Monday, March 28, 2011

Babysitting swap is the greatest invention Ever!

A few times a friend who has a daughter two months older than Jasper and I have done a babysitting swap. She takes J for a few hours, and t hen I will take E for a few hours. Kids get a play date and these mamma's get some alone time. Perfect right?

It's especially perfect for our two families because neither of us have our families living in the same state, and neither of us trust anyone to watch our kids!

Saturday night Jasper had his FIRST sleep over!! And also his first boy-girl sleep over.. Drew dropped Jasper off around 5, giving me time to get ready for our date on my own. I actually had so much fun just getting ready alone. I felt like I was back in high school or college where I would blast my music and have a dance party while drinking wine and getting ready. All of that totally happened when he was away.

Drew picked me up for our date, and we headed to an AMAZING Greek restaurant about 20 min. away that we had heard so much about. I wish I hadn't inhaled the food right when it came so I could have shared pictures- but I had such a fun night that I didn't take a SINGLE picture. Luckily my friend took a few of later on in the evening.

After a long dinner of pita served roasted garlic/feta spread(OMG mouth watering even THINKING about this) gyros, lamb and grilled veggies and some wine we headed to a dueling piano bar down town Denver to meet up with some friends.

We never go out down town, and it might not really be my scene, but I'm So glad we went. It ended up being a ton of fun.

After a couple of drinks my husband thought it would be a good idea to get us girls a big fish bowl. It tasted SOO good I drank so much of fun, and it barely tasted like there was any alcohol in there. But Drew said the girl making it stood there dumping three bottles of liquor in there before adding some turns out there was a Lot in there. Which explains why I look the way I do in the last picture.

After the piano bar we stopped at a little irish pub just a few blocks away from our house to play some pool.

All in all Such a fun night! But yesterday? Holy hangover. I haven't gotten a hang over in so long, that I kind of forgot what it was like. Not so much fun. But by the time our friends brought Jasper to us by 11 Drew had gotten us some greasy breakfast and all was right with the world again.

**Jasper had such a good time during his sleep over he is already talking about when E comes and stays the night with us in two weeks to give her parents a night alone. He was staying in the guest room next to E's room and she climbed out of her bed and snuck into his bed. This will go down in the books as the first time a girl snuck into his room also..but I'm sure not the last.. Jasper Never gets out of his big boy bed- I don't think he even knows it's possible so he started yelling " Maaccheeelllle, E is out of her bed!!" what a little tattle tale! **

Hope everyone had as wonderful weekend as we did!


  1. What a great idea! I'm going to have to start this with some Mommy friends of mine.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. A couple of my mommy friends and I swap babysitting, too! It really helps!

  3. yes, babysitter swapping IS the best thing ever. we don't have family around either so i'm so grateful for good friends w/ babies of similar age!! sounds like you had a good time :)