We are just off of a two week vacation. We decided that this year we’d stay in Saskatchewan, saving a little money.
Hubby’s parents and aunt and uncle drove out to visit from Nova Scotia. The trip for them was a first for a few things:
- First to visit us since we moved out West
- Their first time this far West
- Their first time seeing Gauge in person
I know a lot of people cringe when they learn that they have to spend a full week with their in-laws. There are more than a few blog posts out there about it. I don’t have one, sorry. Instead, I am lucky enough to have great in-laws.
For a few weeks before they arrived I started stocking up on groceries. Our local stores didn’t get the memo that I was stocking up, because everything I needed to get was on sale. While that was a bonus for me, I would have paid full price so their loss. I did spend a few days before they arrived scrubbing my house, in fact Hubby helped out a little bit. *Huge smile*
The girls were so excited to see Gramma and Grandpa! I don’t think Gramma went anywhere alone, nor did the girl willingly go leave her alone.
We did everything that Austin wanted to do while they were here except go to the playground, but she was okay with that.
- Saskatchewan Science Centre
- Moose Jaw to the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village & Museum
- Cabela’s (Regina)
- Wadding pool and library
- And so much more.
If anything during vacation, even though there were four extra people in our house, I did less than I normally do. Blake’s mother and aunt were constantly beating me to unload the dishwasher or fold the laundry or the like.
Austin took them leaving very hard. She’s old enough to understand that they won’t be back to visit for a while. Brookland asked when they were going to be back a couple times. Austin became quite upset with her sister and told her she didn’t want to talk about them because it made her sad.
Being that Austin is 5 years old, I attempted to explain to her why we have to live so far away from all of our family. While I think she understood some of it, she is too young to completely understand.
They have gotten to Skype with them since they got back home. I think that now things are back to “normal”. Except for Gauge’s sleep, or lack thereof. Little mister didn’t want to sleep the visit away, the nights included. This momma had bags big enough to pack everyone’s luggage in when they headed back to Nova Scotia.