Last week my kids were on spring break. Unfortunately, we didn't have any fun vacations planned so we spent most of the week at home...did some shopping at the Mall of America but also had a few days of winter storms that we were basically stuck inside so it was a LONG week for this mama bear! I was happy to send them all back to school on Monday!
One thing we did do was rent a hotel suite for a night and met my sister and her family(she also had 5 children) there. The kids had a great time in the water and just hanging out with their cousins. The adults had a great time visiting with each other too! We even were able to sneak away for a nice relaxing dinner without the 10 kids! The pool area was nothing fancy but the kids LOVED just being in the water. It made me realize that I will never again miss a warm-weather vacation in the middle of winter...it's just too long to survive in the cold here in Minnesota without a break!!! Next year we are already thinking Disney or Nickolodeon Cruise....
Friday, March 25, 2011
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
We usually take at least one warm-weather vacation during the winter and this year it didn't happen as we still had our little foster baby and didn't want to leave her with another foster family while we left! When you do get away somewhere warm, it helps to endure the rest of the winter. On a positive note, my boys are loving the snow again!!
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Today is World Down Syndrome Day! We are so blessed to have Ricky in our lives. Through him, we have met so many amazing people!! Ricky has taught us patience, acceptance of those who may be different than us and more than anything, he has taught us about unconditional love.
Our little foster baby was here with us for over 5 months and just returned to her mommy and daddy last month. We are happy for them but miss her like crazy! I have to say, foster care is a wonderful blessing for my family but the pain is very real when they leave us.
Our kids are on spring break this week!! Although the weather has been in the low 50's the past few days and the snow if melting, it sounds like more 30 degree temps are in our forecast for the rest of the week. We need to plan some fun outings to keep these kids busy!!!
Oh, one more thing...in addition to lots of other fun new items, I have added these three AWARENESS hair bows in my etsy shop!
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