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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's a whole different Vacation nowadays ...

Wow. Vacations sure have changed. Every single year DH and I go with his family up to Lake George. DH has been going every year of his life, and his Dad has been going ever since he was a little kid. So it's a family tradition.

We missed going last year, the twins were only 3 months old, they weren't quite sleeping through the night, and I just couldn't fathom taking twins on vacation when I was still in the "I'm going to die" stage of parenting.

So this year was our first vacation with the kids. Well, it sure is something different. Lake George to me always meant days of total laziness. Waking whenever, swimming in the lake, lounging on a float for hours tanning, eating lunch, taking an afternoon nap, swimming some more, showering, yummy dinner, and either going out at night or relaxing at the cabin. Regardless, it was always a super lazy vacation.

Not any more ... hehe. Wow, kids are tough. We were still up at 630am or 7am every day. And then you aren't in your own house, so it's not baby-proof, and we spent a lot of time trying to get them to not touch stuff, to not stand on the fireplace hearth, to now yell, etc. It's tough. We were very strict about keeping them on schedule though. they still went down after lunch for their nap, and were taking GREAT ones, like 2-3 hours. I'm guessing the song just really knocked them out! They still went to bed at 7pm every night. So during their naps and after they went to bed we did get some down time. But they were just really long days. I don't know how you stay at home moms do it!

Hmmm, what else? Well, the Moop was sick for 24 hours on vacation. Diarrhea, and he threw up once. Lovely. Then the Boots got it the next day. Then our nephew Brandon got it. Then DH, then me. That was not fun. But we all bounced back pretty quickly, and it didn't put TOO much of a crimp into the fun.

Ok, so you want pics? I got pics!
Here are the twins playing in the lake!
Kids Playing in the Lake

Here they are getting swung around! The Boot by her Daddy, and Mr Moop by his Grammy!

Lady Boots Laughing

Mr Moop having fun

Here the kids all cleaned up after a day at the beach. Love these outfits from fabulous Aunt Chrissy!

Mr Moop, handsome man

Cutesy Bootsy

Here's a family pic taken on the deck of the house (which was BEAUTIFUL!)
The Fam

Actually, click here to see the house. It really was so nice. One weird thing with the house, well, weird cool thing, all the trees had faces on them. I liked it. I thought it gave the yard "character".
Tree Face

And here is a cute picture taken once we came home. I don't know what Boots' deal is. She is the smilest kid ever, but when the camera comes up, she really goes all stone face on us!

I'll try to be better about updating. Things have been a bit crazy, and life is just too much to take sometimes. But pics of the twins will be a-coming!



The Burger Blog said...

My twins are 16 months and I can relate to how different it will be this year compared to last year. Probably a lot more fun for them....but so much more work for us, esp like you mentioned being away from our childproofed homes. We are off in a few weeks.

The kids are cuties!! Love their shirts in the header and the look like they are having fun in the water too.

E said...

Even though it wasn't the lazy trip you remember, it does sound like a lot of fun!

To add to the million things we have in common, one of our family's favorite vacations is a lakeside camp. We usually go to the Adirondacks, or somewhere in the Finger Lakes. CRAZY!

I can't believe how big the kids are getting!

Aimee said...

I hear ya... My vacay to Mexico & Punta cana was definitely not a relaxing time for me. Keeping a constant eye on Ms. Hannah and making sure she was OK was my main priority, so unfortunatley I missed out on some fun & relaxation. I was exhausted, I felt like I needed a vacay after the vacay. LOL

Adorable pix of The Boot & Mr. Moop! Love their swimming attire! I just love the family photo!

Lisa said...

It sounds like you had a great time (except the sickness). Vacations will never be the same but they do get more interesting. We've taken the twins to the beach for a week vacation. It was exhausting but fun. Now we're entering the realm of potty trained (almost) vacations where you are constantly looking for a restroom not a changing station. One thing I can definitely say, it is never boring!

Now, get back to work! :)

Gemini Girl said...

Taking kids on vacation.... not easy. Im not sure you can even call it a vacation!

I needed a vacation for my vacation when we came back form israel.

LOVE THE PICS- THE Kids are getting so big

love the tree face. so something I would buy.

MoMo said...

Yes, vacations are so different now. It's not about you anymore and what you want to do. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Welcombe back!

Anonymous said...

It looks like a fun place. I especially like your family pic on the deck!