Utah Last Day

Everyone,

Tomorrow morning we fly home to Maryland.  It’s been a fun trip.  In ways, too long (we all miss our house) and in ways not long enough (we didn’t do all we wanted to do).

Today we spent the morning with my Nana, the kids’ Nana-Great.  She made us a yummy lunch of pancakes and sausage and then we let the kids play in her yard.  My cousins live next door so we were able to see Bee a little and play with her.  The kids really got into hide and seek which is a game I normally hate.  But if you have a whole yard to yourself to hide in, it’s a great game!

My mom and I got last year’s Cousin Camp photo book done.  This year’s is waiting on one or two pictures and then it will be done too.

Auntie L came over to take pictures of the kids with the blankets that she made.  Uncle MusicMan and his family came over to spend some time with us too.  BFF Mink came by and helped me pack some.  We have Flower with us because she is flying back with us tomorrow.

Now the summer can start.  We’ve got some great things planned.  Can’t wait!  See you in the eastern time zone!

Safire

Utah Day 10

Everyone,

After a super late night last night (thanks Momster for the fun time!) and a very busy night with Butterfly and Professor, we decided to stay in and just have a down day.

Apparently, Butterfly is not allowed to watch Scooby Do. Every time she does, she has bad dreams. Last night’s dream was about a skeleton that no one could kill and it was in Nana’s house. Scary stuff! Professor woke up at least 2 times before she did, each time needing a binkie find and a back rubbing. Butterfly complained about the nightmare only about half an hour later. I snuggled in bed with her for about an hour, and then went back to my own bed and a huge crick in my neck. She got up to use the restroom. I kicked Juice out of bed (much to his annoyance) to go snuggle with her some more.

And once he was back in bed, Professor needed a binkie find. Then early this morning he cried again but found his binkie himself. Unfortunately, he woke me up. 6am baby. Thanks a lot kid!

The rest of the day has been filled with little fun tidbits. Like I went running (I know!) and left the kids, including Cappy, with Juice for 20 minutes. Not once, but twice did I see one of the brood in the middle of the street chasing after me.

I went to my annual girl lunch with my BFF Mink, sans kids. It was so nice to just sit and chat and be a friend and not a mom. We went to our usual place, which is a very old house converted into a small cafe. We both had caramelized pear and gorgonzola salads and half sandwiches (me: veggie with hummus, her: chicken). Mostly we talked about cars. I know, it’s a weird subject for a girl lunch but she just bought one so we discussed having the ones we have and getting new ones.

My mom and I spent nap time doing our annual cousin camp picture book for the kids. We are almost done! Now if only we can do last year’s book, we’ll be set.

We surprised my grandparents by going to see them this evening. My dad is taking pictures of all that side of the family and wanted to pick out the right spots and get his super cool lights set to the right setting. The kids charmed my grandparents and my aunt (who lives next door to my grandparents) and my dad got his pictures set up.

Everyone is in bed horribly late (yet again). We expect another fun filled day tomorrow!

Safire