Date night: Zoominations

Right now Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa has an exhibit called Zoominations. This is an exhibit of lanterns all over the park. Such an awe to see in person and the pictures just doesn’t do it justice. We love checking out locals things as a family and this was such a fun activity. This is a once in lifetime opportunity, Toronto, London and Beijing are the only other places this exhibit has been held. Groupon has a wonderful deal going on right now for tickets. This exhibit ends June 28th. If you can I would highly suggest you come out and see it.

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Some Bunny Loves you

I am always on the lookout for fun things my son and I can do together in our area. One place to look at is event brite.( Just search kids events) this site is great to see what kind of activities your family can enjoy in your area. I came across a mom and me paint class that happens every week.

The class included everything for $20. It was a keepsake painting and you would be using either your child’s foot or hand in the painting. That day we painting a bunny using our child’s foot. One of my sons nicknames is Honey Bunny so I was excited to be able to make this and hang it in his room.

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This was put on by a company called The Color Wheelz and if you live in the Tampa Bay area I would highly recommend you check them out. This class was great. They read stories to the children and had a game for them to play. This company will also come to you for private parties for adults or children.

 

What are some of your favorite outings to do with your chilldren?

40 Date Night Ideas

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Before we were married my husband and I sat down and discussed what we expected out of marriage. One thing we both agreed on was that we needed to continue to date one another. It’s not advantages for your relationship to think that you or your partner will never change. One of the ways that you can keep up with the changes that comes with life and grow together is to have date nights. They can be something simple as just talking to each other about what your life plans are for the next five years to a weekend getaway vacation.

The important thing to do is for you to have a night to yourself where you don’t talk about work or the kids and you get to know your partner. We as a couple do this once a week. We have been doing this for the past nine years and even after the arrival of our son last year we still make time for us once a week.

A lot of times you may get into a dating rut and all you can think about are the quintessential dinner and a movie. Well look no further. Here I have made a list of some date night ideas.

  1. Painting with a Twist(Fun art date that you can drink wine at)
  2. Art Gallery
  3. Ride Go-Carts
  4. Go Kayaking or Tubing(in winter months Ice Skating or Sledding)
  5. Bike Riding
  6. Go Dancing(extra points if it’s a style you two have never tried)
  7. Visit another city
  8. Go hear Jazz,spoken word, or reggae
  9. Visit a Piano Bar
  10. Grab Beers at a local Brewery
  11. Visit tourist spots in your own town
Visiting a local Pier and having fun

Visiting a local Pier and having fun

12. Take a walk– around your neighborhood, a beach, a park, by a lake

13. Go see a local band

14. Visit the zoo

15. Go rock climbing

16. Attend a festival in your town

17. Go to an amusement park and ride roller coasters or take in some shows

18. Go to a farm and pick fruit that is in season

19. Go see fireworks

20. Spend the afternoon at the coffee shop

21. Get takeout and have a picnic in the park

22. Go to the Driving or shooting range

23. Netflix it up :) watch and entires season of your favorite TV show

24. Go Wine tasting

25. Go for a long drive and make a playlist of songs that remind you of one another you can listen to on the road

 

What about AFTER baby comes. Does that mean that you have to stop your weekly date night? absolutely not. That just means that you have to be creative and you may have to spend some nights at home. After baby goes to bed that is the time for you and your mate

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You, Me and baby makes three

26. Play a board Game

27. Rent a movie and have dinner on the floor with lots of blankets and pillows

28. Do a puzzle together

29. Cook a dinner together

30. Record a video about when you met and fell in love(watch it on your anniversay)

31. Give each other massages

32. Play a video game together

33. Ice Cream Sundae night

34. Grab Takeout and eat by Candlelight

35. Read something together

36. Plan your dream vacation

37. Share where you want to be in 5 to 10 yrs

38. Play a card game

39. Make milkshakes

40. Make a pizza from scratch (don’t forget the wine)

 

All in all have fun with each other and keep communication open. Those are a few keys to a happy relationship

What are some of your favorite date night ideas? I would love to hear from you