We have Christmas round 2 to celebrate with Grandma and Julie, an early birthday for Charlie and ringing in the new year. Busy, busy.
Getting here was a debacle. For starters, winter in midwest is always unpredictable so up until the morning of we weren't sure how the roads would be. Secondly, flu season this year has been brutal. The week leading up, C came down with a fever and just generally not feeling well. By yesterday she had recovered, BUT, a close family friend that was staying with Oma and visiting for the weekend wasn't feeling well. Sooo....the morning of after more back-and-forth than necessary we called a hotel, booked a room and loaded up the car. And we were off.
Christmas at Grandmas was low key with sandwiches, gifts and plenty of smiles. We came back the next day to celebrate Charlotte's 7th birthday. She had requested a cake with blue icing, white icing, and plenty of sprinkles. Grandma delivered.
The plus to staying in a hotel is always the pool. Unfortunately, because four year olds prefer not to listen to directions and because water is so tempting Grace jumped in before we were ready which meant I went in fully clothed...including a phone in my pocket. Whoops.
So other than a very expensive trip to the Apple Store once back home, the weekend was wonderful. Everyone stayed healthy, we had a lot to celebrate, shared a lot of laughs and opened more presents than we needed.