Kara perfecting her sand castle skills
She learned going past your knee's in the ocean will get you in trouble
And if she bugs DD#2 long enough she will get her way every time
For the past 9 days we have awoken to one or more of these little buggers in our bed. Sorta nice to wake up on our own this morning.
Vacation is over. As much as we love spending time with our big and little kidletts it sure was nice to arrive home yesterday to an empty house!!
There is oh so much to do on my list for the week but this morning I am taking time out for ME.
I like having a routine. Flying by the seat of my pants gets old after awhile. A week of vacation is my limit!!Ha
For the first time in many, many, years we over spent at the beach this year :( The biggest money pit was at the grocery buying snacks and drinks for the grands. Holy Moly drink boxes cost as much as beer. Fruit, Go Gurt, fruity snacks, and such was sky high. The boys and I went out to eat seafood one night, even getting in on the happy hour special still cost an arm and a leg. I meet up with some GF's one evening that was reasonably priced and worth every cent as DD#2 and her team mates were cooking something that I knew was NOT going to past my lips. The last night of vacation we took DD#3 and Kara out as I just didn't have the energy to do anything else. Our vacation/Christmas fund is looking pretty sorry.
The other wasteful spending was on a new toy for each of the grands. Hubby and I hit Wally world one day for yet more toddler drink boxes. I got the bright idea that if they each had a little something new to play with that they would sit quietly playing in the evening. Dumb, dumb, dumb If anything the got louder. The big girls wanted to take the little girls for "Makeovers". OK, I know it's silly but once you walk in the shop it just sucks you in, $60.00 later and a hissy fit from Kara I was ready to go. Hubby and the little boys were in another store where they build their own cars (sorta like build a bear) Mommy paid for the car, hubby picked up the cost to have it fitted to be remote controlled. Ouch.
Time to get back to reality. The garden is of course a weedy mess, bills to be paid, Dr. appointments to attend, plan meals for the week, laundry, wash/clean car. AHHHH it's good to be home!!!!