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Time with the bigs | Mommy and Me Monday | 238th ed

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Today, after church, the oldest jumped in the car with me and asked when she was going to get some special time with just her and me. I admitted that we didn’t do it often enough. We need to do it more.

Because she’s the oldest, we end up having her do a lot more than her sisters and she knows it. We need to take more time to spend with her one-on-one, as we do with all of the girls.

It was nice to have a little time earlier in the week at Family Forward with just the oldest two. We put the littles to bed, left them in grandma’s capable hands and hoped on a pedicab over to Universal to see the fireworks! 

Pedicab at Universal Studios

We were all so happy to not be walking. I had already walked to the park from the hotel two times each way and it was over a mile! This was a nice break.

We did end up walking back, but it was nice. There was no rushing because of fussing or tired babies. We held hands and talked about the fireworks and the movie clips. We all needed that time.

The next day, I hit up the park in the afternoon with my two bigs. Our first stop was the minion ride. Super cute, but mommy doesn’t do well with those virtual rides! Then we jumped on ET. It was cute, and nice and just what we needed.

ET with the girls

We rode 4 rides in what seemed like record time (hello Express Pass…magical!) and had time for a frozen lemonade and a shade break before heading back to the hotel for feeding time with B.

These times with my oldest two remind me that that are growing up way too fast. I need to be better about scheduling activities with them and one-on-one time before they get too old and don’t think I’m cool enough! 

Do you do one-on-ones with your kids? What are your favorite things to do together?

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10 Comments

  1. I love that you hopped a pedicab and then rode ET. Full circle on two wheels. 🙂 … or three. Red and I like singing songs together and having dance parties. He was crazed at the Leapfrog party for the “wreck it ralph” song 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Super cute pics, looks like you had a lot of fun! I have one-on-one time with B (my B, not yours;) every day while K is at school. It’s a bit harder to get time with just K, but it’s so special when I do. 🙂

  3. So sweet! I know they were ecstatic to get some alone time with Mommy and Daddy. Whenever I get some alone time with my five-year old, it does wonders for both of us.

  4. You’re bigs are pretty fun to spend one on one time with! Glad you were able to enjoy some of the activities and rides with them!

  5. Mr. Serious says:

    Keep finding those little moments Momma! You are doing great! I like my bedtime moments with the Bigs so I can tell them how much I love them and how much God loves them. Attitude of Gratitude was the theme of last nights bedtime.

  6. My boy is an only child (if you don’t include the cat who thinks she’s human.) I still try to make sure we get mommy and Lucas time, and that he gets daddy time too. Special attention is still important!

  7. We like date night together…
    If it is a movie at home or going out to eat or to Legoland Discovery…
    It is just us… and we are making memories!

  8. Because I only have one child, it’s easy for us to have special time. But you still have to make time for it. It’s easy to let them wander off and do their own thing. When we do things, just the two of us, it’s still magical.

    Wish I was at Universal with him!

  9. Because I only have one child, it’s easy for us to have special time. But you still have to make time for it. It’s easy to let them wander off and do their own thing. When we do things, just the two of us, it’s still magical.

    Wish I was at Universal with him!

  10. love this friend. and now that big is in school full days i sooo love when we get to do stuff just her and i – i miss her so much when she’s gone!!

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