Life with my boys is amazing. We live and breathe adventure. We play together, eat together, sleep together. It is great being a family.
Sometimes, however, mom and dad need a break. Sometimes we need to get away and go on a date. It is SO hard to get away, even for a few hours. As we're heading into the new year, I am working on some plans - maybe resolutions - I want to date Mr. Crum.
We don't have much money to pay babysitters or to spend on incredibly amazing dates. I've decided that over the next year I want to try to date my husband once a week. I'm not sure yet how that will work out - we will have to be better about seeking child care. As we work on sharing "alone" time together (it will be a while before we're out without Baby), I plan to share some of our date night adventures. I enjoy looking at other people's ideas for dates, so why not share ours, right?
I hope that some of our dates will be an inspiration to others, give great ideas for a cheap night out or a fun couples activity. So here is our first date night post.
This week we went geocaching. It was cold out and we only looked for one cache. We didn't find it, but enjoyed a walk in a nice local park that we had never explored. This giant Christmas tree was just inside the park entrance.
We followed this up by a trip to the thrift store. I love this store, 2 floors of stuff. I love looking at all the gadgets and appliances and books... lots of books. We don't go often because you can't take a shopping cart upstairs and that is where the breakable things are.. and we have a 1 year old and a 3 year old...
Loverboy (aka Mr. Crum) and I explored the shop, found some things that were on our mental want lists (still not a used Scrabble game).
Loverboy and I debated about where to go for dinner. We wanted to go somewhere that we can't take the kids. Eventually we settled on Flat Top Grill. WOW! It's a little more expensive than I had planned for the night, but it was AMAZING. We hope to go back there again. One of the best things - it fits into our new dietary lifestyle!
After dinner we checked in with Grandma - who was babysitting. We were running late and she was tired. She confessed that she tried to take a nap on Monkey's bed while the boys were playing. Unfortunately for her, Monkey told her she had to wake up because mommy said she had to play with him.