Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter Break Blues

With Tonto being off for another week due to his surgery and the girl not returning to school until January 10, I decided to take a few vacation days to extend my break as well so we could spend some quality time together.

Quite frankly, 2011 was not my favorite year ever (though I did grow and learn a great deal) so I really wanted to just take some time to regroup before charging forward into 2012. And, y'all, it was such a sweet time.

We had no set plans but did manage to workout every morning and then tackle a few household projects I'd never gotten around to each afternoon. We went to see Alvin and the Chipmunks one afternoon, the girl played in the neighborhood with friends and we all slept in. A lot.

This guy was in absolute heaven. His favorite thing to do is use us as pillows. May I present Exhibit A?

He also took a liking to sleeping with his toys. Perhaps he was protecting them from his sisters?

There was lots of down time, playing videos games on someone's new Nintendo 3DS and the Wii as well. In fact, someone (ie Tonto) may have become a wee bit obsessed with beating the Toy Story Mania game. :-)

There was even a trip to the skating rink one afternoon...

...which was promptly followed by more lounging, home cooked meals and laughs.

In other words, it was week of perfection...