After seeing this idea on Pinterest, I decided my only redemption would be to buy him experiences rather than things. You can't really return an experience. And with the little kids, it's important to us to carve out some time together.
So I got busy planning 12 dates, one for each month of 2012. I bought a three-ring binder and 12 file folders, and labeled one for each month.
January's date was tickets to see one of our favorite comedians, Jim Gaffigan. Here's the January folder:
We had so much fun. For those of you that don't know Jim Gaffigan, he is hilarious. We literally spent the entire time cracking up. It was so worth it!
I took a quick one of the theatre as we were running in to escape the cold.
And a quick one in the theatre before the show.
I'll try to do better with the photography on February's date. Except we're getting a couples massage, so maybe not.
How about you? Any good date night ideas? Do share!