For Memorial Day, we went to Cape Cod with my family as a belated graduation celebration for my sister, and briefly to Providence for part of my 5 year reunion. The car rides went really smoothly, which was nice. On Thursday, on our way up, we stopped in Providence for lunch with my cousin, Alexandra, who was graduating from Brown. The weather was beautiful, and the boys had a great time running around the Green and getting their energy out.
Then we went the rest of the way to the Cape, and out to dinner. We wanted the boys to have a night there to settle in before we went away the following day without them. On Friday, Eric and I went to my reunion. Here is the only picture of us, at the end of the night:
|Benjamin is still not sure how he feels about rides|
|Asher chose vanilla|
|Benjamin chose chocolate|
|Mmmm. Kissable lips, especially covered in chocolate|
|Checking out the sand and the sea|
|Two years + two months old and still mommy's little baby|
|The only hat Benjamin will wear|
|Most stylish bug on the beach|
|Meema reading them "Where the Wild Things Are"|
|2nd day in a row of ice cream|
|No more books, on to movies|
Then we went upstairs to find all the bedroom doors closed, and our cat Peanut hovering outside our bedroom. I knew instantly that Trouble was locked inside- since Saturday morning (this was Tuesday at 12:30 a.m.), with no food, no open windows, in the stifling heat. I was so panicked. I sent Eric in to look for Trouble, and when I didn't hear a scream or sobs, I assumed Trouble was alive.
Fortunately, the cleaning woman had left the lid up on the toilet, so he had water to drink, otherwise I worry he might not have made it! Trouble was pretty disturbed, crying and clinging to us. Oh, and our whole room stank of cat pee- but he was a good kitty and used only the bath mat in our bathroom to pee on, so the mess was easily dealt with. He seems to have made a full recovery, and has spent the past two days killing all the mice that our neighbors have sent our way (rather than buy traps they got noise makers to scare the mice at their house, so guess where they ended up?).
We had a great weekend, and I was not ready to leave the Cape at all. It has made me all the more eager for our vacation there in August. It was too bad that it ended on a sour note when we got home, but we're all alive (except for those mice).