Two weeks ago, Collier went to stay with Mella & Buzz for a whole week. And since it was the week after July 4th, Mom decided she was going to keep Kenley at the lake and enjoy the time down there. Thankfully the neighbors were back and forth and she had other people down there just to be around and in case something happened...after all it is a HUGE task to take on a very sassy and strong-willed little 2 year old all by yourself!! Justin and I both had to work so we had a week of no kids at home. I was so excited and then before I knew it we had decided to go back to the lake on Wednesday night (Justin had plans to go on a guys beach trip that was initially thought to start on Friday and got moved up to Thursday). We enjoyed the peace and quite but it was quite strange to not have any obligation or responsibility. We ended up eating out with friend the two nights we were home. I didn't get done what I had hoped, but it was good and certainly worth the alone time for us to focus on one another rather than the kids.
So, Kenley loved her time with Mimi at the lake and she did good for Mom thank goodness!
All Collier wanted to do was fish every day with Mella & Buzz and that he did. Plus he got to drive Buzz's truck, go see How to Train Your Dragon 2, fish, shoot a BB Gun for the first time, feed the horses, swim, fish, ride his bike, fish and did I mention fish? This little boy certainly got the love for fishing gene!!
I am thankful to both of the grandparents who gave Justin and I the opportunity for a little alone and quite - because I know that your week was nothing close to quite! Thank you for making it a special time and making sweet memories for them!
And just for the record...after this week the swimming thing finally clicked for Collier! He is now jumping off the dock with no life jacket and swims really really good and strong! I was really proud of him for finally getting it and swimming to very good! And his bike riding is excellent too, I have been quite impressed with how well he has done with riding. He has almost out-grown his bike and we are in need to starting to search for a bit bigger one! If only I could make him stop growing and freeze time!