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Saturday, September 27, 2008

back to reality

We're home! We started off our trip last Saturday by going to the east coast for Jane's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. The girls had so much fun with their cousins! Emma won enough tickets playing games to get a gumball machine, so that totally made her night! From there, Ryan, Claire and I headed to Fort Lauderdale to stay by the airport and the girls headed up to Orlando with my parents.

Atlantis was awesome! The hotel was amazing..it was the perfect trip. It was great to get away with Ryan without the kids, we definatley needed the break! It was hard, though, to see so many things that we knew they would love...we'll just have to go back with them one day! Claire could not have been any better for us. She literally spent the entire week in her stroller...she was such a trooper. She even went to bed every night before dinner and she would just sleep in her stroller and d awe enjoyed our meals with no distractions. The only hitch is that she was totally off of her schedule all week. She went from sleeping 12 hours a night to waking up every few hours. It took a few days when we got home to readjust, but thankfully she is finally back to her normal routine :)

The girls had a great time with Grammy and Pop Pop! It was good to know that they were in good hands while we were gone and that they were having a little vacation of their own. The highlight of their week was going to Sea World and Downtown Disney. When we picked them up and they were telling us about everything they did while we were gone and showing us everything they made, I was exhausted just hearing about it. It's funny how after just a few days away I forgot how tiring parenting is! My mom helped Emma make a photo album to remember their visit and it was so special....definatley something that we'll have forever. I'm sure my mom was wiped out by the end of the week, but part of her was sad to see the kids leave. I think the house seemed pretty empty the next day :(

Once I get some pictures downloaded, I'll post a few!


Sweet Treats and Baby Feet said...

I can't wait to see some pics. I am glad you are back to the blogging world. I have continued to stalk and have missed the updates!