Monday, May 26, 2008

Weekend

Well, our weekend is over. I hate looking so forward to something because the disappointment when it's all over is nearly crushing...

We had a really, really nice time. We didn't take many pictures because we stayed in the same cabin as last year and I posted the photos here.

So I guess I captured some key moments, like this one when we first arrived. (We don't look a bit thrilled to be kid free for the weekend do we?)


And of course, we had to document the major difference in my appearance from last year...


And then I took a photo from our last day. This is the lovely bath I prepared for myself with tea and a book to enjoy.


Our first night we had beautiful weather. I was even able to get in the pool and swim some laps which felt great. Much different than swimming at the YMCA. There was blue sky and trees and nature to look at instead of concrete walls. We had a BBQ and then watched a couple of movies. I just have to say "I am Legend" So. Good. Wow. I was super tense through most of it though and had to take several breathers to calm down. I also cried an awful lot. Also, Will Smith is a highly underrated actor. There were moments in this film when he simply blew me away.

The following day it rained. And rained. And rained some more. When we were going to bed I'm pretty sure it was sleeting actually. It didn't matter though. We slept in... for the first time in... such a long time. And since we didn't have to get up with a child in the night it wasn't the kind of sleeping in that is the result of being overtired. It was pure, sweet, extra sleep. We read books. We watched crappy television. (Rock the Cradle) We went out for a nice meal. We watched more movies. We went to bed early.

And then today we had to come home.

It was amazing just to have a break from putting Miss A to bed. It was nice to have a holiday from the responsibility. To just be the two of us.

Yet, at the same time we missed her and kept quoting her the entire time we were away. We looked so forward to seeing her. When we arrived at my sister's to pick her up I couldn't stop staring at her. I was amazed by every word she said. I highly recommend spending some time away from your kids sometimes. It really does make you appreciate them in the most incredible way.

It was also nice to hear that she was an absolute ANGEL for my sister and her family. She slept, she ate, she even napped one day! She had everyone wrapped around her finger. Of course this means that from now on my sister will NEVER believe me when I complain about her being a crazy child and the fact that she makes me think I'm losing my mind sometimes... Then again, she does have kids too so maybe she'll believe me after all.

Anyway, it was a nice break. And now we buckle down for the hard stuff that is on it's way. Like... soon...

6 comments:

bon said...

Man. That sounds like bliss. The last time that Dadguy and I got away without the kids was when I was pregs with Pearl. I could use a break from what we lovingly call "Bedtime Procedure" an activity that NOW takes hours if you count baths, books, tucking in, re-tucking-in, death threats etc...

Jenn said...

That's so great that you got to go on a romantic getaway. Was this an early anniversary celebration?
We're going on our first ever getaway alone since having children. That's like five and a half years! I can hardly wait, but it's two months away yet.

elizasmom said...

A bath?! Sleeping in ?! Good lord, women, you were living the life this weekend! I'm glad you had a nice time together!

Nicole said...

So glad you had a nice break! We find ourselves 'quoting' Eli too...why do we do that?!?

Sugarmama said...

Your holiday sounds absolutely DIVINE. I like to think that I'll get some time alone with my husband along with a couple full nights' sleep again someday. In a few years. Maybe.

Diana - Teacher Mom said...

Oh, wow! How I envy you! That sounded like a wonderful and well-deserved break from the everyday.

So how's the pregnancy going? The big day is soon approaching...