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Vacation recap

We are finally back, unpacked, and mostly settled into our normal routine. The kids had tons of fun. The highlights:

  • Sleeping: they surprisingly slept really well, even at the hotel! I think having both kids in one room helped a lot. While they did stay up talking and playing for about an hour after we put them to bed, they didn’t fuss or scream.
  • Genevieve swims like a fish! We put her floaties on and she just paddled around for hours. Gavin is much better with the lake than he was last year. By the end of the week, he was playing in the water chest-deep without any fuss. He also liked for me to hold him and let him float around out in the deeper water.
  • Mealtimes were impossible. The kids are so so so picky and completely unable to sit through dinner on their own. This was especially an issue in all of the restaurants we stopped in during the long drive. A lot of the reason the kids are like this is due to the fact that we almost never take them out to eat. It’s so hard and stressful, not to mention expensive, that it just doesn’t seem worth it. Getting them to eat normal food and have some sort of table manners is our next parenting ‘project’.
  • I think both kids enjoyed spending time with the family. You know that Genevieve just loves being around people! Gavin was more outgoing than he’s been and he especially loves Uncle Steve (‘he’s a funny guy’, he keeps saying). He still had some attachment issues – God forbid if David or I left the room – but overall much better than he’s been.

And finally, I know that some of you are waiting for pictures, but you are goind to be disappointed. The camera never left its bag. It was just too much of a pain to lug the beast of a camera down to the beach, keep it safe, etc. I’ll try to take some pictures of the munchkins this weekend to make up for it, ok?

August 8, 2008 at 4:16 pm 1 comment


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