Thursday, April 24

There's no place like home

I really mean it! We had an awesome trip and saw so many people, but I could not have been happier to arrive at my home this evening. My house was neat thanks to my wonderful husband who bathed the kids and put them to bed. I am so exhausted!

Let's see...

Monday the girls and I went to tea with my mom and sisters. The place was so cute and the kids were really good. Here is a picture of us in the hats:

Then we went to Dunedin Causeway to watch the sunset.

Tuesday Audra and Isobel came up and we went to the playground.

After that we went out in my step-dad's boat with him, my mom, and my sisters. That was SO much fun. The water was a bit chilly but it got better as you get used to it. I was worried that Leah would not go near the water because of her fears of water in her face. Not only did she go in, she played and poured and dug and had a fabulous time. Both girls loved the boat and the wind. They slept hard that night. :)

My "cool" girl

Leah really liked the island

Mom and Carly, who is moving to Barcelona in a MONTH!

Lauren & Leah

Pops & Erin

Mike asked me yesterday when I got home if I would change anything about the trip now that it was over. He meant like would I make it shorter, only go to one city, etc. Honestly, as exhausting as it was, I wouldn't change a thing. We saw so many people, the girls got some real quality time with many family members and friends too, i got to see people I haven't seen in 2+ years. For what it was, the girls slept well and did not have any major meltdowns. So all in all a wonderful trip. I am not ready to do it again anytime soon, but is was great! :)


Tiffanyrose said...

Wow, it looks like you had a blast! I am happy to have you back though.

Mandi said...

What a great trip! Leah looks so big in the sand! and Barcelona? WOW! that's awesome! Tell Carly that i said to have fun and to have the time of her life!

Keri Donald said...

I'm glad you did what you did! :) We had lots of fun visiting with you all and wish you lived closer!

And Ms. Erin is WAY too cute in that life jacket (so she can be safe!) and shades!

Mike said...

I LOVE the sunglasses on Erin. I feel kinda silly posting on your blog since you're sitting right next to me and i just told you the same thing. Oh well. Comments to pad your stats. :)