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Friday, August 7, 2009

Family Vacation time

After much juggling over schedule, an almost panic attack because we thought our employee was stealing from us to finding out it was a machine error... thank goodness, I really didn't think she'd still but we thought the evidence was staring us in the face... and I actually have 5 clear days off.

Let's do a little happy dance about now. Much like the famed pee pee dance only less urgent. ;0)

And what are going to do? We are going camping. In my parent's trailer. Yeah, we're wusses. We like soft beds and indoor toilets and running water. Especially with three kids.

This time we are going to do things a little different in that I am taking off with the girls all by myself for the first day and night. It's gonna be an all girls camping trip and then daddy and little O will meet us out there on Sunday. This is our version of a "staycation". Of course our staycation could always get called... not on account of rain, after this heat wave I wouldn't mind the rain... but it could get called because K's employee's dad is sick and it could cause some problems. At the moment I am crossing my fingers that it will all be okay. As long as the girls get their one night, it will be okay because we have been counting sleeps for days now.

You see, daddy has managed to get to the arcade, bumper boats and mini golf twice this week on dates with his daughters. It was worth the money spent to see E's face glow when she came back on her first night. Not only did she get to go out with daddy all by herself she got to stay up later than her siblings. Then Wednesday J had her turn and she was so tired when she came home she could barely show me Pengy.. her new stuffed penguin that now has to go everywhere with her.

So now it's my turn. Only I get both girls at once but how nice will it be to spend a whole afternoon and evening crafting, reading and playing to our hears delight without interruptions from one little monster named O. Cause O doesn't do so well with crafts. He loves the idea of mucking about but mommy's stress level is at an all time high when he decides to climb up on the table. Best of all, all we need are shells and rocks to paint. No fancy crafts required.

Anyways, so I will be away until Wednesday and probably won't have much of a chance to get online since my battery doesn't work well in my laptop. AHHHH I am going to be email less for 5 days.

I will schedule some repeat posts of some my earlier posts that you may not have read before starting with last years camping trip.

I hope you all have a great weekend.


  1. Sounds great! We paint rocks too. The kids love it!

    Stopping by from SITS :)

  2. That sounds like a great time! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get to go. Have fun!

  3. I used to paint rocks. Ah, bliss...


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