Ah, Sanibel Island.... it is really a lovely place. I highly recommend a vacation there. It is very nice - quiet, pretty, safe, clean - we loved it. We kept saying we can't wait to go back.
It was hard to leave the girls, the night before we left I started to feel a little freaked out about going, but like everyone said, once we got there it was fine. I missed them but I was also able to savor every single moment of peace and quiet. We owe my parents so much for taking such good care of the girls.
I kept telling my husband, the best part of the whole week to me was SLEEP. I feel like i haven't had a good nights sleep in two years, starting when i was pregnant. To be able to sleep without having one 'ear' open, constantly listening for that cry or cough or whine. I slept like a log every single night. The first night down there I was asleep by 10:30.
So, we slept, ate and sat on the beach. That's it. We tried to figure exactly how many shrimp PJ had eaten over the course of the week and seriously, it was well over 100. We both went on a seafood free for all!
And our room was RIGHT ON THE BEACH. I definitely recommend the Seaside Inn if you go down there...it's not fancy but it's nice and clean and everyone was so so friendly.
Coming home though,might have been the best part of the week. The looks on the girls faces this morning when they woke up and there we were, they were just JOY. Charlotte could not stop giggling, they were so happy. I feel like I am seeing my girls through new eyes - i can see how BIG they are, how much they know, how grown up. Katie says UP! and CAR! and Charlotte says MOO! and they are so smart and funny and I adore them even more than a week ago if that's possible.
Our last day...nice and tan (*cough* burned *cough*). We never learn.