Life before kids…or not

My mother-in-law is currently staying with us so Ben and I took advantage of her offer to babysit and go out for dinner child-free. This is the first time we’ve done this in more than seven years. I kid you not. We went to Takapuna and left early so that we could walk along the beach before the sun set. I took some amazing photos of it:



We went to our restaurant at around 6pm and enjoyed a delicious Mexican meal like grownups. The only problem was that it was all finished by about 7pm and we couldn’t possibly arrive back at home before the children had gone to bed. What to do? So we ordered dessert. That was delicious but it only added another 20 minutes or so to our evening. Bedtime for the kids is 7:30pm in our house. So we went for another very long walk around Takapuna during which I tried to explain the difference between and to Ben and failed miserably. Is this what life was like before children?

Today we went to another beach: Mairangi Bay. It was lovely: