Date Day/Night

by Kristi Van Dyk in

Steve and I have actually had quite a few chances to get away from the kids (so this is not a request for more babysitting!). This was a date night for our children. Each child had a special date yesterday, and I thought I'd share it with you all. Kayleigh had a date with Aunt Sarah and Aunt Maria. Although parting with Mommy was pretty hard on both of us (and might have worried Maria just a smidge), I know she had a great time. Sarah works for Bissell, and the company had the zoo rented out for the evening. There were fun activities (on top of just a cool zoo!) and good food for kids. Sarah offered to take Kayleigh, and Maria joined in to share the joy of a niece. Here are some of the pictures they took from before the zoo trip (at Sarah and Maria's house) and afterwards.

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[caption id="attachment_538" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="watching the birds"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_539" align="aligncenter" width="720" caption="with Aunt Maria"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_540" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="with Aunt Sarah"][/caption]

Thanks for taking Kayleigh! I know she had fun!

Since Kayleigh was at the zoo with her aunts, Benjamin and Mommy had the entire afternoon to ourselves! We talked QUITE a bit without sister there to "interrupt" the conversation. We had LOTS of snuggle time, and took long slow bottles instead of the fast ones. We had no particular place to go, and we just hung out together. It's hard to tell, but I think Benners enjoyed his time with Mommy. Among his favorites activities (aside from eating and snuggling):

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AND 8-25 Talking to Mommy

It was fun for me to have Benny alone (since I rarely have that). I think his only chance with Mommy alone (aside from times he's not napping and Kayleigh is), was during our stay in the hospital, at his birth. So, this was fun! I did miss my girl, though, and I am glad she's back home.