My in-laws visited for 10 days. During that time:
- The kids went to the beach multiple times with Oma and Opa. Daughter got wet and sandy and son played with his trick kite. They both had a blast and Mommy got some work done.
- My son went to his first sleep over (I think Mommy had a harder time with that than my son).
- I did lots of baking mostly as gifts but for us also.
- I had a few showings, inspections, etc.
- My in-laws were able to find a renter for the house they bought the last time they were down here (they bought it before prices went up even more, planning to retire in a few more years).
- Hubby started his night shift schedule. It's really worked out well so far (even with family visiting).
- My son played extensively with the small parachute my brother gave him. My brother is a parachute rigger which means he packs and fixes parachutes so to make one wasn't too hard.
- One of my first cousins and his family came and visited for a few hours. It was a great way for them to see all my family at once since they hadn't seen my brother in over 15 years. In fact my cousin's wife had never met my brother.
- My parents, brother, and my family of 4 went to Busch Gardens 2 days before the New Year. Yes, it was crowded but it was still fun. My dad and brother hadn't been in close to 20 years so they were able to enjoy a couple of the new rides as well as our favorite from the last time they'd been there. My mom and daughter were able to see a couple of the shows too. I must admit, I'd never been when it was that crowded before. We got one of the last parking spaces in the farthest parking lot (it was about 1.5 miles from the entrance of the park). The good news though... it was so crowded they didn't charge parking because they didn't want to hold up the line taking money from people.