin, being the super sweet and wonderful husband that he is, arranged a special evening for us Saturday night to have some time to ourselves and something fun and happy to do. I had gotten my breastpump on Friday to use as necessary and then daily when I go back to work, so I pumped a bottle for his 8 o'clock feeding and after his 5 o'clock feeding we dropped Cooper off with Austin's mom and off we went to downtown Fort Worth.
One of our favorite restaurants in downtown Fort Worth is Riata's. We have gone there on several occasions alone and with family, but we have never gotten to sit upstairs. Austin made special arrangements to have our reservation for upstairs, and we got to sit in the glass dome and look out on downtown while we enjoyed our dinner. It was beautiful. After a yummy dinner of bacon-wrapped shrimp, grilled chicken with pan gravy, mashed potatoes, and green beans, and a vanilla and Grand Marnier custard, we walked around in the outside area of the restaurant and took some pictures. The view was great, the weather was beautiful, and we really enjoyed ourselves.
Austin had another surprise in store for me though before we headed back to our little one. We walked a block down the street to the hotel in downtown and were picked up by a beautiful white horse-drawn carriage. We spent the next thirty minutes being pulled along downtown, seeing all the people, enjoying the beautiful weather, and just enjoying being together. I have never been on a carriage ride like that, and it was such a great treat!!! Austin was just so sweet to plan everything, and it definitely gave us a much needed break and an enjoyable time. Yesterday (April 2nd) was our "1.5 year anniversary" of being married, so it was special that we got to celebrate it! We came home happy and relaxed, picked up our beautiful son, and relaxed the rest of the evening at home before heading to bed.
Other than that, Austin also did a TON of cleaning and unpacking this weekend which was great, and we went grocery shopping together yesterday morning as well. We had dinner last night with his parents and Joey followed by new episodes of Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy. It was a great weekend, and I feel so blessed to have Austin in my life to plan little surprises like that. It makes the lack of sleep and emotional adjustment so much easier to take. I only wish the weekend didn't have to end so quickly!!!!
Hope you all had a great weekend too - talk to you soon! :)