This past weekend we went to my parents' beach house, sans my husband. It was a nice break. All the tension I'd been feeling and the weight I'd been living under disappeared for a few days. The kids had a great time, and the two littles went into the ocean for the first time. Allie, my fearless one, scared the heck out of me with wave diving (she can't swim, but don't tell her that!) All in all, it went well. We're home now and back to the daily grind. I go back to work in two weeks, and I'm dreading handing over my baby, but I know he'll be in good hands. Allie is so excited about kindergarten she can hardly stand it...we are officially in countdown mode!