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Monday, January 18, 2016

Family Date Night: Pizza and a Movie


One of my goals for 2016 was to have a family date night once a month.  I'm happy to report that we had one at the beginning of January and am looking forward to another one next month.  We kept things super simple by doing pizza and a movie at home.  We used store bought pizza crust and pizza sauce and just stuck with plain cheese.  Noah loved helping... he spread out the sauce, added the cheese, and even helped Chris cut it.  





Noah and I often watch movies in the afternoon, so I thought he would love doing the same thing as a family.  Noah got Cars for Christmas and I thought he would really enjoy it.  But instead, he got a little scared at the scene where Lightning McQueen falls off the truck and ends up in Radiator Springs, and wanted to sit on my lap.  Shortly after it got funny again, I noticed that Noah was totally passed out.  And so are family movie night was officially over.  We had planned to try again last night, but then Noah fell asleep at 5:30, so Chris and I had our own date in front of the television.  While I love some one on one time with Chris, I think the key to a successful family date in the future, will be to either do it in the afternoon or an evening after Noah's napped.  


While our family date nights haven't gone as I had envisioned, we still enjoyed our time spent as a family.  I hope that we will continue these evenings and one day we will watch an entire movie together :)

9 comments:

  1. That's exactly what we do! It's such a special time and my rule is no electronics during that time. :)

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  2. So much fun!! ...except for the early to bed thing ;) if he falls asleep late in the day like that will he continue to sleep through bedtime as well? In so glad yall have resolved to have more family date nights! My husband and I resolved to have an at home date night each month and so far they have been so much fun!!

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  3. What a fun idea! I love that you made your own pizza too! We occasionally do movies on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, but Mila hasn't quite mastered sitting through a whole movie yet. She either gets bored after 30 minutes or, like Noah, falls asleep!

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  4. That snoozing picture is too cute! We love pizza night in our house!

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  5. Oh how fun!! We had a family date night the other night but we went out. I like this idea too! It's really like a date since you had dinner AND a movie! I'll have to remember this. Especially since Mason LOVES to help make pizza too!

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  6. and now i'm craving pizza! i LOVE this family date night idea. its so so cute. and dinner and a movie? perfect night!!

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  7. I agree, I also want pizza now :). Such fun memories... even if he did fall asleep.

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  8. We always have family time like this in the AM. If Connor sits too still for too long he always passes out, which ruins bedtime so we do a lot of donut dates and morning play dates places.

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  9. Aww! Looks like a great night, even if he fell asleep early. Our family nights are usually not what I envision, either. Mason has ADHD and sitting still for a move rarely ever happens. So our 'family' night this month was spent in our shop doing a little DIY project!!

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