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Hi. I'm Nicole!

Wife.  Mama to two busy toddler babes.  Trying to seek Jesus each day, through each season.  So glad you're here!

The importance of “dating” your children + a review

The importance of “dating” your children + a review

About a month and a half ago I learned about a sweet night Chick-fil-a was hosting for a Daddy-Daughter date night and Tyler quickly bought he and Crawford tickets! A couple of weeks ago was their big night and it was so sweet getting her ready and watching them go off on a date. Tyler picked out her dress, brought her a rose, and then took her to the Memphis Zoo for a CFA dinner, Christmas lights, and a carousel ride!  Every photo he sent me just melted me as I saw my girl having a sweet time with her daddy!  

 

Early last week I got to take my sweet Campbell bud out on a date too! My sister was home for Thanksgiving break so she came over to watch Crawford and Campbell and I went out on a day date! We had donuts, shopped around a little, played at the park, and then went on a walk! He especially loved the donut, snacks in his snack tray, and walking around the park! He kept hysterically laughing as we walked and it was the funniest thing.

 

Having these date nights with them is something we will make a priority in our family. I love that Crawford will grow up learning what it should look like when a boy pursues her. And I love that Campbell will learn what it looks like to pursue a lady with integrity. And above that, I love that they will grow up with memories of this one on one time. When all our attention and is on them. I can’t wait to take Crawford to get her nails done and for Tyler to take Campbell golfing. It’ll be sweet for us to have these bonding times with them as they get older. It’s my desire for our kids to see that we love who they are. We love their quirks and their unique personalities, we love hearing about what they like and are passionate about. I’m just so grateful I get to be their mama.  

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On my fall date with Campbell we took out our Evenflo Pivot that the sweet people of Evenflo sent us since it was just the two of us! Mamas to be, this is a GREAT affordable stroller option! Campbell seemed really comfortable in the seat and he LOVED the snack tray! Ha! There are so many features that I love. I love that this system came with everything that you would need and you don’t have to immediately buy “extras” like a cup holder (although I will buy a parent console to attach eventually- this cup holder isn’t my favorite) and a snack tray. Not to even mention the fact that the system comes with an infant carrier!!!

A huge plus for this is that you don’t need an adapter to attach the infant seat, it attaches straight to the base of the stroller like the seat. SUPER convenient! Something else I really love is the fact that it can be a bassinet which I feel like we will use a lot with the next baby. with a few seat adjustments it quickly lays flat, perfect for naps on the go! The seat back adjusts to different heights to fit different development stages and I 100% think this is a stroller you can use from day 1 and not need another. It’s lightweight, fits the infant carrier, and transitions so baby can look at you or look out.

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My main concern as I’ve been testing it out is the wheels since they aren’t like bike wheels. But it’s been a really smooth ride! Even when we were at the park, going over a little bit of grass and dirt it did well and Campbell wasn’t phased. We’ll continue to use this as an extra stroller when one of us happens to be out with just one babe and we’ll definitely use it when baby #3 comes! All in all, we've loved the Pivot system!

I’m so thankful for the one on one time that we’ve gotten with our two lately and I can’t wait to continue these dates as they get older. I pray that these moments of investing in them with individual time will bless their hearts for years to come! 

Thank you to Evenflo for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.  Thankful for the companies who help support this blog and our little family!

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