So last night, for the first time ever, we had a real babysitter. We have always lived close to family who could watch Gabe. Yes we have left him with someone but this was the first time we had to pay someone and show them how to watch DVD's. It was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. She is a very sweet girl and Gabe really seemed to like her. She said he was the easiest baby she had ever babysat. "He just hangs out and is pretty chill". We went to a steak house called Black Bart's for dinner. We didn't know it was a sort of dinner theater as well. It was a lot of fun! The food was fantastic! I had chicken kabobs that were so moist they fell off the stick, a vegetable kabob, baked potato, garlic bread, and sourdough biscuits. Nate had a filet mignon, cowboy beans, and red velvet cake. We both had sarsaparilla! And then each waiter got up on stage and sang a show tune with the most talented pianist. It was a really fun atmosphere and good food. Afterwards, we went to the movie theater but there was nothing good showing so we thought we would do something else. But the nightlife scene is seriously lacking Flag. The bowling alley was packed and the theater was packed. Our only other option was to walk around the mall, middle school style. :) No thanks. Well we had only been gone about and hour and a half and we were embarrassed to go home so early, so we sat in our heated car and played a new board game we had bought in Sedona! Ha! Lame I know, but it was really fun. When we got home, our babysitter had left the place looking like she had never been there. There were no dishes, no toys out, Gabe's clothes folded neatly... she's great! It was a little bit of a funny first date but as we do it more, I'm sure we'll get better at it!
Not related at all but this morning, I was in the kitchen making breakfast and Nate was in the living room, supposed to be watching Gabe. But Gabe had crawled out of his sight and he thought I had him. Well, I came around the corner of the stairs and Gabe was sitting there with his face covered in chocolate. He had somehow found a little bag of Valentines chocolates and was just chewing on the wrapped chocolate, swallowing foil and all. Sheesh.