Saturday, March 14, 2015

SOL Day 14: Mommy and Nick Date

Whenever my husband and two oldest sons go away for the day, my youngest son and I have what we call a "Mommy and Nick Date." We spend a couple of hours running errands, going to dinner, and then we'll do something that Nick wants to do. He loves our specials days together.

Today, the "big boys" headed off to their annual 24-hour movie marathon and Nick and I were left at home. Time for another Mommy and Nick date. First, he wanted to play outside. Since we've been stuck inside for so long, and our outside toys were in pretty bad shape, we headed to the store and got a frisbee and a whiffle bat and ball. Next stop was the park where we played with the frisbee and bat and ball for a while. 

Nick came home yesterday with a certificate for a free cup of frozen yogurt at Menchie's for a reading reward, so we headed there next. This was his first time there and he really enjoyed picking his yogurt flavors and toppings. 

After we finished our yummy frozen yogurt, we headed to Target to pick up a couple of things. It wasn't a terribly exciting trip, and nothing was purchased for him, but it was enjoyable for him just the same.

Now, it was time for dinner. One of Nick's favorite places to go on our dates is Steak 'n Shake. It was quite busy, and it took a while to get our food, but he kept occupied by the activities on the kids' menu and the cardboard model car I put together for him. 

Finally, it was time to head home. We got home, changed into our pajamas and put in "Finding Nemo" to watch before bed. 

The best comment of the night was when Nick said, "This was the best day ever!" I know these days will get fewer and fewer as he gets older, so I will enjoy them while I've got them.

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