Overall I would say it was a huge success... I mean I was honestly quite nervous a couple of months ago thinking about this first night away from Andrew and the first night where they slept somewhere that was not home. A while back a friend asked me what I was scared of and that question killed the jitters because really... worse case scenario... I would be up all night and my mom or sister or both would be up too... nothing I couldn't handle. So I avoided becoming some stressball and had a great time. And so did everyone else.
We were only gone for one night so it was quite the whirlwind. On the way down the girls slept for the first two hours and then we stopped so I could breastfeed them in the parking lot of a McDonalds... pretty nice parking lot I have to say... and change them in the back of my car. Once back in the car they weren't exactly pleased but thankfully I'd bought a bunch of new but cheap-ish toys to wow them with... okay they weren't wowed but Nan (my mom) hopped back there a few times to perk them up. We were staying with my Aunt and Uncle and when we arrived they were already at the shower (which we knew) so we got dressed, got babies dressed and booked it to the hall.
I wish I had a photo of Alice when we entered the hall.
I am pretty sure she thought that everyone was there for her.... you know... her one baby show.... she was euphoric.
it was hilarious
the shower was lovely and my cousin (the then mommy-to-be ... but now new mommy) was uber pregnant and of course had me privately reminiscing about my giant belly that I had a year ago.
Stephanie took the girls for a walk after we fed them lunch... in her heels of course.
apparently her shoes are called fluevogs
apparently they are the thing in her hometown... vancouver
they were quite the conversation piece
We had the girls fussed up for the shower but they are dressed down in these pics.
That night we stuck to their normal bed time routine. We headed to the park for a swing, we headed home for dinner, we had bath time and then they fell asleep in side-by-side playpens, in a room they had never been in before.
Then it was time for wine. more wine. and some takeout spaghetti and meatballs... amazing.
by the end of the night (which for me was 10pm) (I get up at 5 okay... 5!) I was exhausted but the good kind... like the this was wayyy easier than I'd thought kind.
The next day we hit up the park before heading home...
they love the swing.... love it
it was so nice to spend time with family... even though it was fleeting
the girls did so so well.
so well in fact that my mind was wandering to thoughts of having another...
yeah maybe I'd had a couple of glasses of wine at this point...
we had a great trip!