It's not often that we enjoy a date night, one that is out of the house that is.
I don't have babysitters lined up, or family within driving distance. In fact, aside from when we've been in Australia, the little ones have never stayed with anyone other than their big brother, their dad, or us. They are also with us 95% of the time, so it makes date nights near impossible, which means that we often have date nights (or date days) at home. These normally happen when the kids are upstairs in the loft playing video games, watching a movie, or are tucked up in bed for the night.
It's important for us to set aside a few hours as often as possible that is just for us, to spend quality time connecting. We light a fire, grab a blanket, and watch some of our favorite television shows, or a movie, and enjoy indulgent snacks that we know the kids won't steal from us.
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We love family movie time. It's a great excuse for us to snuggle on the couch, eat lots of popcorn and do something together.
I had been wanting to see The Boxtrolls, but unfortunately missed it in the movie theater, so I was so excited to see that it had come out on DVD and Blu Ray.
Movie time in this house doesn't happen without some kind of fun activity, snack or craft, because I think that just adds to the enjoyment of it all. So for The Boxtrolls I thought it would be really fun to make a special popcorn tub based on one of The Boxtrolls.
And of course after the movie, the kids can use the tubs to keep their trinkets and collections in. There's one little boy (not naming anyone) who comes home from school each day with little treasures he's collected such as acorns, leaves and special rocks. I think this is the perfect place to keep them.
If you are like me and don't really decorate for Valentine's Day, but like to make something fun and that's full of love (but can be left up year-round), then I've got a fun little DIY project over at Jo-Lynne Shane's blog today that you will love.
You'll find the full tutorial to make this DIY String Art Heart over at Jo-Lynne Shane's blog. This is a great project for kids too.