Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Stone Mountain Camping

Since we had just gotten back from St. John, Atticus was too busy at work to go away with the kids for spring break.  But he did take Finnan and Jude camping at Stone Mountain for the weekend.  They camped with friends Jason and Hudson and I met them for the day with Rory and Cal.  Just being there for a couple of hours with Cal confirmed that he is not ready for camping.  He will not stay put and is particularly interested in fire and water.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

St. John

On the Monday after Easter, Atticus and I left the boys with Caelyn, Honey and Paw-Paw and headed off to St. John.  Wow. The trip was amazing.  St. John was beautiful and it was so refreshing to spend the week with just Atticus.  We spent our week exploring various beaches and hikes around St. John.  Every beach either had coral and tropical fish or sea turtles (or both!).  The house we rented came with a paddle board and snorkel gear that we carried from beach to beach.  Atticus spent more hours than me exploring the water, but I got to sit on the beach and read and read, which is heaven to me.  We didn't worry about the kids at all and I definitely came back with a renewed energy for them, especially Cal, who had drained me in the months leading up to the trip.