most of our date nights these days consist of grabbing both our laptops and heading to a local coffee shop together to work beside one another on a few of our bigger projects we have in the works. fun to us (because we really like working together and seeing our ideas and dreams coming to life) but also, not really romantic. and i mean, can you really count it as a date when you’re working the entire time? ;) so friday night we changed up our routine a bit by pulling out the bikes and taking a ride around manhattan together. josh often bikes to work but i haven’t biked in the city yet and i felt like i saw the city in a completely new light! it’s just so different on a bike! and it got me crazy happy for warmer weather and more bike rides for the entire family soon!
i have found that an evening out away from our little ones where josh and i focus on one another with no babes in sight is doing wonderful things for our marriage. it’s nice to be able to hold hands across the table and form an articulate sentence because there aren’t any tiny distractions sitting in our laps.
there was a time after eleanor was born where i thought it didn’t matter if the kids came with us on dates because they were such teeny tiny babies, but as they are growing bigger and older, i’m realizing that one of the best things we can give them is a healthy and loving relationship between their mama and papa to look up to. and so spending time together as just the two of us on occasion has become a priority. i really love dating my husband. ;)
^^^that infant bike seat on the back of my bike is so hot. i know, right?^^^
^^^i usually avoid time square because it’s so crowded and touristy but we biked through (there is a great big bike path!) and i feel like i have this new love for all those billboards and lights (but not the crowds. i still hate the crowds.) ^^^
^^^somebody’s bike is rusty.^^^
^^^we biked to the west village and decided to try a new place for dinner. we stumbled into aria and got real lucky because the food was absolutely delicious.^^^
^^^sparkly lights and branches to cover all the scaffolding outside. genius. and beautiful to look at while eating dinner. i love you more and more each day, husband. thanks for a wonderful night out.^^^