We took the kids to the zoo today -- had a great time, even though according to Claire her favorite animal was the rhino, which we didn't get to see -- and Matt and I are leaving in a couple of hours for a little dinner par-tay.
Have I mentioned we've decided to bite the bullet and start hiring babysitters? It's the only way Bible study is really feasible for us this year, and the babysitters have it made -- basically they're getting paid to put Claire to bed (Evan's usually down before we leave) and then be a warm body in our house until we get home. Last week we had the babysitter come early and Matt and I squeezed in dinner together before Bible study. Plus, a babysitter is a better option than family for things like this party tonight, because I feel guilty if we stay out too late when grandparents are babysitting at our house for us.
Three cheers for babysitters who are trustworthy, charge "whatever you want to pay me" and have a driver's license.