I often take one or two of the kids with me. We have a good time! About once a year the whole family fishes together. All five of us. I also try to get out a few times a year just by myself. I enjoy fishing alone sometimes.
I probably fish with just friends or relatives (no kids) about four times a year. My wife and I usually get out once a year just us two.
Overall, I'd say I ice fish about 16 times per ice season. Most of my trips fall into that 4-6 hour (ice time) range.
I usually fish from the earliest time I feel safe on the ice to the latest time I feel safe. Up here, that's about late November through early April in my experience.