Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Honey, do we still have kids?"

A legitimate question: "Honey, do we still have kids?" The last week has been so busy and so full of people and activities that our children have been kept entertained without us. It's been heavenly. Strange, but heavenly. But because of the strange, I made sure we had some time as a family today. First though, our anniversary and Christmas

Our anniversary on the 23rd at the Sidney Pier and Spa was magic. An afternoon to ourselves at the hotel, going out for dinner (seafood!), breakfast in bed and a visit to the spa in the morning made it pretty perfect. And that's all I'm going to say about that.

Christmas was a lovely family time. The kids exclaimed on numerous occasions, "this is the best Christmas EVER" and it was definitely more about being with their cousins and grandparents than it was the cool toys. All the Lego in the world pales in comparison with having an older cousin who is equally into Lego. I've loved listening in on Sam's conversations with James and you should have seen our boy's face light up when the latter told him about the Lego store in Downtown Disney!

And in the days after Christmas it's been a blur of shopping (shoes and pumpkin spice lattes!), visiting and, well, lots of eating unfortunately. I've got some work to do when I get back! The highlight was going to Island View Beach as a family this afternoon and playing on the logs and in the rocky sand with the kids. It was really nice to share one of my old haunting grounds with my children and also to spend some time with them on our own again. There was a massive stack of driftwood logs on the shore and we literally lost the children. Sam created a camping game where there were rooms and tunnels between cabins and that was all that was needed for our children to disappear into his imaginary world. I loved every minute of it and hope the sun will shine so beautifully for us again tomorrow.

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