We finally had an evening free after weeks of play rehearsals. I left the Littles home with Daddy (I heard they had a wadded-paper fight) and took the Bigs downtown to a coffee shop to play board games. I love that my kids are old enough to understand strategy! Two games of Settlers of Catan, and steamers with Toasted Marshmallow flavor makes for a good evening. I'm all too aware of how fleeting these years will be, and I want to soak up every moment with them.