Sunday, May 16, 2010

Survived Vacation

Another family vacation is in the record books. Everyone knows that vacation means R&R. However, what used to translated to rest and relaxation, now translates to restless and rambunctious. Vacation with 3 kids is a tiring trip. Exhaustion aside, we had a wonderful time.

We headed South to Florida to spend some time with Mimi and Poppa. As usual they were the hosts with the most. There were toys for the kids, golf for Scott, and champagne for me. Everyone was spoiled. The weather was perfect - mostly in the 80's. We went the pool or the beach everyday to soak up the sun. Like all parents, I dosed the kids with sunscreen. The only one that got burnt was me - oops I forgot to sunscreen up my own back!

We started the trip with Michael's Christening at Jan and Mike's church. For memory sake, I wanted Michael to be Christened in the same clothes as the girls. It was Mother's Day and I had the final say on the special outfit. Scott is still angry that his son's formal introduction to God was in a "dress" (aka Christening Gown). Oh well, Michael didn't care and it made me happy.

After a few days in Vero, we headed a wee bit North. The first stop was Daytona Beach to spread my dad's ashes. We lost Perry two years ago. With a few delays, I finally made good on my promise to make a final visit to his favorite beach. As for the delay, I know he wouldn't have cared in the least. We miss ya Perry!!!

Then it was East to Orlando. Yes, we were crazy enough to brave Disney with all three kids. Luckily, Jan and Mike joined us. We spent one day at the Magic Kingdom. Sarah rode all the roller coasters - even Space Mountain. Jaley skipped those, but rode everything else. Jan and I also took the girls to the Bippity Boppity Boutique for a princess transformation. And never one to waste a good hairdo - we then enjoyed High Tea at the Grand Floridian complete with scones and cucumber sandwiches.

Finally, it was home once again. It was a great welcome home. Nana not only picked us up at the airport, but made dinner for the whole family too. What a treat.

With vacation over, it is back to the grindstone - and I mean it. For the summer term, I'm taking close to a full load of classes. Micheal is even starting day care part-time. Wish me luck - I'm gonna need it.

That is life in the stroller lane.

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