When we planned out Jim's vacation days for the year, we tried to stack most of them after Owen would be born. He was able to take a few floating days around his birth and the residency program was wonderful and amazing about covering and stepping in for us- thanks everyone!
But he hadn't had much paternity leave until last week. We scheduled a March vacation to ensure that he'd be around after the baby arrived and not before. And we knew that it would certainly be a stay-cation, since we didn't want to travel with a baby a few weeks old.
We had lots of family time and lots of chores to get done. We got lots of family time in, but somehow the time got away from us and our lists didn't quite get finished.
Well, that and the chickens have given us a real-life "Chicken Run" movie experience of our own and new developments for our future led to lots of conversations and some stress.
|Ian's special escort into PMO. Dates for Mama & Papa & Owen.|
And our bath babe...
Time off and together was great, always an adjustment at first. It's so hard to bid vacation farewell at the end, but we are grateful for the time we had and the beautiful weather, too.