After my super successful date with Liam, the mom guilt hit; so of course, I had to take little Finny out later in the week too! We have lots of us time while big brother is in school, but typically that time is filled with grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry... all the things that are easier to do with only one kid in tow. And since I just couldn't get my mind off that same coffee shop, I took Finn back with me for more toast! While Finn doesn't yet get to enjoy hot cocoa, he did nibble toast and enjoy lots of coffee shop snuggles. Just slowing down & not running all over town was refreshing. If I remember correctly, Liam started really enjoying special outings around age 2. So I look forward to the time when Finn will begin to understand the specialness of a day date.
And once you start dating your boys, you just can't get enough. So again last weekend, I took Liam to a REAL game. He has been before, but not since he started playing soccer himself! He was so into it. I tried to announce the game as best as I could, so he could see all the players doing the same things he gets to do. This little four year old gets pretty excited about corner kicks & throw ins! He snacked on sour patch kids (and even saved some to bring home to Finn), I sipped on the biggest lime-a-rita of my life, and once again we chatted about all sorts of things. This date's takeaway: (I summarize) "The family sitting in front of us must have a van because they have so many kids. We may need a van when we have another baby. Actually we have an open seat for a sister baby, so we won't need a van. But we can only have one more baby." Some of our best talks; I love him! And to remember our little outing, we bought Liam a REAL jersey of his own. He can't wait to wear it to soccer practice!