I really didn’t intend to take that much time off from blogging. First it was March Break, then a weeks’ vacation, and then Easter long weekend (I know, excuses, excuses…) And now I have a million things floating around in my head that I want to share and I don’t even know where to start. I can’t even begin to process what happened to March; it’s April now, and I feel like the entire last month has been a hazy blur of traveling and noise.
Here’s a super quick recap, with some crappy pics, so I can clear my head. March Break was great fun for Griff and I. We skated, painted pottery with our best girl, Taylor, pushed Jace around the house in a suitcase, and ate too many french fries. We also celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in there somewhere and made cupcakes and drank beer (me, not the kids). I also managed to squeeze in a little light reading, and managed to learn a lot of new things about our cat, Keji. He really is trying to kill us.
March Break was awesome, even though the weather was (not surprisingly) very crappy. I think we managed to do a little packing in there too, because while Ken and I were planning an awesome week away by ourselves, we were also getting the kids ready to spend an awesome week at Nana and Grampie’s house 🙂 Hee hee! And before you ask, yes, everyone survived, and they may have even had a little fun. Grampie and Griffin spend hours in the garage making more, um, stuff, to add to Griff’s collection of stuff, and Jace kept everyone on their toes with erratic sleep schedules, random screaming and sudden mood swings. Two is such a wonderful age, isn’t it? If it weren’t for those squishy cheeks and hilarious things they say, well, I don’t know what would happen to all the worlds’ two-year-olds 😉
So, our vacation to Southern Utah and Las Vegas had been in the works for about a year and flew by way too quickly. That’s always the way, isn’t it? I think I’ll do a separate post about our trip, since there is just way too much to talk about right now. I posted a couple of photos already on my Facebook page, you can check them out here.
I know everyone has different opinions on vacationing with or without your kids. Here’s my take: You need to do both. We love traveling with our kids and we daydream about all the places we’re going to take them someday. BUT, sometimes, you need to get away from everything. Just imagine a whole week, or even just a weekend with no diapers, bed-wetting, cleaning pee up off the floor, cooking, cleaning, picking up toys, crying, screaming, more screaming, slinging snacks, taking out the garbage, dog walking, cleaning up hairballs, or trying to figure out who barfed /peed /pooped / spilled juice on the floor. Sounds nice huh? It’s good for your head and good for your relationship.
But I also love the idea of bringing the kids along sometimes too. I’m a huge proponant of kids getting out and seeing the world if they can. Believe it or not, there’s a lot to see outside of suburban Tantallon 🙂 My list of thoughts on why traveling is so important is long enough to warrant it’s own post, so maybe I’ll save that for another day. I’m not in a preachy kind of mood today.
So anyway, the trip was a success and we came home to happy children who asked to go back to Nana and Grampie’s house the next day. I guess they’re more fun than Mommy and Daddy!
Oh, and Easter, that was good too. We had our traditional Easter egg hunt with cousin Caelan and the neighbours. One good thing about it being so cold this year – no ants in the eggs 🙂 We also had a big dinner with family and ate way too much candy (only one puker this year – yay!)
Who was it? It was big brother this time. We’re calling it a stomach bug because he refuses to believe he may have overdone it on the sugar. He’s a sugar-denier just like his Mama, gotta love it.
So that’s it for now. Back on track with regular posting for the next little while, I hope. The boys are really looking forward to Papa and Memere returning this week from a whole winter in Texas. Griffin even cleaned his room for them, so it must be a big deal! And I know it’s only April, but we’re starting to look forward to a super fun summer this year too. Bring on the sunscreen and bug spray – I love it! Actually I just love any day that doesn’t involve snow pants and wiping snotty noses 🙂
Bye for now, Happy Tuesday to you!