Monday, April 5, 2010

S.P.R.I.N.G. B.R.E.A.K.

This week was spring break around here, and a delightful deviation from the regular routines of life. Knowing that we would work more and play less if we stayed home :), we decided to take the kids to a hotel for a couple of nights (and squeeze in a little bit of shopping too ;)...). This meant, of course, that certain projects didn't get tackled - but in the long run, WHO CARES!! It is probably the last outing of its kind for quite some time (I have adamantly refused to "holiday" in this way until Baby is sleeping well, eating well, and all around quite travelable :)!!!).

As the girls get older, it is so much less work to go away. In fact, this time we crossed a major milestone - we left the playpen at home!! This doesn't seem like a big deal to some, but the sight of seeing my two little sweethearts curled up in the same bed, s.o.u.n.d.  a.s.l.e.e.p. felt like a major accomplishment indeed (and they were so darned cute too!!).

Two little jellybeans, who lovingly let me sleep all night long too!!
It's a m.i.r.a.c.l.e.!!!

Highlights :) ...
 - We enjoyed our first warmer-weather picnic lunch at a playground.
 - I got to dangle my legs in the hot tub while Little M took Daddy from one cold pool to the next ;) - Sweet K isn't so keen on chilly water, so she was my warm-water buddy :)
 - We found bedding for the bunk beds we've ordered. I asked for Little M's help in selecting some wall decorations. We finally settled (because momma is momma, and that's a good enough reason!!!) for some delightful ladybugs and butterflies, rather than the Spiderman wall-clings that she insisted she just LOVED!!
 - But more than all this, we just really enjoyed spending time together. Shopping isn't as ... easy :) ... and meal times aren't as ... relaxing ... but there are more than enough giggles to go around :).

And now, it is Monday, and back to our regular, normal, everyday, very-lovely life :)!!


Robin Fehr said...

Sounds like fun! Very cute girls sleeping all snug over there!

Roo said...

what an amazing gift --- SLEEP!!!
i'm so happy you guys had a good time away together....xo

Chantelle - ThousandSquareFeet said...

Yeah, for the few things to rejoice over - sleep, no play pen (I only wish!), sleep, new bedding, sleep, shopping and sleep! Glad it went well!


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