That's about all I can say about this past weekend. In early Dec. Kevin said his mom asked what we wanted for Christmas ... I half-jokingly responded, "I don't want a single thing except for your parents to come here for the weekend and keep the boys so we can have a getaway." Done!! Pops and Gigi arrived in Nashville a little after 4 on Fri. and we hit 65-N about 4:30 and drove up to Louisville. We had a yummy dinner and made our way to our hotel in downtown by 10. You don't know the joy we felt going to bed knowing that no one was going to wake us up :) We slept in and went down the spa for massages then to lunch and a movie (The King's Speech is great, by the way). Back to the hotel to chill a bit before another yummy dinner. ANOTHER morning to sleep in on Sunday and back to Nashville ... we ate lunch at Marche (I've been dying to try their Sunday brunch) before getting back to the boys around 2:30. All 3 boys were great for Pops and Gigi and the weather was so nice that they got to play outside a lot ... which is huge for my 3 rambunctious little ones. Thanks again SO much Pops and Gigi for enjoying our boys and giving us some time to enjoy being just us again!!!!!
I've found that the trouble that one toddler can get into doubles when you have twins, esp. if they are boys, it seems. I swear one of them will scheme up something and rope the other into joining him. What's it going to be like when they can really talk to each other and come up with even crazier schemes ... or better yet, when Graham actually initiates it :) Luke and Carter have definitely been keeping me on my toes lately. They are big-time climbers, drawer/cabinet emptiers, and closet destroyers ... just to name a few. I really don't think they ever sit still for more than 20 seconds. BUT, they seriously are the cutest things ever, and I do believe that I could sit and listen to them laugh at each other for hours. They really do have a lot of fun together ... I am SO happy they have each other!!!!!!!!!
I made it!! I just survived week 1 of Kevin being out of town for 3 weeks in a row :( It was a LOOOOONG week, and the snow, well-below freezing temps, school AND bible study being cancelled, and most of our playmates being sick did not help one bit. We spent A LOT of time at our house and all got a bit stir crazy at times. All in all, though, it was ok, actually maybe better than ok. However, I am definitely happy that I have 3 boys to bed right now and Kevin just called to say his plane has landed, so he should be home in the next 30 min. or so. Here's to hoping weeks 2 and 3 are even better!!
They seriously are monkeys (I mean, they climbed on the table to get bananas) ... Luke and Carter are climbing on top of EVERYTHING
Graham may be a little personal trainer in the making. He has been VERY into the workout videos I've been doing, even encouraging me to do them. I found some kid yoga videos On Demand for him and he LOVED them :)
We had a fabulous getaway to Sea Island with my parents and brothers' families last week for New Years. We are now officially outnumbered ... 9 kids and only 8 adults. We got to spend a lot of time outdoors, had tons of great food to eat, and truly enjoyed being together. It was a great week ... thanks for everything, Snacks and Bet Bet!!!!!
The whole fam
Luke loving the beach
Luke and Snacks
A full hot tub, indeed
Graham and Wils off to the range
My favorite shot from the trip ... I love the way Carter (R) is looking at Luke