Eek! And simultaneously Yay! We have never spent a night away from the kiddos. Ever. We had a baby moon for R3, but as I was SUPER preggo and uncomfortable it doesn't count.
Lily's godfather and his partner are coming to watch the kidlets overnight. As they want kids of their own it's a bit of trial by fire. They are around us a lot, so I feel confident that they know the routine.
Off we went to the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City. They were having an amazing deal and it is conveniently next to a metro station and a mall. Lots of options for us!
There were a few hiccups. Nothing crazy, but we had to change rooms and they very kindly bought us a cocktail and a movie for our issues. They also surprised us with champagne and strawberries!
We had a lovely time exploring the hotel and the room. As usual the Ritz has a fantastic workout area with an adjoining pool, perfect for kiddos. The hubs enjoyed the sauna/steam room combo several times. Weirdo. ;)
Chalk this next one up to strange and unpleasant experiences but we happened to ride up in the elevator with a number of Houston Rockets players. They were staying in the hotel for an upcoming game. I was somewhat appalled at the rudeness and foul language they used and was VERY glad my kids weren't there. Considering I am a former Fighter Pilot wife and have heard a few things...that's saying something. I guess it's a funny story that we can always share!
Overall we had a wonderful time together, read books, shopped and were wonderfully lazy without the little people. I discovered that it's important to get away not only to appreciate your spouse but also to miss the kidlets a bit. Thank you my love for a memorable weekend!