I can't wait to see how these evolve over the years.
Early in the week we took turns taking our littler sweethearts on dates that they helped plan.
Sweet CTL pretty much gets a special date with Mommy every-middle-of-the-night. So he, technically, did not participate this year. But our littlest love sure is CUTE!
RRL took Lou. He emphasized that her Daddy was the first one to take her on dates, that her dates should always open the door for her and that the reason he was taking her on dates was to practice how she should be treated. She was just thrilled to dress in her pink dress, have her Daddy all to herself, and go to a fancy dinner at one of her favorite places...Moo-yah (see her best "MOOOOO-Yah expression below), followed by dessert at TCBY. Ha, nothing like a fancy dinner of hotdogs and icecream with your Daddy.
We gave the kids books, Lou's was "Miss Nelson is missing"
After I ruled out McDs and Whataburger, the boys chose Celebrity for our date. On our way home from school that afternoon, the boys and I were planning our outing and I as trying to talk to them about how to plan a date for a lady. I suggested that having a plan and dressing up a bit were some simple ways to show her that she was appreciated. So, KJ suggested that they wear tuxedos on our date, since they appreciated me SO much. Cbug was more hesitant. When KJ mentioned the tuxes, I said I thought that would be fun and Cbug responded "I like my camo pants". Short. Sweet. To the point. Typical. I told him that was fine, he could wear what he wanted, but just try to think about how he could do something for someone else. You can tell from the pictures how he compromised. Love him!
Also, thanks to a great group from our Bible Class, and an awesome idea by one of them, we enjoyed a date swap weekend. We kept their kids one night and traded for our date night. I'm pretty sure we got the best end of that bargain when we took in three extra kids (one from each family), and then got to leave FOUR behind. SUH-WEET.
Our night to keep all of the kids