first night away from home

Nick and Amber kept the kids overnight on Friday so we could go out for STEVE'S BIRTHDAY (happy birthday Steve)!! Due to some circumstances out of our control, we got a much later start to our evening than we expected, but still ended up having a great time going out to a late dinner at BJ's and then bowling.

Hailey had a landmark on Friday night though - her first night away from home (without Mommy and Daddy). A year ago, this may have been a long, tough night for Nick and Amber, but our little girl has come a looooooooooong way overcoming her fears! She did great though, and of course Tyson did great as always. He told us at least 4 times on the way home that he didn't want to leave.

Thanks Nick and Amber for volunteering, it was a weird feeling to be completely kid-less, that hasn't happened in 2 years (we usually have them at home and still have to get up early with them the next morning if we go out)!

And Happy Birthday to my hubby!!


Courtney Squillante said...

How fun for y'all!!! Congrats on a night out together!!

Anonymous said...

What a milestone. Kudos to Nick and Amber. That bodes well for your time out later this month. We are looking forward to lots of fun. Love, Grandpa T

Anonymous said...

HEY STEVE! HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY! I LOVE YOU AND YOUR CUTE FAMILY! You have to Corpus for a pool party. The kids want you to throw them in the pool. HA! Shannon

The Moriarty Family said...

Glad y'all had a good time even though it was only a one nighter! We loved having some aunt and uncle time finally, hope you we can continue doing that-- Jonah loved it! I'll post pics of the fun soon!!

Jammy said...

This IS a big deal!! Hailey has really come a long way. She's a treasure!(of course that goes for all three of our grandchildren!!) Yes, I'm proud!