september 4

Dear Date-Night Co-op,

We have missed you so much! At first I thought it was just because us mamas + daddys really need our dates and this is the most cost-effective way to do it. But tonight, after our first meeting in 10 months, I remembered how good it is to have all of the kids together. They were all so happy to see each other! They played hard in the backyard for a couple of hours (tag + robbers were the favorites), taking bites of their cheesy bread + peaches + apples in between. Then we all moved inside for a movie and popcorn (we went through six bags of microwave popcorn!). When it was time to go, the kids were all sad to leave, which is always a good sign.

I can't wait to meet again! See you again in three weeks!

xo Andi

P.S. I had no idea how dirty those three younger boys got until I uploaded my pictures. Yikes!

P.P.S. Miss you so much Evie + Greta!


  1. Beautiful, beautiful children! I miss them so much.

  2. Okay, I'm obsessed with this whole post, I know! But I can't get over how good it feels to get back to this routine...feels like going home, you know? You're right, everyone has needed it. Brings tears to my eyes to see Ella in these pictures. Love you!

  3. You scored a great summer evening that allowed so much outside play :)

  4. Now I'm getting teary! Makes me so happy to see them having so much fun. Loving the routine that fall is bringing.

  5. Date Night Co=Op sounds great! Can you post more about it? Like how does it work? How often? Who do you co-op with? Only close friends or members of a church or...?