Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Kid dates, lady date and a family date

The alternate title of this post is Dates X 3.

Date #1: Kid Dates

In an ongoing attempt to keep our children from killing each other we've been trying to split them up and give them individual parent attention.  This seems to help their emotional well being because they don't have to share us with each other.   More emotional well being equates to less rivalry and less rivalry results in significantly less murder. Someday I'd like to figure out how to take each one out separately but with both parents.  I guess once Elliott is old enough to be left home alone we can do it. 

Saturday mornings seem to be a good time for these dates.  This past weekend was a Daddy/Elliott date,

and a mommy/Spencer date.  And actually, I should tell you that neither kid calls me mommy anymore so I should probably stop calling myself that too.
Spencer and I first headed to TC Eggingtons for breakfast. His choice. We had to wait for 30 minutes for a table because about 9 million people who had just finished Pat's Run showed up right before us.  FYI: Pat’s Run is a 4.2 mile run that raises money for the Pat Tillman Foundation, which invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships. 

We were quite hungry by the time we got our table, but I guess maybe not as hungry as the people who had run.

Spencer had hot chocolate.

I had coffee. 

Spencer had bacon, eggs, potatoes and toast.

I had a meaty omelette and potatoes.
After breakfast we went to Arizona Mills mall.  We walked through the mall on our way to the movies and stopped in to Black Market Minerals to shop for some rocks.  I bought a salt lamp for Spencer's room.

Then we went to see The Jungle Book.  I took a selfie using selfie mode.

This is what it looks like.
But how creepy is this?  I lightened the picture and we're actually in there.  I seriously gasped and then laughed when we appeared.
We also took a selfie with the forward facing camera so we could use the flash.  It was brighter, but I cut my head off.

While Spencer and I were on our date, Michael and Elliott went out for pancakes,

water play,

and lunch/games at Dave and Buster's.
Date #2: A Lady Date

Shireen hosted my ladies group at her house for our April get-together.

We've been talking about getting group shirts for years and we finally did it.

First we had a baked potato bar.

Then we watched Miss You Already with snacks.

It was the first time since October that we were all together.

Cynthia was taking an action shot of us but Maryellen and I ruined it at the last minute by looking.

Shireen has two new puppies!

When I got home from my lady date Michael was showing the kids videos from when they were both babies.  This is Spencer at about 4 months.  Michael had it hooked up incorrectly so it was black and white.  He fixed it after I took the picture.
I was in no mood for cooking that evening so I put on my new dress that I took from a pile of clothes Lauren was clearing out of her closet, took a picture to text to Lauren,
and took my family on a date to The Waffle House.

Date #3: Family Date

We were the only people there.

You get great service when you're the only customers in a restaurant.

1 comment:

Cat said...

I love your lady group activities!