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Friday, March 25, 2011

Special Times

This past weekend, we shipped the girls off to their grandparents so we could get some stuff done around the house and spend some quality time with the boys. We started a bathroom renovation project, and although we made progress the bathroom is far from complete. More importantly we got to spend some much needed alone time with the boys. We went out to eat for breakfast and dinner and it was amazing how much we could actually learn from them without the girls crazy meal time antics. We even fit in some time for playing a board game and a game of basketball. Although I missed the girls terribley, it was amazing how relaxing the weekend was despite the manual labor and how quiet it was around here.

Yesterday, Cam and I took a day trip to NY city. It was a long drive, but I found it very relaxing compared to my usual morning. Cam didn't mind the time in the car and was entertained with movies, games and just chatting with me. He is such a pleasure to be with one-on-one and really enjoys our alone time. He asks so many great questions and really absorbs all of our conversations. One-on-one his ADHD symptoms are almost non existant and the day alone was such a great one. We stopped for breakfast along the way, and made it to the city a few hours later. We walked around (or skipped holding hands), took in the bright lights of Times Square, visited the giant Toy's R US where he picked up a "souvenir", rode on the ferris wheel, got a great lunch, strolled through Chelsea Market, shared an ice cream cone, saw a huge naval air craft carrier up close and enjoyed some very special bonding time with out any interruptions!

This weekend the boys are heading off on a ski trip, and I am looking forward to my quiet weekend home with the girls. It so nice to be able to spend quality time with the kids on their own, and I know they appreciate it too!


  1. What a great idea! We need to get better about doing more one-to-ones with our two. I know I need to stop thinking about it and just start doing it!

    I love that you took a day trip to NYC. T and I used to go once or twice a year before kids, but haven't been once in the last 4 years. I'm looking forward to taking the kids someday but know it will be a much nicer trip for everyone if we can hold off until they're old enough to enjoy some of the city sites.

  2. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog.
    You have a beautiful family. That's awesome that you had some one-on-one time with your son Cam.
    Those moments are priceless.
    I'm now you're newest follower.

  3. Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm really happy you did because it led me to yours.
    It's kind of funny...my husband and I are in NYC right now...on an "escape" weekend! I love this city!
    I liked reading about your day with your son. Those one on ones are so important...even when they are teenagers like mine are. :) My oldest son is named Cam...I felt an immediate connection with you! lol
    Following you back!
    Be blessed~