....and I'm struggling to catch back up. Wow, you guys are chatty and it's canning season around here. We came back just in time to start canning beets and looks like green beans are just around the corner. I'm excited, but strapped for time so please forgive me if I don't get caught up quickly.
I've decided I'm moving to Mexico and living with a guy named Luis, who just so happens to be the swim up bar bartender at the resort we stayed. haha! I wish! We had an absolute blast. I had a drink for all of you, which could explain why Thursday night is a tad bit blurry. We went on 4 wheeler rides, jumped off 30 foot cliffs into water holes, swam in caves, zip lined, rode golf carts around an island and drank waaaaayyyyyyy too much! The forecast just before we left called for rain the entire time we were down there, but it only stormed the very first night at like 3 in the morning (thankfully, I was not still up partying like some of them were). We got a 2 hour nap the night before we left or I guess it was the morning we left. Put the kiddos to bed, finished packing and slept for about 2 hours and then headed out for the 2 hour drive to the airport so the first day in Mexico was exhausting.
The only person that had problems with the kids was my MIL who I thought wouldn't have any trouble since she was the last one to have them and she only had them from Sunday around noon until we got home Monday at 6pm. But, she lets them do whatever they want normally so for her to have to set boundaries ended up being a losing battle with DS. She managed though. The break for Clara must have been good because she is the happiest I've seen in a while and seems more secure without me being right next to her. She's starting to play for longer periods without needing me, which is really nice actually. She wasn't upset or anything when we got back, smiled and talked her head off and then went on like business as usual. That was not the reaction we got from DS the first time we left him about the same age as Clara is, he was furious with us and let us know it for a couple days too. She's been a dream. DS is still being a handful, which I'm sure will get better once he figures out the easy life of being with Grandma's and Aunt's is over and it's back to work.
Anyway, I don't have any pictures back yet. I didn't take many cause I never had my camera on me, but my nieces and SIL's got tons of pictures so I'll sift through and see what I've got.
I'm so happy to be back, I really missed you girls. We only had wifi in the lobby and that wasn't close to the swim up bar or the ocean so we didn't spend much time on-line