Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Date Night of a Different Sort

Saturday night I'm going on a date.... but not with my husband.  I'm going with these crazies:
My daughters and my brother's boys: four of my favorite kids of all time!

I'm taking these four kids into the city on Friday night to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  This is one of my all-time favorite musicals, and I've been waiting impatiently for it to make a return to Chicago so I could share it with my kids.  Turns out my nephew Cooper loves the music, though he has never seen the show.  I thought it would be fun to bring the boys along with us.

Yep.....me.  And four kids.  Loading up in the family mini-van and heading downtown.  On a Saturday night.

Their dads will be hanging out at the Rench Ranch, probably watching some crazy movies and having a New Glarus or two.  My sister-in-law will be back home in Wisconsin, working.

I'll be watching my young ones watch this show, probably singing along from time to time, thoroughly enjoying my first weekend of Spring Break.

I'm so grateful Kyle and Kris were willing to make this happen for the kids.  They love spending time together, and don't get to do it enough.  The three hours separating our homes might as well be three days sometimes.  Whenever they're together they laugh and play, and yes, sometimes even drive each other nuts, but I know they're forming bonds that will last a lifetime.

Look at those smiles.... who wouldn't love them?


  1. Sounds like an amazing date night! I love that musical too! I hope the kids love it too.

  2. I know you'll all have a wonderful time!

  3. Every night this week, as Coop and I are in bed cuddling, he says," tell me about this weekend." He's so excited. His finger is improving and Larson is one of 8 kids in the district to make the Math Team and the only one from his school...which sucks because we can't carpool with anyone.