Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I could get used to this

Our weekend away began late because of a quick little jaunt with Camden to urgent care. Not really the best feeling as a parent to leave your children when they are sick. But you know... it has been a LONG few weeks of kids who are sick -so we went ahead and earned another star in our "quality parents" chart and left a sick child. Okay, we actually left three slightly sick children. But before you call the parent police I was leaving with my mom and dad who were very capable of taking care of a slightly fussy child. In fact, my mom probably did better with him than I would have because she was coming in fresh-where I was a bit done with cranky, sick kids.

So here is what the grown ups did: eat, hot tub, play settlers, eat, sleep, hot tub, eat, settlers, sleep, eat, settlers, eat, take a really pretty walk in the snow(Eric and Cyndi went snowmobiling) we continued to eat, sleep, hot tub, watched 1/4 of a movie (turns out they did cut out pretty bad stuff when movies were edited on Clean Films-so when you watch the real version it just isn't okay. I won't mention of who picked the movie...)sleep, eat, play settlers. Are you detecting a theme here? The them is: RELAX

So this picture isn't that good, but have you ever tried to use a self timer when you are wet and it is like 5 degrees outside? We should have had the video set up of us trying to get the picture taken. That would have been compelling stuff.

The weather was so perfect, it snowed that really pretty light snow most of the time we were there. We sat in the hot tub while it snowed and ate ice cream. So fun.

Despite a little illness the kids had an amazing time. Grandma and Grandpa did such fun things with them. They went to Walk with the Dinosaurs and the new Vegitales movie The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. They also accomplished Ainsley's goals of going to the Dollar Store and eating at Shari's. Very refined tastes that girl has. They read countless stories and played tons of games. And do you want to know the best part? I came home to 3 happy (if not totally healthy) children, a totally clean house, and a lasagna dinner waiting in the oven. Are they not the best parents/grandparents in the world?
Fun time with my husband and friends for a whole weekend, kids well taken care of... do you see why I could get used to this? Thanks Eric and Cyndi for letting us tag along to help you both celebrate your milestone birthdays and thanks mom and dad for taking over here so we could go.


Ally said...

Your parents are so great. Even lasagne waiting in the oven! Fabulous!

Glad you had a good time. Getting back to reality might be rough. :)

Heather said...

Oh Tiff! After your time with sick kids I'm SO glad you got this chance away with friends. And, such spectacular weather. It looks like you had a great time. Paul,.... Tammy,..... if you are reading this and ever feel like you need another weekend with grandkids, we've got a couple of girls you can spend a weekend with!!!!! :-)

Greg and Andrea said...

Your weekend sounds wonderful. Glad you had a good time and that the kids had fun, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Tiffany, Ally gave me the link to your blog and I've loved catching up on your family life. Your kids are so cute and I can relate to the stories! And how does your mom continue to stay so beautiful?