Monday, October 13, 2008

Date Night







I stole these pictures off of Diana's blog. They are from date night at her house. Every Saturday all the kids from 4 families go to one house while the other parents get to go on a date. We've been doing date night for almost 4 years now and it's been wonderful. When we started date night with my sister-in-law I didn't realize that my kids would love date night just as much as I do. We're fortunate to be able to have had date night with family and some really good friends over the years. I think my kids will be sad when we stop eventually as they get older. Diana we'll have to do a "game night" every once in a while when the kids are teenagers, what do you think? We could play kickball, volleyball, man hunt, etc. Anyways, I'm getting off topic. Date night was at our house on Saturday, we had pizza and dinosaur chicken nuggets. We had leftover cake from Teddy's birthday. The kids mostly played outside. We watched Harry Potter. Poor Carter cut open his forhead. Ian lost his socks again, but I think I found them this time. Jarom, Hyrum, Carter, and Ian had fun jumping on Hyrum's mattress. Lauren took care of the little ones. Teddy and Parker ate the most, it's good to see growing boys down their food. The kids made up a murder mystery tag game, I think. Demi was it and was supposed to find everyone, I'm not sure she was a voluntary participant. I love these kids, they're so bright and creative and loving and good and fun.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So cute! What a great idea!

MackSlackers said...

Well, they love you too! Yay for date night, despite mysterious puncture wounds, mountains of lost socks and boy chasing 10 year olds!

Pam said...

Ok wait, I need a little clarification. So One couple has all 4 couples children at their home to watch and care for them while the others go out? So do the other 3 couple all go somewhere together, or do they just go alone somewhere with their spouse? This sounds like a fun plan, depending on how many kids you would have to watch in one night.

Robert said...

Kristen, it has been a while since I have read your Blog. Thanks for all you have shared here. I love you and your beautiful children, and I thank the Lord that he has given such a wonderful woman to my son for an eternal companion and to my grandchildren for their mother. The work you are doing is the most important work in world, and you are doing a wonderful job! I miss you all so much. We have got to get back to Omaha to see you soon. Love, Dad

P.S. I would love to see you join Facebook and let us all keep in touch with you there.