I got back from Las Vegas last Friday night and all was well in my world again!
The girls were screaming at the top of their lungs the second they heard the front door open and they must have said "MOMMY" 100 times. I got five days worth of hugs and kisses within the first five minutes of my arrival.
Pat was happy to see me too....and even after five days with the kids by himself, he was as calm, cool, and collected as could be. Upon entering the house I thought for sure I would find a home in need of cleaning and a mountain of laundry waiting for me, but that was not the case. In addition to holding down the fort, he kept it clean too!! I guess I need not worry if I have to leave on business........ apparantly I am married to SUPERDAD:)
Even though Pat seemed to take the single parenting thing in stride, I knew he was probably going to be in desparate need of some downtime. He had made arrangements to play golf with my Dad on Saturday, so I took the girls to the park and for ice cream and then we met up with the guys when the reached the "18th" hole!
Pat's eyes lit up when he saw all his girls making their way to the green(So did my Dad's....Coachie as the girls call him) He even tried to "explain" the rules of the game. I think he has big dreams of taking them out there with him when they get just a little older:)
As worried as I was about Reagan, I think it was good for her and Pat to get a little Daddy/Daughter bonding in while I was gone. He got to put her to bed each night and get her up each morning and do everything in between.......and she did not miss a beat!
Sarah has always been a Daddy's girl.......and now she might have to move over.....it looks like she has a little company:)
Nick was with his Dad this past weekend, but came home on Monday!
I missed him too and was disappointed I did not get to spend any quality time with him this weekend like I did with the girls. He is finishing the final few days of school and to make up for it, I have a special treat planned for him Thursday after I am finished with work.
I am taking him and a few of his friends to drive race cars at THIS VERY COOL PLACE to celebrate the end of the school year. He has been talking about it for weeks and can't wait. He is getting older and has been keeping his own social calendar these days......which is why you rarely see him around these parts, but I guess that is to be expected when dealing with a teenager. He is allowing me to bring my camera to the race track...... that is something "cool enough" to be photographed according to him.
Hope everyone's summer is off to a great start!
I wanted to mention that my photography classes have came to end(temporarily)just before I left for Las Vegas and I am FINALLY going to get back to blogging again. It has been months since I have made my way around to visit everyone and I feel awful about that. I also hope to post a little more frequently about things that are going on around here and also a few things that have been in my heart and on my mind. I have dropped the ball in that department as well.......but it is time to pick it up again.
Have a fantastic Wednesday!