Something amazing happened this weekend.
We went on a real, honest-to-goodness, spontaneous outing. Not just a quick run out for coffee to one of our usual haunts but randomly dropping our plans for staying in on Saturday and going out instead. Considering we have a 4 month old, this was kind of a milestone moment for me.
On Saturday morning I happened to notice a posting on Facebook that one of our favorite local brewery, Holy City, was tasting what they were calling "Pollenator II". It was a Belgian Style Blonde made with honey from another local company. How do you say "no" to that? So my husband and I just up and decided to go. We showered, grabbed lunch, fed the kid, and left.
Our little one has been quite the sport since day one enduring a couple huge road trips and his first flight within his first 3 months of life on the outside, but it has taken us a little while to get in synch with the all the extra considerations that go into leaving the house with a baby. It seems we are always about to leave the house then remember we should probably feed/change the baby, or both. Then that tacks on an extra 20 - 45 minutes on our leave time. Sometimes that is enough to just abort an outing all together.
But not Saturday.