To anyone wondering if we are ever returning to work, the answer is: eventually 🙂 . This is actually the first time we’ve ever scheduled a 2 week vacation, but I am loving it and hoping it will not be the last. Yes, it means waiting longer between each vacay, but 2 weeks really allows one to relax and forget about work in a way that 1 does not (at least for us).
We left off in Havertown, my hometown from ages 2-18 (I spent 0-2 in downtown Philadelphia before my parents made that classic post baby move to the burbs). On Thursday the weather was perfect so we headed to the Philadelphia zoo.
It was gorgeous weather and the kids loved it! Highlights: a baby gibbon, giraffes, cheetahs (which Annabel is currently obsessed with), the carousel, and ice cream. Cameron is becoming more and more verbose and it’s so much fun to hear his thoughts on everything.
The kids passed out afterwards for a 2.5 hr nap- and I think every adult did too! We capped the day with dinner at Distrito all together which has evolved to be more casual – perfect for the kids. My virgin margarita wasn’t exactly as good as my usual one but I hope to be back for a real one next year . . .
Yesterday (Friday) we headed to the mall to buy Father’s Day gifts. Unfortunately both kids were in a MOOD and the shopping experience wasn’t the sweet one that I was hoping for! Mission was accomplished though (hope dad likes his gifts though I still need something for my father!) and the kids were cured by some good old fashioned playground time. Quiet and space to run was clearly what they needed and 3 hours later they were asleep again — daily naps for the kids have been hard to avoid on this trip, for better or for worse.
We headed back to my parents’ house for dinner, and then back out without the kids to see Sigur Ros at the Mann Center. My parents happily (eagerly!) agreed to watch A and C to allow us a mini babymoon — we are actually at a hotel for a 2-night stay, which has been a fantastic and restful break so far. And no one even cried when we left!