Monday, January 19, 2009

My Carefree Weekend

Jill, Stefanie and I got away for our annual, "Get me the h*** out of my house" weekend. We usually do this pre-Christmas so we can call it a productive Christmas shopping trip but this year we waited a month for Ms. Ruby to be weened. This was the first time in four years that we have had our weekend baby free. Every other year one of us has been nursing. We had such a great time window shopping, drinking Starbucks, eating Miso Salmon, antiquing, giggling all hours of the night, and we even went to the movies! (Jill will have more on that!) Of course this was all possible because our husbands know the value of having refreshed wives and made every effort to assure us that they could do our job fine for a few days. Matt even took on the task of watching Mike and Stefs three little girls for the day on Saturday. He seemed completely confident in taking on the task and even told me he had a craft planned. I did forget to ask him what the craft was..... hum....... perhaps he had the pre-schoolers make semi automatic weapons out of toothpicks? Or maybe homemade napalm? I'll have to ask. Here's a little clip of his adventure. 

PS, Jill and Stef, I didn't want to call you guys with this news but Tobin has been puking all morning. I think all our kids have been together sometime or another this weekend so...... heads up. 


red-headed Wilson's said...

O, becca! That is a great little video. I am glad you guys got to go on that weekend. I know Jill has talked about it over the years and looks forward to her weekend with you girls.

February Jill said...

Ha ha ha hilarious! I love that Matt was up for it. If you're going to have 6 kids for the day, you might as well have a sense of humor about it right?

I am having anxiety about writing about our movie buddy. I just don't know if I can do it justice.

Crystal said...

A movie buddy? I'd love to hear about that. Matt is stinkin' hysterical. Where did you guys go?

Glory Laine said...

We stayed at Jill's and then just hung out around the Portland/Selwood area.

Stefanie said...

Oh my goodness - laughing out loud right now. I checked your blog late here, knowing that you were sick and no chance at a post...but then hip hip hooray, there it was.

Thanks for sharing!!

I'm so thankful to Matt (in awe really). I love that our men take those situations on ~ damn lucky!
If he was a girl, he'd already have a starbucks card in the mail...cookies????

Feel better real soon!

Stefanie said...

Oh, and of course, that was one of the best weekends ever! I REALLY needed it - every coffee, every story told, every hour slept, every calorie eaten and gulp... the swimsuit checked off my list!

The spots in my heart marked Becca and Jill doubled in size and will keep me going for awhile!

momaof4 said...

What FUN!! Got to love girl weekends.
Matt's awesome that video cracked me up. Really, more kids make your kids easier right?? :)

Hope Tobin is better! Missed you Tuesday

Angela said...

I am dying that is hilarious!

Rachel said...

I love the video! And I am so jealous. Meghan and I said we were going to do this, after reading and being inspired about it last year...but then we both had babies...and yeah, we didn't. But next year, we're running away.

Tiffany said...

My best friend and I followed the trail you have blazed and did this just this last December. We had such a great time we are making it a yearly tradition right before Christmas.

I'm curious to know what the craft've gotta update us!