Saturday, August 30, 2008

Perfect Friday Night

Curtis came home a tad bit early from work. Jackson, having taken an extraordinarily long time to fall asleep at naptime, was still asleep. I got to have a few minutes with my man before Mister woke up. Curtis made us some nachos to share.

We both snoozed on the couch in the early evening while Jackson played.

Curtis sacrificially let us have dinner at Pei Wei. (He doesn't like Chinese and since my parents decided to hate Pei Wei because every dish tastes the same, I have been missing it!) Jackson ate like a champ - couldn't get enough ginger chicken with broccoli. That meant we had a very pleasant, easy dinner.

There was a Cinnabon/Carvel store in the same shopping center. I convinced Curt that we should go see what it was like. He and I ended up sharing a cinnamon roll. I cut it down the middle to be sure it was fair. His half ended up being a little bigger but I got most of the center piece. I think that was fair. Jackson, who has yet to be given one of the "ice cream treats" (Dibs) I've promised him if he poops on the potty, got to have a little cup of ice cream. He loved, loved, loved it. It's a sweet thing to see your kid enjoy something so much. Makes you want to give them the world.

As soon as we got home, Jackson happily asked to go to bed.

Perfect night. Great day ahead.

25 comments:

debra said...

Awesome!!

There is just something about Friday nights...

They are suppose to be fun.

Sheryl said...

That does sound perfect!

Kelly said...

Awwwwww.....sounds like a perfect night to me!!! Have a good labor day weekend!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Your Friday night sounded better:)...Yeah, little things tend to make me happy too:) I wonder if God likes to watch us enjoy what He has already blessed us with, and what He blesses us with daily? Probably:) He's a kind, loving Abba, Father.:)

katiegfromtennessee

Lindsee said...

Next time you want to go to Pei Wei, you just let me know. I'll be there in a heartbeat, sister. (My family doesn't like it either...I don't understand!)

Oh and girl, let's not EVEN talk about Cinnabon next door. I just got back from Jazzersize and that's the LAST thing I need. Oh, but the taste...

Pajama Mama said...

Sounds like a nice, normal, simple Friday night to me!

Holly said...

Mmmmm...I am SO glad you had that kind of day. I hope you have many more this week.

Love,
Holly

Darlene R. said...

The middle of the cinnamon roll is the best part anyway. So yes, it was absolutely fair! Did you get an extra icing cup? I have to have an extra icing cup because if I'm going to blow it, I'm going to blow it BIGTIME!!

I love the days that the kids are so cooperative. I don't know why they have to be so few and far between! I'm glad that you had a sweet time together. :)

Dionna said...

Isn't it always amazing when they actually ASK to go to bed?

Jennifer said...

I was an intern at my church during my senior year of college and the Preschool minister I was working with was pregnant and we went to Pei Wei every Wednesday for an entire semester. I'm not joking. We didn't miss a single week from January until May! I love that place and there isn't one where I live now, so next time you go eat some for me!

I enjoy reading your blog!!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I know how to use the potty. Can I get some Dibs?

(Wait. Heading to freezer now. ... AH! Yes. I have my own!)

Kelly Marler said...

Girl~ I love Cinnabon!! My husband would suprise me with them all the time during both pregnancy's!! I would wake up and one was in the microwave waiting for me!! He knew how much I craved them while I was pregnant. I even have a funny story about them...I raced one night to get there before they closed, mind you running through the mall as fast as a 9 month pregant woman can, just so I could satisfy my craving. I have not had one in a very long time but it brings back a warm feeling in my mind.I hope yall enjoyed, oh and I can eat a whole one when pregnant, maybe not now, but maybe?

Michelle said...

Love that! Amen to everything.

Patty said...

Oh, I love Pei Wei! I am craving it now but I am making hot wings tonight to go along with the football game tonight. :))

Have a fun weekend!

3girlsmom said...

What kind of Stepford life are you living? You're telling me that your 2 1/2 year old ASKED to go to bed? The only time that happens in this house is when 103 fever follows. A nap, nachos, chinese food, an easy dinner out with a kid, a cinnamon roll, THE CENTER OF THE CINNAMON ROLL, and a kid who asks to go to bed. Wow. You're living right, my friend.

Emmy said...

I LOVE Pei Wei! Wish I had one where we lived! The ginger chicken with broccoli is my favorite too- Jackson! Wish I had some right now!

So glad you had an awesome day... you deserved it!

Mel @ MCA Designs said...

I had enchiladas tonight - been craving them since last weekend- but these did not compare to the ones I had in San Antonio. What a let down...

Honea Household said...

Nice. What a lovely evening! I love Pei Wei! I cannot believe your parents don't like it!

By the way, my friend Jana got to have dinner with your parents at their new house. She had fun visiting with her!

jennyhope said...

I would pass out if my child asked to go to sleep. she is in my face right now saying uh uh go to bed...I want a cheese burger mommy...where does she come up with this?

Suzi said...

WHAT? Say it ain't so! Mama Beth doesn't like Pei Wei!

I'm inspired! If I had a Pillsbury cinnamon roll in my fridge I would SO be baking it right now!

Friday's like that are what I hope for all week long:)

Hope you have a good Sunday too!

Kathleen in TX said...

Sounds like a great Friday night! And to top it off Jackson was ready for bed! And a cinnamon roll...
Hope you had a great Saturday too!
Enjoy your weekend!

Shanda said...

Pei Wei is the best...We almost ate their tonight, but opted for Joe's Crab Shack, so the kids could run off some energy. We did have IKEAn cinnamon rolls at lunch though, yum!!

Cathy Davis said...

I'm thinking Chinese food will be perfect for lunch!

Sounds like a great day was had by all of you ;-).

The Barfuss Family said...

Hope the rest of your weekend was just as good!

Marla Taviano said...

You know I adore your mom, but seriously. Who doesn't LOVE Pei Wei?! We had it Thursday, and I'd reeeeally been craving it. It doesn't all taste the same!! And even if it did, it's some yummy, scrummy same!

I'm salivating.