Saturday, March 14, 2009

Overnight stay

I woke up yesterday morning feeling like I needed a break from the same old daily routine. So after discussing it with my husband we decided that I would venture to Sudbury with the children for some shopping and an overnight stay at a hotel. My husband was not convinced that I was temporarily insane but still he agreed to us going!

Off I go for a two hour drive with five children and myself. Going to Sudbury is always a big trip because I go probably 3-4 times a year so I always have a list of things I need to pick up there that I can't get at home. Taking children on this adventure of purchasing items can be a test of patience to say the least but for my five it was a piece of cake. Bribery works wonders!

After a couple of hours of shopping we headed to the hotel so the baby could nap and the rest of us mellowed out in front of the t.v.

We went and visited a good friend before supper and then back to the hotel.

Everything up to this point was great but for some reason the baby decided he didn't want to between him waking, nursing, crying and sleeping with my 3 year old who thinks she is an extension of me, I got very little sleep. This made for a grumpy mom!

We had breakfast at the hotel and then attempted to do some more shopping but after an hour I had had enough....I packed everyone up and we headed home. The little ones slept and older ones listened to a audio story and mom drank Tim Hortons coffee. What a great way to end our trip!

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