Monday, April 30, 2012

It's Like A Whole New World!

I never thought I'd see the day when my husband and I could actually just walk out the door and go on a date without having my mom or sister in-law babysit the kids! I mean, it's not like I waited for that day to come. IT JUST HAPPENED! We realized that our older kids were "responsible" enough to watch their siblings if we wanted to go to the movies, or dinner more than a couple of blocks away!!!

What's even better is when we spontaneously decide to go somewhere! We can actually go and do errands together...sans kids! It almost feels like we are back in the dating stage again!

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't talk about the kids, and we are always in communication with them when we're out! And we even miss them after a few I mean, who wouldn't miss these faces?


And we are always thankful to our "big kids" for being so helpful, and willing to babysit. Well, do they even have a choice? Hehe. Hey, if we come home and nothing is broken, or someone isn't crying, then we consider that a bonus!

Here they are at their Spring Play last week. They did so well..and we're so very proud of them! I know....not the best picture, but I was sitting way to the side!!


Jennifer said...

(Did I already post this comment? I think I deleted it before I hit 'publish'!)

Without repeating myself, I will say that I love having my little ones, but I am always excited for shopping trips and date night without them! So, when the time comes and I don't need to look after them 24/7, I'm gonna enjoy it! ;-)

Jessica Kramasz said...

What a wonderful "milestone" - enjoy this time!

myletterstoemily said...

that IS a taste of freedom, huh?
you will blink and find yourself
an empty nester.

Susie said...

I have missed you too! Thanks for stopping by today. I can't believe how big your kids are getting!!

Liz Mays said...

It's so nice being able to make those spur of the moment trips and dates and whatever without the kids. Yay for freedom, but boo to kids growing up. lol

Anonymous said...

I count the days til my oldest daughter can start to babysit:). Date Night is a necessity, hope you take advantage of this situation:). so happy for you!!


Darcie said...

This post made me smile! Date nights are the best, huh? Glad you got yours Alicia!