It is hard to spend quality one on one time with each child. Jackson and I just decided to try a new system. Every Saturday we can, one of us will take one boy, and the other will take the other boy and Estella on a "date." That way, at least once or twice a month they will get a date by themselves with either mom or dad. They can choose whatever they want to do, within a few guidelines. 1) It can't cost any money. 2) It needs to be something we can do in close to an hour.
I took Nicholas last Saturday and he chose to go down to the railroad tracks. We walked along the tracks and found some old track nails that were really cool. We watched the train go by and then walked to the nearby Colorado river and threw rocks for a while. We had a fun time.