Saturday, June 6, 2009

Picture Perfect Family Date Night

Because Aron will be conferencing in Chicago most of next week, we decided a family date night was in order this Saturday night.

Belle was so excited to dress up for her date with mommy & daddy.
She LOVED picking out her dress and painting her nails lilac to match.
Here's a cute clip of her before we left (mostly for the grandparents...but you're welcome to watch!)

We dined Italian style at the delicious Carrabba's. Belle loved putting the cloth napkin over her lap.
If you've never been, its worth it to go just for the sourdough bread and dipping oil. Ohhh, so good. Belle ate 2 whole pieces, and that is saying a lot! As we finished up our meal, Aron "slopped" up his Marsala sauce with the sourdough. He looked up at me and said, "Hun, you can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy." Well said, love.
We headed over to Partridge Creek for a little Starbucks, live music, shopping, and a movie.Here's a quick clip of her dancing to the live band, but the camera battery died before I could catch the good stuff.

And the finale: Belle's first movie... We saw Disney's new 3D megamovie, "UP". It was soooo good. The graphics were unbelievable, and the story even made me cry twice (though that's not saying much these days!!).
Isabelle absolutely loved her theatre experience.
Especially the large diet coke.
When the film was over and we announced it was time to go home, she said, "But I don't want our date night to be over."
Neither did we, to be honest. We had such a lovely time together. This will definately be a family tradition.

And just a few more random shots of our little star to close off this evening.

much love,



Amber said...

That movie was amazing. I told my mom she had to go see it. She always talked about seeing the Wizard of Oz in the theater and then when the movie turned to color how magical it was, that's kind of how I felt about the picture of Up.

Sage and Noah were sitting in those seats with those giant glasses and I so was wishing that I had my camera. I'm glad you had yours.

Amber said...

P.S.-Aric loved your zebra pic. He was on his laptop and started laughing and asked if I'd seen your zoo post. Someone in our group also teared up during Up, but that person wasn't prego....or female.