My Little (yet adorable) Date


The other day I was talking with a girlfriend and I realized I hardly ever spend alone, one on one time with Rowan anymore. It struck me in that moment that I needed to make that a priority. I am with her every waking moment of the day but it’s very rarely alone time. We have lots of family time, lots of Rowan, Mommy and Finley time but nothing else. We spent 2 years with it just being the 2 of us during the day and I truly loved that special time together. I love being a Mom of 2 kids but I know I need to carve out some special time for each of them.

Tonight Rowan and I went on our very first Mommy & Daughter date night. I think we were both super excited. I had been talking it up all day. I let her pick where we went to dinner (she picked Panera) and then we headed to this little kid amusement park by us. We rode a ton of rides, ate ice cream, and joked around a lot. Boy! She is fun to hang out with. As we were driving home I kept watching her in the rear view mirror. Now it might have been because there was a slow, overly emotional Taylor Swift song on the radio but I was getting all teary thinking about her growing up. My little baby. The one who made me a Mother. Here she was sitting in her car seat telling me about her ballet recital tomorrow and how she couldn’t wait to get home to paint her nails the pink sparkly nail polish I let her pick out at Target. How did we get here? How is she almost 3? It really does go by so fast.

I can’t wait till our next Mommy & Daughter date night.




*Here is an actual picture from our night tonight. What a little beauty. Rowan’s tshirt was a gift by our friends over at Of One Sea.

  1. So sweet! I need to be more purposeful about dates w/ my boys tooรขโ‚ฌยฆBut I absolutely love the alone time I get with each of them (when it happens.)
    Since my baby will be FOURTEEN next week, I am kind of freaking out. But the beautiful thing is that I ENJOY him (as a person!) more than ever, and I love to see who he is becoming. We actually have FUN together, like I would a friend. You have so much to look forward to, Jen!
    Aloha! Keep it up! Have more. You won’t be sorry! ๐Ÿ™‚ (sorry, had to throw that in there.)

  2. That sounds like such a special night! I am sure she appreciated it ๐Ÿ™‚
    I need to go find some adult striped leggings now ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xo Jennifer

  3. I love this! My mum used to take my brother on ‘dates’ and I used to go on dates with my dad. We’d go to a retro diner, have burgers & milkshakes & put “Under the Boardwalk” on the jukebox to watch the waitstaff dance. I remember it so clearly & it’s such a beautiful thing to have with your child. xx She’s a very lucky girl to have a Momma that thinks the way you do.

  4. This is so sweet! And such a great idea. What great memories to cherish down to road because you’re right, it goes by fast!

  5. So true! Love this & as a new mom of 2, I’m seeing how enjoyable 1 on 1 time is with my little man too… Lovely post~

  6. She is such a beautiful little girl and I think it’s wonderful that you make time for her one on one, so sweet!

  7. So glad you and Rowan found some time to hang out, just the two of you!

  8. Looks like a really lovely day ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. You’re getting me all teary eyed just reading this post. I really admire you carving out the time to spend with her one on one. I’m so thankful to have mothers like you go before me on this journey so that I can learn from you. Thanks for your awesome example!

  10. Stephanie •

    This is adorable, Jen! My parents would swap date night with my brother and I growing up, and it is one of my favorite memories!

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