I have almost no pictures of my boys sleeping because they wake up at the sound of the camera shutter. They're light sleepers for sure!
We don't have family nearby to watch our boys and we very rarely get babysitters, and yet we maintain regular date nights at home by getting our kids to bed early and at the same time each night.
It took us awhile to find our nightly routine, but it's been working well for us for several months now. The boys know what to expect at bedtime - teeth and potty time (though admittedly I forget that part sometimes...), diapers and pajamas, three story books, prayer list, prayer, cuddle time with Judah while Wezzy gets swaddled, put in their beds, lights out and then a song of Judah's choosing.
It is nice knowing that after 8pm every evening it is our time. I am working on a post for at home date night ideas for a future blog post :)