Saturday, August 2, 2008

Making Memories

I've been reading a lot of mom blogs lately about how they've come to realize that these are the golden years when our children are young. Before we know it they become teenagers who want nothing more from us than money to go out and then adults who we only see during special occasions. So while we gripe about not being able to go to the bathroom in peace these are the days of making memories to last a lifetime for our children.

So last night we were making some memories for our kids. We went to a drive in theater. What? Those are still around? Yup, last summer I managed to find one about forty minutes from our house. We went once last summer and it was fun so we decided we needed to do this again. I'd like it to be more often, but it's hard with how late it goes and Joe's work schedule. We didn't get home until 2 in the morning. Gasp, we kept our 9, 6, and 9 month old out that late? Yes we did and they had fun. They watched the first movie with us (well not the baby he slept) which was Journey to the Center of the Earth. Natalie tried to stay up for the second movie (the new Bat Man movie), but she couldn't make it and Kaitlyn didn't even try. So they found a cozy spot in the back of the van somewhere to curl up and rest or go to sleep before we woke them around 1:15 a.m. to get back in their seats and buckle up because it was time to go home.

I feel so fortunate that we are able to give these sorts of memories to our children. I remember going to the drive in as a child. I remember when they tore it down in favor of some retail stores. Hopefully this doesn't happen to this drive in for our children. Hopefully this will be a memory that they'll be able to give to their children too.

What sort of memories do you or have you given to your children this week?


Erin said...

We try to allow our girls to attend every single birthday party they are invited to. The girls spent alot of days at grandma and grandpas and did some swimming with them. We also brought them shopping for super hero shirts to wear to a birthday party today. I think it is important to attend birthday parties because I know how let down my girls are when people do not show up to their parties. Hmm... What else. We have done SO many things with them in the past and it bothers me we cant do much this summer for lack of vehicle. So, hopefully next summer we will be able to do more!