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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Date night!

6th December 2006

Brian and I stole away for a little date night last night.  It was sweet!  We splurged with dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, always one of our favorites.  Brian had a new dish called Bang-Bang Thai Chicken and Shrimp.  He said it was one of the best things he’s ever tasted!  I had my usual – Shrimp and Bacon Club Sandwich.  I’ve had that every time I’ve ever eaten there… it’s so tasty.  Of course, we enjoyed some cheesecake.  Brian had White Chocolate Caramel Latte and I had Tiramisu Cheesecake.  Lovely.  I’m looking forward to enjoying lunch of my leftover sandwich:)

Analise has a cold that’s been dragging on, so she’s being a bit of a whiner today.  I was going to post earlier this week about how we’re doing SO well with potty-training.  We were!  She’d been staying dry at school, and we even had one completely dry day, including waking up dry.  Sunday was rough because we were at Sunday School and of course she was having too much fun to remember to tell someone she needed to go to the bathroom.  Today, though, I’m not sure what the problem is.  She’s had 2 accidents so far already.  Maybe she’s not feeling well?  I think we’re still doing pretty darn well, and I’m SO pleased to not be changing diapers! 

Josiah’s got some serious sleep issues going on.  He fights sleeping during the day, and it’s so hard to get him to nap.  Today has been a little better as he took a long solid nap in his swing after some fussing.  At night, it’s really hard to get him to sleep, but then its hit-or-miss as to whether he’ll sleep for 4 hours or not.  He’s a very restless sleeper.  And the silly pacifier… it falls out while he’s sleeping and then he half-wakes and wants it.  Arg.  I’m still anti-pacifier…

I’ve got a bit of a sore throat, and it was one of those days that I woke up wanting to call in sick.  I couldn’t convince Brian to stay home and take care of the kids for me.  He knows life is much easier at his office… just college kids to deal with.

Enough from me… hopefully, I’ll be back later to post something I started writing this past weekend!     

3 Responses to “Date night!”

  1. Corrie Says:

    Hey, I just tried out a recipe for avocado eggrolls, although I didn’t have all the ingredients to make the special dipping sauce! The eggrolls by themselves were delicious, and I found some sweet-and-sour sauce to dip instead which was still pretty good. It’s from one of the Top Secret Recipes book (apparently their web site is charging 79 cents for recipes now… it might be worth it!) if you can find it.

  2. Gilda Spencer Says:

    Glad to hear you and Brian are still getting out for date nights.. that means there’s hope for us!! 🙂

    Oh and I think Elizabeth is on the same page as Josiah.. fights taking naps and is really hard to put to sleep at night. She started (just this last week) going for one five hour stretch between eatings at night (meaning she sleeps about 3.5-4 hours at a time, giving us one longer stretch of sleep among the shorter stretches)… we were very excited. Of course then the last two days she has barely slept at all.. day or night. Then we were not so excited (and very tired).

    Btw, had a question about your experience with your swing… we’re borrowing someone’s open top swing (goes only front to back motion).. Elizabeth only sleeps in it for a tops of 10 minutes (after fussing herself to sleep) before waking again. Is that just an age thing? Wondering if Analise or Josiah went for a period when the swing didn’t work and then started to work better. Oh, and also wondering (hmmm.. maybe I should have just e-mailed you.. heheh) if the side to side swinging motion has come in useful for your little ones. We’re pondering a “swing investment” since everyone says they come in really handy… but we’re not sure if Elizabeth will use it.

  3. Brian Toone Says:

    The side-to-side swing motion was our absolute best purchase for Analise. She did not like the front-to-back motion at all, but she would fall asleep almost every time with the side-to-side motion. I have all the songs memorized that the swing played while I would be writing my dissertation and she would be swinging and sleeping. Josiah, on the other hand, has been more hit and miss with the swing.

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