We’ve had a few warm days recently which has us thinking about our garden. We know it seems early, but we’ve found that it’s not too early. For this date we sat down and planned out what we want in our garden. We also did some research on when the best time to plant is, where the plants should be planted, when to harvest, etc. We found that some of the plants that we want to plant should be planted in the next few weeks!
Here’s the site that we used for a lot of our research for our Utah garden
I realize that this date idea might be a little late for some of you, but you could also use it if you have a birthday coming up. With how crazy the holidays are we struggle sometimes to get our weekly date in. The Friday before Christmas we used our date night to wrap presents and do all of our last minute Christmas preparations. It was simple and fun at the same time. You never know what fun you can have with wrapping paper, tape, and bows!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving next week we had a turkey themed date. The first activity we did was making a turkey. We had 15 minutes and could use any items in our house. These are the turkeys we came up with.
After that we read some facts about turkeys that we found here
Then we listen to what turkeys really sound like here
Finally we played a turkey bowling game that we found online here
This site has more games, but this was by far our favorite. We switched turns each level and laughed really hard at the turkeys. Happy Thanksgiving!
We both love this time of year. We love the change in the seasons, we love all the holidays, and we love all the yummy food. This date was a way for us to kick back and talk about things that we we’re excited for.
We munched on some of our favorite cookies and talked about our favorite things. We talked about our favorite holidays, traditions, activities, and things that we are looking forward to before the end of the year. It is funny that something as simple as sitting and talking together is so much fun for us. With our two year old and other responsibilities that keep us running sometimes we don’t take time to chat like we should.
Check out the seasonal category to the right for more fall and Halloween date ideas.
It seems that with summer comes many parades…at least around our area. I went on a tour of a candy factory a few weeks ago and picked up some different kinds of taffy that we used as part of our date. What parade is complete without taffy? We did some taffy tasting to start. Some of our favorite flavors were red licorice, buttered popcorn, and macadamia nut. We would pass on the eggnog flavored taffy next time.
As we munched on taffy we looked up some facts about parades. Did you know that floats originate from medieval times? We didn’t! To round out our date we watched slides of this year’s Rose parade. Talk about some incredible floats!
For this date we planted our garden. I guess planting a garden can get expensive, but you can pick up some inexpensive seeds and plants if you search a little. It was fun to get in the dirt and plant our garden. We figure it will help us out with our grocery bill in the long wrong. It was a simple date, but was fun to get up and get moving 🙂
In my head the title was to the tune of the Snow song from “White Christmas.” We don’t know about you, but we’ve actually had some snow this year. We decided to go on a snow theme date. First we would like to introduce you to Phoebe and Bob. These are the snowmen we made. I’m not a huge fan of cold so we brought some snow inside to make our snowmen. We then decided to watch them melt. As you can see we weren’t very patient so we decided to speed things along. We got the idea from the following website http://handsonaswegrow.com/32-snow-snowflakes-snowmen-its-all-about-the-snow/ To end the evening we made some good old fashioned paper snow flakes that we are going to use to decorate our house with. Our date was a fun, warm way to enjoy the snow.
We don’t know about you, but one of our favorite parts of the holidays is all the lights and decorations. This date was simple, but a blast. We drove around to some of our favorite spots with lights. Near us there is a street that puts up the story of the nativity. There is also a circle that is named Christmas Street. Every house on the street decorates. It is a great time to chat and reminiscence.
We started off our evening by making some good old homemade caramels. We found the recipe here http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/candy/caramels They were a lot easier to make then I thought they would be. We then played a guess the Christmas carol game that we found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/orangerful/4177287103/ We ended the evening by playing pictionary/charades. Here was the list of words that we came up with: Santa, Mrs. Claus, Nativity, Reindeer, The Grinch, Up on the House Top, 12 Days of Christmas, 9 Ladies Dancing, Ornament, Santa’s Sleigh, Sugar Plums, Nutcracker, 3 French Hens, Lights, Caroling, Stocking, and Christmas Tree. Some words were definitely more difficult than others. There is nothing like a game of charades or pictionary to get you laughing.
This date had more of a graham cracker theme. It was fun. We started off by doing this graham cracker activity that Tyler found online http://www.wheatmania.com/allaboutwheat/awesomeactivities/grahamcrackeractivity.htm Then we started to create our gingerbread/graham cracker houses. We don’t know if our crackers were too weak or our frosting was too soft, but both of our houses ended up caving in before we got pictures. The picture below was our inspiration 🙂