The long awaited Ditch the Parents Day has finally arrived! Last year, Chris, Tricia, and I took the kids to Boondocks. We like helping the kids know their cousins and building relationships with their aunts. This year we decided to do a sleep over at the Holiday Inn Express in West Valley. It took some thorough furniture rearranging, but we managed to get all eight of us in one room. Talk about family togetherness! We had Loriel and Tricia in one bed, Chris and I had a bed, Daniel and Josh had the sofa bed, and Ian and Alex slept on hiking mats on the floor.
Saturday was a breakfast of omelets, bacon, sausage and chocolate chip “muffins” followed up with more swimming (I went down the slide twice!), packing up and putting the hotel room back together, chicken nuggets at McDonald’s for lunch (Ian ate 15), and then back at Erica’s house for milkshakes and Lego Rock Band. Daniel and Loriel were having so much fun they called their parents and talked them into coming and picking them up at Erica’s house later that afternoon instead of me dropping them off in the morning. Our nephews and niece are so hilarious and we had a hilarious time.