We're home from out little weekend getaway. We had a really awesome time and I cannot brag enough about how well behaved Nathan and Brookie were. Seriously, I couldn't have asked them to be more flexible and happy. We're blessed with the best kids:-)
The ride down there and back was virtually painless, which was the part that I feared the most! On the way there the kiddos played happily with blocks, books, and and their Magna Doodles. On the way back they both played and had a few snacks and then slept the rest of the way home (almost). Not bad for a car ride that is 8 hours round trip!
I also want to brag about how the kids slept last night. We got to the hotel room and sang to them and prayed with them before putting them in their cribs. Brooke was out in about 2 minutes without fussing, and Nathan took a little bit longer to go to sleep, but he laid in his crib still and quiet. He totally knew he had to be in there, but winding down was just a little hard for them. They woke up this morning at 7:40 and were so happy when they realized that they were together. Lol! Those two are the best of friends.
I think my favorite part of the trip was last night after the kids went to bed... Ali and I ordered room-service (we split a quesadilla and salad) and watched Made of Honor. I don't remember the last sleepover we've had. I think it was long before Brooke was born. We used to have them all the time!
The trip was great, don't get me wrong, but all I could think about the whole time was how very much I missed John. This was the first time I've ever left him and I didn't imagine that it would be quite as hard as it was. Needless to say, I was THRILLED when I came home and got a big hug and kiss from my man. He spent all day yesterday cleaning the house like nobody's business... He organized closets and everything! He also did a ton of yard work, closed up the pool for winter, and organized all of our mail. I'm the luckiest woman in the world:-)
Okay, off to bed. I'm exhausted from my long weekend.