November 30, 2010

Long Weekend

 Thanks Giving was one of the most delightful holidays Jeff and I have had in probably 5 years.  The girls were well and we actually enjoyed being around the family (for the most part!).  Holidays are usually such a hassle because Jeff's fam and mine are like oil and water.  They don't mix, no matter how hard I try.  So we end up going to my side of the family's house at noon and then going to Jeff's side in the evening.  Christmas is a nightmare-we have a Christmas eve, eve.  A Christmas eve lunch (except this year this one will be eliminated because grandpa passed away).  A Christmas eve.  A Christmas Day lunch.  A Christmas Day dinner.  THEN, on the 27th, Jeff's sister throws her annual "holiday party".  I mean-COMMON! 

I am hopeful this year, however, that it will be a grand Holiday given how great Thanks Giving was.  We went to my moms at noon and had lunch.  In fact, we got there at 11:30 and managed to make one of the two turkeys, two pies, a casserole, stuffing, and we stopped and picked up some wine (because what Holiday is complete without vino?).  We ate and the girls enjoyed mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, cranberry sauce, bread and butter, and stuffing!  We left around 2:00 and got home to put the girls down for a nap while Jeff and I regrouped (even got a siesta of our own) and went to his side of the family's house.  We ate again(!) and so did the girls.  We took their pac and play's so that we could put them to "bed" and not have to leave after only an hour of being there and they went right to sleep!  no fuss at all. 

Friday we got up and packed for a mini vaca!  We stayed at an Embassy suites so that we could put the girls in one room to nap/sleep and we could have the other room to watch tv/nap/sleep/be merry ourselves.  We swam in the pool, napped, shopped, had breakfast in bed, went to the aquarium (which the girls loved!) and had a great time.  

Sunday, when we got home, our glorious weekend came to a crashing end as Maddie got sick and threw up six times in about 3 hours.  Poor little thing. She has been on a clear liquid diet and is on the mend today.  She hasn't thrown up since yesterday afternoon.  Mickie, miraculously, is doing okay and hasn't contracted the stomach bug...yet.  :)

It was hard to come back to work after such a great weekend.  Like I said, I am very hopeful for Christmas!


Amanda said...

Poor Maddie! But I'm pretty envious of such a good weekend otherwise.

I got one of those Halo wearable blankets and it was a win! We've been swaddle free for 5 nights.

strongblonde said...

wow. i'm glad to hear that Thanksgiving went off so well! let's hope that christmas is easy, too. sounds like you might understand a bit of the family drama, lol. why does it have to be so hard, i really don't get it.

wow!! the kids at all of that? my kids didn't really want anything from dinner. i was surprised. i suppose they just like to eat the same old things :)