Friday, February 13, 2009

Well, every year about this time (ESPECIALLY WHEN I LIVED IN SEATTLE) I start climbing the walls with cabin fever, winter blues-blahs, etc due to lack of sunshine and warm temps. The kids get a 5 day weekend for president's day and teacher workshops, so I thought it was a good opportunity to do something different. On Wednesday, I got home from work, picked up Hannah and surprised them with the news we were going to a hotel for the night. Oh kids, they are just so easy to please. They were so excited, they had been asking for awhile to do that. So we checked in, had a swim (the only ones in the pool), went to Red Robin for dinner, did a little clearance shopping at Old Navy, got lots of treats, and went back to our hotel room to jump on the beds and rot our brains with TV until 10:30...all things we are never allowed to do.
I have to say I had just as much fun as the kids. Then we got up, had a great breakfast, had another swim (only ones in there) and then went and saw this movie (again, the only ones in there):

It was a great little break, we wanted to stay another night but I had to work. I'm sure next year about this time we will do the same thing again, maybe we can make it for a weekend instead of just one night. We are really ready for spring!!

Oh another good note, soon I will be taking pictures again. My camera is arriving Monday, I can hardly wait! I decided on a Canon Powershot SX110 IS. Woohoo!


Rendi said...

We are all jealous over here! Looks like fun!

Four Little Chihuahuas said...

How fun! It's crazy how exciting staying in a hotel is for kids... and sometimes even for us big people. I remember going to them when I was little and the most important thing was that it had a swimming pool. It sounds like the perfect little get away to aid those winter blues!
By the way, I hope you don't mind but I am going to add you to my blog list. Let me know if you don't want me to. :)