Tonight we decided to take them out for supper to a restaurant. They're actually old enough to go to a family restaurant and not scream or wreak havoc! It's nice to be able to go out sometimes. They did so well. We went to a restaurant that we often frequent but had absolutely horrible service tonight. We don't usually have so much trouble there. I'd said to Jason that if I didn't know it wasn't usually like that, I wouldn't come back. Usually we can have appetizers, meals and dessert in under an hour. Well, we went at about 5 and the place was dead. Unfortunately, we didn't seem to be an important table as they pretty much ignored us, didn't even clear the dirty dishes when they brought our food and it took us an hour and 45 minutes for a simple meal...no appetizers, no dessert. Needless to say, they did not get a tip. Anyway, the boys were so good the whole time. They were hungry and really wanted their food but they obeyed and stayed relatively quiet the whole, extra long time! They are growing up so fast - especially that was enough to start making Mom and Dad a little grumpy!
At bedtime tonight, Xander also convinced Evan that he should put Evan to bed. At first Evan tried to get Xander to carry him but I was sure to put a quick stop to that. However, they then grabbed hands and went up the stairs together. Xander helped Evan brush his teeth (sort of) and then "read" him some books and said prayers with him. I sat on the landing and listened because it was SO cute. Then Xander said good-night and turned off the light and walked out. Evan started crying a bit and when Xander got to the landing, he says to me, "Evan started crying when I left. Should I go sleep with him for a little while?" I just asked him if he thought he should and he said yes and climbed back up the stairs. His "a little while" was about 2 seconds and then I asked if he'd sung to Evan and he went back up and sang about 4 songs to him. When we left Evan was crying a bit but I thought I'd see if he would go to sleep. He didn't (and I'm kinda glad to know he still need Mommy). When I went up later he was sitting there crying "Where my bear? Where my bear?" I found it for him and then cuddled for a few minutes and all was well again. I hope they don't outgrow me too quickly because I still love my cuddles and snuggles!
Anyway, we are now enjoying a week off after Christmas and it has been really good. Xander even slept in until 10:15 on boxing day. I was shocked but he was tired! That meant I got to sleep in until 9:40, which is the first time in I'm not too sure how many years! We went swimming yesterday for my niece's birthday and I keep thinking how we should take the boys more often. They love it so much. We spent almost 2 hours at the pool and they were just barely ready to go. They even BOTH devoured supper after that! Tomorrow I get to go have manicures with my sister-in-law and I'm looking forward both to the visiting and the pampering so it should be a good day. My brother is going to bring the kids over to our place to play so the boys should enjoy that, too. Anyway, I should go to bed at a decent time tonight. This week I need to work on my finances and my P365 pictures so maybe I'll have some more posting later on!!
Until next time...