I had bought tickets for two Sox games from a former co-worker back in the spring. My parents took the girls (all three!) and we were off! This was the first time we had left Clara during dinner and bedtime so I was unsure how it would all turn out. I pumped some milk the few days leading up to the game so my mom would have something to give her before bed. Thankfully, she had been taking a cup without any problems for the past few weeks so that made me feel better. I am the only one who has ever put Clara to bed up until now. So, I apologized to my mom and off we went on a date into Boston to watch the Boston Red Sox!
It isn't often we get to leave all three kids for more than an hour or two at a time, so this was a real treat! Kevin and I drove into Boston. It was great. No requests for Raffi, no whining....nothing! We had peace and quiet for just a few minutes and it was enjoyable! When we got into Boston we had a beer and just enjoyed some adult time. This year, I was able to indulge! Last year when Kevin and I had a night away, I was big and pregnant with Clara, so no beer and limited junk food for me! This year was different though. Cold beer and yummy food! Can't beat that, especially on a beautiful summer night.
Our seats were pretty good, too! Since the Sox were losing, we snuck up closer to the field, and it was great. Since we had an hour drive back to my parents, we left in the 7th inning. Clara had gone to sleep easily for my parents, but woke up and was having a tough time going back to sleep, so we thought we might as well leave so we don't get home too late! The big girls were sound asleep and Clara was, too.
It was so nice to have a real, fun date! I mean, we get to go out frequently, but it is generally for dinner and then we're back home! This was actually a blast and even though the Sox lost, it didn't matter to me one bit. It wasn't about the sox, it was just about having some time with each other! Thanks to my parents who tackled all three girls so we could enjoy without worry!
Thankfully, we have tickets again in September, and I can't wait to do it all over again!!!