Still in NY but I can’t believe that we are nearly done! Today I actually did a little pre packing and put all the dressy Christmas clothing into the luggage – I had some extra time and any time I spend now is worth double when I’m packing (as my mom calls it, the uninstall process).
Today we had a very nicely timed day of visiting. My grandmother came over after church and we visited for an hour or so over tea. She left and about 10 minutes later a high school friend and her daughter came to visit. Niamh loved having another girl close to her age to play with and they had a great time for a few hours. We did lunch and even stalled naps for them both because they were doing so well. All good things come to an end and naps were needed so she left and I bought Niamh up for a nap and I don’t think my friend had even cleared out corner before my cousin pulled up. He and his wife and little boy stayed through dinner and it was a very nice visit. During my cousin’s visit two good SCA friends dropped by (the ones who introduced Lars and I actually) for a short visit and we have an open invite to drop by their place. The timing of the day could not have been more perfect and as a bonus naps were had and bedtimes were easy.
Yesterday we had a lazy morning and put the kids to an early nap so we could do an Insanity Workout – I modified it some but it was nice to be moving. After nap we headed out to a bouncing place where we met Miss Math and her little boy and bounced our way through 2 hours. I have video but have not uploaded it yet – its priceless. Even though it was only 2 hours it spent their energy and bedtime was nice and easy again. We adults played one of the new games Lars picked for christmas and had a good time. I had an extra good time because I won both games – it really is my style game.
Monday Miss Math and another friend came over and we had fun running around after the kids. We didn’t do anything special, just talk and watch the kids but it was perfect for us. Basically the post holiday time has been pleasantly passed by chatting and tea and short walks to the beach – it is far more relaxing this way then the bustle for pre holiday and holiday days.
Tomorrow is up in the air but I think I’m hanging with Miss Math again on Friday. Quite nice that she has this week off too. It is so nice to just be here but I know things are piling up at home for us to do but I’ll face that when I need to.
Most other people are back at work already so I’m trying to pack in the vacation while I have it.
Ps. in ref to yesterday’s post, I have to admit that I am responsible for giving my sister those pants, socks and sports bra. I just never told her to wear them together. Very similar situation to Niamh, yes, I’m responsible for the fact that many of those crazy items exist in her wardrobe but it is she who makes the crazy combos. Little boys don’t have anywhere near as much fun with their outfits; I’m so happy to have girls (so far)