This next picture is of little children imagining all on their own. I think that my mom or dad made them this living room tent, but the pretzel tea party was entirely their own idea. I love it when they do things like this. Eventually, they invited their Babette in for tea, but she made me promise not to take pictures of her in the tent.
Next week I am flying to Florida on my own for a long weekend away. I was going to try to take the girls with me, but when I jokingly mentioned to Kevin that it would be easier if I just went on my own, he said "I think you should go on your own."
Initially, I was beyond excited about this. All I could think about was how I was going carry one small bag on the plane, and flip through the crisp pages of a new home decorating magazine to my heart's content, and maybe even close my eyes for a nap, and ask for a drink without a no spill lid. I am still excited about the trip, but the reality of missing them is setting in. I have never been away from Libby for more than 2 nights and that was only b/c I was having Maggie. I have only ever been away from Maggie for one night. I know that a trip away from them will be healthy and rejuvenating for me and is probably just what I need. It will be good for me to miss them, it will be good for them to be away from me and have time with just their Dad (he rarely gets to be part of the fun everyday things) but that doesn't mean I'll miss them any less. "Creative Activities" is a creative way for me to say...sometimes they drive me nuts. There, I said it out loud, sometimes my children, my darlings, drive me batty. However, just thinking about being away from them for 4 nights has me appreciating every precious thing about them....Like the way just listening to Libby talk makes me laugh or the way that Maggie's smile warms the room and makes me feel so comforted.
Mommy time is important. I can't wait to see my friends and take a walk with my Grams. However, I know that by the time I walk through the door on Monday night the chances of me snatching them out of their beds and wrapping them up with me is very, very probable.
Grace and Peace and creative activities....:)