Fun in the Flatlands

Fun in the Flatlands

Our holiday in Saskatoon went far better than we could have expected. Brayden even performed well on the plane — he kept himself happy looking at books, playing with a truck and sleeping, so we had no complaints. Aside from a tough first night, both boys actually slept more at Grandma’s than they normally do at home, possibly because a high percentage of their waking minutes were filled with entertaining a never-ending parade of relatives. They also had a blast at the Fun Factory (a very cool indoor playground), the waterpark, the zoo and of course Grandma and Grandpa’s backyard. Even I found the trip relaxing, since I had lots of help with the child care and I wasn’t the one trying to plan meals and wash towels and clean dishes (thanks Mom!) Chris and I took advantage of the live-in babysitting and went out for dinner and a movie to celebrate our anniversary, which was fantastic. So lots of fun was had by all.

Still, it’s always nice to get back to normal. Brayden was so happy to be home that he giggled and ran around the house until well past his bedtime last night. Chris took today off because we figured I might need help getting the kids back on schedule, but the post-holiday transition has actually gone pretty well. What a change from last year’s trip, when we had a two-year-old who was teething but not talking and a newborn who still had to be fed at night, and it took three or four days to get everyone settled down. All’s well this time around. And now back to routine…

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