So last night, Michael and I had an actual date night. As I work Sunday’s, it’s really tricky for us to go out on a Saturday, because who wants to go out on a Saturday night when they’re in work at 8am the next day!
We’d had the night planned for a while and my Mum had very kindly offered to have Alfie over night. We were both nervous about Alfie staying at mum’s. They look after him often for us but it’s been such a long time since he stayed out overnight that we were worried that he wouldn’t settle, as there was a few times in the day when he’d said he wanted to sleep at home with us If memory serves me right, then I don’t think he’s actually stayed out without us since before we got married in 2014. I don’t even know why as he stayed out quite a lot in his first year….When we dropped him off at Mum and Dad’s at tea time and he seemed to be fine. He started playing straight away and barely looked at us when we were leaving!
We decided to go to our local Bella Italia for our meal and I’m so pleased we did as I have really love it every time I’ve been. We were actually really early getting there, so it was nice to have a drink at the bar, whilst we waited for our table.
For starters I had the mozzarella sticks (Michael had chicken wings, which I didn’t photograph and chicken on the bones makes me feel queasy)! I had the most delicious lasagne and chips for my main, whilst Michael chose a spicy pizza and I finished off the evening with a latte.
It was so lovely being out together in the evening as it’s something we don’t do nearly enough these days. It was one of those kids of nights where we chatted all night long, we laughed, we talked about our future and our hopes and dreams.