Your father and I have been married for almost two years. Although we've been together for almost a decade, our true lifetime commitment came on April 18th, 2009. The day we married.
I wish you could have been there. You can tell that you love a good party. You smile so easy; your sense of humor is already so developed. You know when we're being funny. You know when the cats are being weird.
Whenever Daddy gets on one of his soapboxes about this or that or the other, he gets real serious and barotone. His tone turns passionate and he starts to lay down some argument about why this or that or the other is really really stupid or silly or just plain wrong. Whenever he dives into one of these long soliloqueys, you always stop what you are doing to watch him. Your eyes shine and you smile your gummy smile. Daddy can't even finish because when he looks at you it breaks his concentration, and he'll just laugh instead. How can he take himself seriously when you smile at him like that?
Anyway, what was I saying....oh yesss......
Your Grandma Deb was just here for 9 whole days. She graciously offered to watch you for one entire night while we stayed at the historical Hotel del Coronado on Coronado Island (she also gifted us quite a bit of the cost of it) to celebrate our two years of matrimony. You'll probably know this hotel well, being that it is in your hometown. (Your childhood will be so much different from mine. There were definitely no expensive resort hotels in North Dakota :-).)
|Our room at the Hotel Del Coronado|
We love you sweetie, but wowser, it was FUN to get away :-). We enjoyed massages. We went to ENO, the wine bar there and had a couple flights of wine with some flights of cheese and topped off with some flights of chocolate. We then went to the hotel bar there and some guy sang Jack Johnson songs while strumming his guitar. Me and your Dad, we couldn't stop talking. We talked as if we were parched and the conversations quenched our thirst.
Then, we went back to our room and watched an entire movie! The Fighter. What a movie. Unbelievable. We ordered room service and slept in. It was divine. Did I mention the breakfast buffet by the sea? Coffee, eggs, pancakes, bacon, english muffins, watermelon, cantaloupe, orange juice. Sigh.
After breakfast, we scampered home to see you. And Grandma said you did just fine. Phew. We were so proud of you. Thank you for being so awesome on our very first night away from you!
|Dax & Grandma Deb in the yard|