April 10, 2008

It's almost as if she just dropped off the face of the planet...

If you are reading this, than you must know that I still exist. I do, don't I?
Aside from our brief venture to the edge of the continent, I haven't really gone anywhere. I'm just busy, I guess. I blame the children or, more specifically, SOFTBALL SEASON. Did you know that the older girls (14 and Under) have two or three games a week? And that they still practice a day or two on top of that? Yeah..I didn't either. Plus, I have my 5YO on a 6 and Under team. She only has one game a week. THANK GOODNESS!!!
I also babysit a BONUS5YO before and after school during the week. I'm not sure if I've mentioned that here. It's been so long since I've mentioned ANYTHING here that I've lost track. B5YO is on 5YO's softball team. Actually, you could probably say it's the other way around since HER MOM is the coach! 5YO has really come out of her shell and hasn't shed one single tear yet this season.
Great. Now that I've written this, she's going to be a giant ball of emotions at Saturday's game! I should know better than to jinx myself that way. Like when your baby starts sleeping through the night and you feel so inclined to brag about it. The following night, demons take over your baby and you get less sleep than EVER. Kids live to make liars out of us, don't they?
I'm sorry. My train of thought seems to have derailed. It happens....
So...David and I just celebrated our 6th anniversary. After a long, exhausting day of softball last Saturday, he and I pawned the kids off on Grandma and hit the road. We went to Pismo Beach. It was a really wonderful time. The weather was awesome, though I could have done with a little less wind. Then again, it's the beach and we were alone together so IT TOTALLY ROCKED!
(So did our neighbors in the motel we stayed at, by the way. Their 'noises' woke us up in the middle of the night. David still thinks it was the tv [gotta love HBO!] but I think I know a live show when I hear it! Those walls must have been pretty thin, I tell ya!)
Between the 'frisky neighbors' and the lady who hauled off and spit like a trucker in the parking lot while we ate, David and I had a lot of things to point and giggle at.
I know. I know. We are SO going to hell! At least there will be people to make fun of there, too!
We began our adventure with dinner at Rosa's. YUMMY! If you are in Pismo and enjoy Italian food, you should really check that place out! The prices were actually pretty reasonable and the food was divine. But, they really had me when I ordered hot tea and they brought out this giant case of at least ten different types to choose from. A tea buffet, if you will. I *heart* Rosa's and will go back again, when the opportunity presents itself!
We concluded our trip with the clam chowder to go, from none other than the Splash Cafe. There is nothing else like it. We've purchased their clam chowder at Costco before and it's good...but not as good as getting it while actually AT Pismo. Atmosphere makes it even better.
By the time we got home on Sunday evening, we had been gone a total of 24 1/2 hours. That was 24.5 hours of total bliss, though. We have decided to take the girls back there this summer. We will stay at the beach the entire time, which will make the girls very happy. They could dig in the sand for hours on end and not tire of it. Then again, so could David.
David drove the entire way and I knitted most of that. We chatted and fought over music...it was AWESOME! Now that our youngest is 2, we will try to find more and more opportunities to get away. Alone. We get so caught-up in the whole 'parenting gig' that we almost forget how to just be 'husband and wife.' Then again, I think that happens to so many couples. It's the phase we're in, I guess. But, things will change. Kids will grow and schedules will change. And, when it's all said and done, we need to remember how to get along without them. If it all goes according to plans, they will eventually not need us so much anymore. And that will be bittersweet.
But, for now they continue to need a lot. Help with homework, rides to practice, money, clothes, food and such all rest on our shoulders right now. And TIME...
...there just never seems to be enough time!


The Mother-Unit said...

(FYI this is vaguelyfamiliar aka Jen from Multiply) Your weekend sounds wonderful. I can totally relating to losing your "coupleness" in parenting. It's so easy to get caught up in our to-do lists. I'm glad you had a fun time though.

wildtomato said...

Mmmmmm, Splash Cafe. They must put crack in their chowder.

I'll have to try Rosas the next time we go there. We'll be there at the end of April - can't wait!