For the second time in my life since becoming a mom, I spent a night away from my children.
And I survived!
I got in my car, along with one of my best friends, and drove 2 hours away to meet up with our other 2 best friends for a mini vacation away from our crazy, busy, hectic lives.
We left the children at home, in the good and capable hands of our husbands and parents, got together, and had a terrific time.
I didn't even call home that much! I had frequent updates from my mom through email, telling me that Dimitry was having a great time, was entertained downtown, ate like a champ, and fell asleep without a problem at 8:30 p.m.
Christos also had a great time without me, playing with his cousins, baking muffins with my sister, and falling asleep with his father.
As for my lovely friends and I - despite the fact that our mini vacation was in a rather small city, we had a fabulous time! All you need is a hotel room, some good wine, a great restaurant, and conversations that go on all night... it was a great way to re-charge, re-connect, and come home feeling, despite the lack of sleep, refreshed. I love these girls so much!
And even though I was only away for 1 night - God knows I could not handle 2 nights in a row - I missed my boys!
So seeing this little face:
And this little face:
Brought a huge smile to my face, and I spent what was left of the weekend swimming with and playing with the loves of my life!