Jason gives me a wonderful gift each weekend - time away with Quin. She and I go to Kindermusick each Saturday morning. This past Saturday we did not have class, so Quin and I were able to head to the mall so I could spend my Mother's Day gift card on a pair of shoes that I have had my eye on for quite awhile (because I am wearing them where?!?! Still not sure about that). We were gone for a little longer than usual and by Saturday night Jason was itching to get out of the house. See, the gift of time away is two fold - yes, it is time with Quin but it also demonstrates to Jason how sometimes it is difficult to be home with the babies and have no interaction with the outside world :) I know he completely understands this, but a gentle reminder every so often is nice!
Our cheap solution was to go to Grand Haven for the kite show on Sunday. When we leave it has to be planned out to the minute. We got everything completely ready before the 10:00am feeding, so all we had to do was put the babies in their carseats and take off. It was windy and very chilly, so I sat in the mini with the babies while Jason and Quin watched the kite show. Win/Win: I read the entire Sunday paper in peace and quiet, and Quin saw kites synchronized to music. Jason said it was pretty cool. Quin of course loved it!
After Quin and Jason came back I wanted to get a picture of Quin with the kites in the background. Within seconds she was off, trying to catch up with the kites. At least she looked back to see if I was going to join her.