We had the week off! Well, at least Phil and the kids did. I've been working a couple shorter days so it's not too bad. I used to work 60 hours a week during February break when I was a tax accountant, so only having to work 10 hours is totally a treat!
So we drove down to Maryland to see family and friends. God blessed us with some gorgeous weather. It was sunny and 70 degrees! In February!!
The boys played football with their cousins and chose to be skins. Andrew nicknamed them The Skinny Skins :)
|Maggie in heaven with girl cousins!|
Lucy came with us and loved running around all the acres at Nana and Gramps' house.
|Finn the Skin|
|Rory showing off her gymnastics moves|
|We celebrated JP and my birthday while we were there. This is the first birthday he's taller than me. The nerve!|
Brendan turned 6 months old!
|His first Valentine's Day|
I can't wait for his next doctor appointment to see how much he weighs and how tall he is. I also need to schedule his 6 month old photos but I am waiting until he can sit well on his own. Then he can go on the wall of 6 month old Martin photos:
Here's some more Brendan pictures because he's just so cute. I love 6 months old, the babies are happy and content and sleep through the night!
|Oh I kiss him all the livelong day.|
I must say that going on vacation with kids really is not a vacation. It's a trip that involves a lot more work than staying home. I'm still grocery shopping, cooking, doing laundry, changing diapers, etc. What I really want is a VACATION. I want to lounge by the pool and go out to dinner and take long runs and walks and sleep in until whenever I want. How do parents with lots of kids make this happen?? How can married couples recharge and reconnect when they can't ever get alone time? I don't want to sound ungrateful for my beautiful family, but I've even had priests tell me that a yearly "retreat" getaway with my husband is necessary, and yet it feels impossible to actually do just that.
I think I'm also grouchy because NFP after a baby is just Phase 2 on repeat. And if you don't know what that means...
Even Mark Twain got it...
Wow, TMI from CMM (that's me). And TGIF! Linking up with Kelly and partying like it's my birthday weekend. As Alexander asked: "Mom, are you going to be 30 tomorrow? Because you always say you're 29". Sure thing Xander B :)