the kids spent a few days with both sets of grandparents this week. they went two and two to grandma b and grandma d. maybe there's pictures?
they had so much fun. i heard about a hornet bite, grandma b doing all their laundry cause "she's good. she knows what we need, mom." (thank you! what a treat) i heard about cousin jackson and how he holds up one pointer finger on each hand to show he's going to be 2.
i heard about how papa's heart hurt when they were loud. :) and about playing games EVERY night with grandma and sometimes even grandpa played. and did i know that papa was so funny? apparently he's hysterical. i heard about the farm and the 8 hours they spent working out there, loving that place.
i heard a lot more. :) thank you grandma and papa b and grandma and papa d!!!
and while they were gone i was able to get a much needed break. i have been running on empty for a very long time now. which does not make me a very good mommy.
eric and i were able to have some time alone last weekend. a date to a wonderful thai restaurant and lots of conversation. we went to church and listened to the whole message without interruption (ahhhh).
i spent a few days personally refreshing which was just what i needed.
it's amazing how much calmer i've handled the tantrums and bickering since the kids have returned.
so tonight we are going camping. we went camping once when the kids were really little. and that was the last time.
it's also amazing what i will agree to do when i'm feeling refreshed. ;)