We had a relaxing few days and had a great time experiencing life without kids again (it's been 12 years!). Now we are all together. It's amazing how quickly the stress from the fighting, whining, tantrums, constant needs, etc. can all come back. I love being a mom, but sometimes it is just a lot! We (moms) really need to take care of ourselves. The support from loved ones is so important too. Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for providing the opportunity to let us get away!
E. did fine and seemed really excited to see us again. He also learned some new words in the last 3 days! S. didn't want to give me a hug at first, he was too excited to see Dadden (his word for Daddy). Soon he was excited to see both of us. The other 3 always do great and they had a fun time.