I've mentioned it before, but we are part of a date night co-op. It's pretty awesome, if I do say so. You find four families with kids around the same age and each family takes one night a month to watch all the children. Most people's eyes go wide with horror when you tell them they will have 4 families worth of kids one night, but I swear, its no biggie.
We set up our date night as Friday night, 6-10. So we always know that Friday nights, 3 nights a month, we have a date time carved out. The kids look forward to it just as much because they get to play with their pals.
Last week, we were plain tuckered out and didn't have the gusto to do anything big and fancy (err.. because we ALWAYS go big and fancy, don't you?) so we hopped on our bikes and went for a ride. I wore a skirt I've been meaning to show you for a while, and found it might not be the best for bike riding. Hellothigh. Anyway, I took my camera and realized I am relying on instagram waaay to much lately because I could hardly remember how to turn the big girl camera on.
So while it is wonderful to have three dates a month, it can add up. The typical dinner and a movie date can add up to almost $100 depending on where you go and the snacks you get. If you go out to dinner (average $40-75) and a movie ( $30-40 if you get tickets and snacks) three times a month, you have just added about $250 to your monthly budget. jaw drop. So we have started incorporating some cheapie and free dates to the rotation. And really, this was my favorite we have done in a while.
Dustin lusted after all the cool cars we passed.
I took him to see this fabulous little alley garden packed full of raspberries, squash and corn. (In an alley!) Seeing this little garden led us to talk about our future garden, how we've missed having one this year, but that we have been able to do so much more with the time.