Yesterday afternoon, arriving late last night, we drove to Omi's in St. Catharines. We're spending the day here today and then John and I are flying to New York from Buffalo tomorrow morning, leaving the girls with Omi. We're all very excited, John and I about a weekend together in New York, the girls about staying with Omi on their own for the weekend.
John and I decided to do this a long time ago to celebrate our 10th anniversary which comes around in October. Beth and Graeme (my sister and her husband) celebrate their 10th this year too (in March) and so we decided to meet there for a weekend without kids.
It isn't working out quite that way. If you want to read why, read this entry in Beth's blog. Let the lesson be this: if you're traveling, make sure you check your passport a dozen times before leaving just to be sure it's valid. Poor Beth. Oh well, at least she'll get to see New York.
Today we're going to take the girls to see Niagara Falls. For me, it was such a regular part of my life growing up that I didn't really think about taking them to see it until now. Also, most of our trips to Niagara are filled with family visits so there really hasn't been time. With Emily at the age she is now, I think she'll really be wowed by it. And if there's time, we'll go to the Butterfly Conservatory as well.
It should be a good start to an amazing weekend.