Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fun Family Time

This past weekend we got a chance to go on a short vacation together. C. was working and invited us all to come along so we could have a chance to play. I was a little worried about managing all 4 kids by myself for the bulk of the day  especially given how unpredictable the two oldest can be away from home. Overall, the kids did really well. We spent one whole afternoon frolicking in the swimming!

Even Tortuga managed to hold it together for much of the time. We had one difficult day when he had trouble listening and doing what was expected but otherwise he did ok. He still struggles mightily with getting overexcited which leads to loss of control, giddiness, excessive chatter, and ultimately fly off the handle behavior and anger. He had to sit out quite a few times on the first day but the other 3 days were pretty good. Of course, as soon as we returned the payback began and he ended up spending the bulk of the first day "resting" in his room.

We spent two full days at the beach and they had such a great time. I couldn’t even get them to stop playing long enough to eat!

We bribed them off the beach with the promise of a trip to “Rain F*rest C*fe” which is one of their favorite places. Lots of memories since it is the first place we took each of the older kids to eat before they moved into our homes. They had a wonderful time wandering around the near empty restaurant which gave C. & I a chance to visit with one of her friends and colleagues.

The best part of our trip was that it became clear that there’s no going back for Milagro in her potty training! Two days after she announced that she “really should wear panties" she asked to wear a pair and has had one “accident” but otherwise seems perfectly ready for no daytime diapers! I do believe she has been the easiest (and earliest) of the four to potty train!

6 comments:

GB's Mom said...

Nice hand stand Corazon!

J. said...

wow! It looks like you all had a really great time. Glad to hear that regulation was possible through much of the trip, what great progress.
Hope the rest of the week is good.

Lee said...

Sounds like a great trip and the pictures are so cool. And congrats on the potty training. Lissa started early like that too.

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Great pics...glad you could get away as a family and spend some fun together time...

MomInTheTrench said...

Sounds like it was great! I'm so happy for you with the potty training.

BT said...

Sounds like it went great, and it sure looks like it was fun.

Corazon's handstand is beautiful.

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