On Saturday night the kids and I returned from a week of visiting my sister and her family in Charlotte, North Carolina.
We went to parks, to swimming pools, to kid's museums, and ate out at kid-friendly restaurants. We went to story time at Borders. We celebrated Gabrielle's second birthday with a really great party. The kids ate a ton of popsicles. We had lots of hugs and kisses and "I love you" with a few "my toys" thrown in for good measure. We ate popcorn and watched Sesame Street and in the evenings Jessica, Simon and I hung out on the couch watching TV and playing on our computers. My sister and I did a bunch of high-5's as we passed each other on our way to retrieve our respective kids from their car seats.
We spent a good amount of time just hanging out on my sister's couch.
It was just right.