Date Night Ideas


Luke and I have been married for 9 years and one thing I've learned is that date night is a MUST to help us reconnect. Life gets busy and you get in your routine.When stress kicks in, you start to feel disconnected from your spouse. Make date nights mandatory in your household--once a month is a good starting place! Some places offer Parents' Night Out if you can't get a sitter. (Kid gyms, YMCA, churches--search online) We even swap with another couple and watch their kid while they go on dates--a way to earn free trustworthy babysitters!
Can't get a babysitter? Wait until the kids go to bed and pick one:
  • Make an indoor fort and watch a movie
  • Fireplace date with s'mores
  • Game night: double solitaire, king's corner, rummy, skip-bo, uno, poker, dominoes, puzzles, Risk, Monopoly, chess, checkers
  • Sit on the back porch with twinkle lights and a bottle of wine listening to songs you were into when you were dating
  • Scary movie in bed with popcorn
  • Bubble bath and candles
  • Late night pizza delivery and DVD concert of your favorite band
  • Ice cream sundaes and old video games

CREATION Printables

Click, print and have fun teaching your child about the Bible!

Week's Memory Verse 
Color, cut and glue activity (Page 1 of 2)

Color, cut and glue activity (Page 2 of 2)

Skill and Application page

Airplane Bingo Printable

Click image to print--hope you enjoy this BINGO game I made for my toddler!
Also check out my previous posts:
10 Tips on Flying with Infants and Toddlers
Toddler Travel Activities

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Perot Museum Website
This museum in Dallas offers something for the whole family!  We visited the permanent exhibits, but the museum also offers special exhibits and movies.  Our favorite exhibits were Birds, Dinosaurs, Space, and the Children's section. Located on the bottom floor, H explored the farmer's market, went camping, played with a water table, climbed a Dallas-themed playscape, did an art project and dug in the sand. We also ate lunch outside under an umbrella and finished the day with H playing with other kids in a miniature river surrounded by giant frogs to climb on.  Great weekend outing!

Bedtime Routine Chart

Children benefit from a nighttime routine.  Here is a chart I use with my son.  I laminated the chart (or you can print on card stock) and added Velcro dots for each picture.  Then he uses a picture of himself to track what step he's on.  Bedtime has gone a lot smoother since I started him on this chart.

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