Friday, May 18, 2012

Family {of 3} Night

Jared had no more than walked in the door from work & dropped his bags when I declared to him, "We're having a family night." 

Knowing that this is our last weekend as the Three Muskateers, my insides have been feeling all mushy & gushy & sentimental {yes, I know, nothing new} & it just seemed like the right thing to do--to go & have some sort of celebration to honor our last few days as a family of three, even if just a simple celebration. 

And I don't know about you, but to me, nothing says Family Night like a Friday evening, tucked in the corner of a favorite pizza joint. 

We ordered up a plate of cheesy bread, sipped on tall, fizzy Coca-colas & while we waited on our deep dish pizza to be cooked to perfection, we filled our wait time by buzzing motorcycles along a crayon colored highway, drawn by a very artistic Momma & Daddyboy. Aren't paper tablecloths too much fun? 

After we were sufficiently stuffed, we took a little hop, skip & jump to another favorite hot spot of ours--Orange Leaf. We have fallen into the self-serve frozen yogurt craze & I honestly can't think of a better way to conclude our Family Night {or ANY night for that matter.} It's some goooood stuff.

We dished up our favorite concoctions--
Jared: brownie batter yogurt, chocolate chips & chocolate syrup. Someone's a bit of a choco-holic, I'd say.

Jett: vanilla yogurt, m&m's, chocolate chips & colored sprinkles. We let him choose his own toppings. I was actually pretty impressed at his little ensemble of yumminess. Pretty good choices for a two year old.

Me: cheesecake yogurt, strawberries, graham cracker crumbs. This is my favorite & it's what I always choose. I am such a creature of habit. I think next time I might go crazy & try something new. Be a little dare devil. Maybe.

We people watched, we laughed at our little guy as he raced around the crowded yogurt bar, making friends with all the kids in the room, often times pulling a chair up to join them at their table. 

And on the way home we turned up the music loud. Jared absolutely hates listening to loud music in the car, but also knows how much I love it--it's like a quick therapy session for me, rocking out in the car. So every once in awhile {not very often} he'll give a little smirk, reach for the volume knob & crank it up. And we jam out. Tonight's jam out session was brought to us by Maroon 5 & Justin Bieber {hey now, his 'Boyfriend' song rocks--I don't care what you say}. Even Jett showed us a few moves he's been saving up for a night like tonight. Who knew such moves could bust out of that Britax carseat?

It was a good night. It was night worthy of celebration. It was a sweet, sweet Family Night.

Our weekend is sprinkled with a few activities here & there, but for the most part it will consist of drinking in our last moments of togetherness as a family of three. My parents come in on Monday to get settled in for their big week of taking care of {aka:spoiling} Jett. And we will brace ourselves for the whirlwind of excitement that is about to be in just a matter of days.

I anticipate a few more jam out sessions, maybe another ice cream run, perhaps one more Family {of 3} Night before the weekend is said & done. 

Hey Justin Bieber... hit it!


  1. what a fun evening :) you have the cutest family! and now i want some frozen yogurt...yum!

  2. Eeekk!!! I am so excited for you.

    And I may or may not be making a late night yogurt run.... :)

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  4. How can you not like listening to loud music in the car?!?!?!?!? Weirdo! :)

  5. Sounds wonderful! What's your favorite pizza joint, we may have to hit it up some time?!