My sister made me laugh yesterday, she told me that she thinks I'm having a bad vacation because I'm stuck at their house and not able to start the week I had originally planned with my nieces. I explained to her that I didn't have to go in to work, I didn't have to get up at 6:30 and I didn't have to worry about doing my hair/makeup etc. which meant that my vacation is not at all sucking.
We're having an issue with transportation. We agreed that I would take the kids back to Windsor with me in their van and I would leave my car here for her to drive down this weekend when she comes down. Unfortunately, their van was in for repairs and it doesn't seem to have the urgency that is required. Which means that we're now sitting here waiting for the van to come back from the dealership so we can get on the road. The kids are packed and ready to go.
So yesterday I decided to take them to Michaels to pick out a craft to do together. Michaels...giant store of crafts...place to find everything you need to have fun...except not. We searched the aisles trying to find something that wasn't over the price of $30 that would be relatively simple to do with two children with short attention spans. What did we decide on? Tie dye. Call me crazy but...ok just call me crazy. How I get myself into these things is beyond me. It was pretty funny trying to dye these suckers last night outside on the lawn. But the shirts look cool.
Then my cousin came over to sit and have a glass of wine with us and catch up on everything. We needed to have a nice little gab fest to catch up on what's going on with her family and what's going on with our family and just veg out and yak. I love these times when we do this. My cousin is like another big sister to me and when the three of us get together there is a lot of laughter, a lot of snide remarks and a lot of great stories to tell. Added to this, her eleven year old popped over to see where his mom was at and he and my brother in law ended up in front of the X-Box for an hour just hanging out and playing golf. Fun.
I'm really looking forward to my sister coming down. We're going to make a run to Target to see about some camo pants for the girls (it's funny, they love these pink camo outfits that Target always has) and maybe a stop to a few other neat stores I've discovered over there. I wanted to take the kids to the Build a Bear workshop but apparently it's "too expensive" so we're not going to do that. But the kids have plans with me this week regardless. The new Hilary Duff movie. Probably a trip to the store to buy a new outfit (or two) and of course taking my aunts out to lunch (they're working) and just hanging back and having a good time. I can't wait. I love spending this time with the kids. They recharge me. Frustrate me. But recharge non the less.