Anniversary Date: Baby Free for the First Time

10:04:00 AM

We had quite the glamorous day on Saturday for our fifth anniversary. Most people spend most of the day cleaning their house, right? Oh that's just us?

But really it was a great day. We woke up at our normal time (having a baby will do that to you) but brought the baby back into bed with us for some family cuddles. We are always pretty strict about Corinne not sleeping in bed with us, but I do love when we have the chance for Saturday morning cuddles. And I can't help thinking of what it will be like in a few months when my baby bump transforms to a baby and all four of us are hanging out.

Unfortunately we have to all eat eventually, so we had to get up and get going on the day. The house we just moved into has had renters for at least the last decade and is a little worse for wear. Brett and I both get a little anxious when there are obvious things that need to be taken care of, so we had decided earlier in the week that Saturday was going to be our deep cleaning day. I mean like baseboards, walls, grout, everything deep cleaned kind of day. I'm so happy with the result and it really made a big difference in our ability to relax over the rest of the weekend. And I am so happy with the cleaner mixture I used on the grout that I'm pretty sure I'm going to write a whole post about it. I'm seriously in love.

Once Corinne woke up from her nap and was ready to play, Brett took her to run errands while I got ready to go out for dinner and they returned with flowers. I've never been the kind of girl that needs flowers and gifts, but as I get older I appreciate fresh flowers in general more and more, but even to the point where I sometimes just buy them myself to have in the house. It was a nice little surprise.

But now to the good part! Our first date without a baby! We have been so lucky to have formed some really great friends here that we have felt comfortable enough to leave Corinne with during some important doctors appointments. And luckily they were willing to watch her for us that night too so we had the chance to go out to dinner. We headed to downtown Laguna Beach and went to an amazing little Italian restaurant just one block up from the waterfront. We had just enough time to walk through the downtown shops and watch the sun set at the beach after dinner. As much as I felt like I was missing an appendage, it was so nice to just be Brett and Robyn for a while instead of Dad and Mom. We definitely need to do things like this more often, especially before we jump back into having a newborn again.

We picked up Corinne in time to get her down for bed, grabbing some frozen yogurt on the way. We tag-teamed Corinne's bedtime routine, each of us getting in some baby cuddles and reminisce even more about how far we have come in the last five years and our incredible little family. Once she was down, we finished off the night with stuffing our faces with frozen yogurt and watching some TV.

To me, it was the perfect way to celebrate the life we have after five years of marriage. We didn't ignore our normal life, bur instead celebrated all parts of that life. The daily grind, the baby, the routines, and feeling so peacefully content and happy with where we are and where we are going.

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