Well the rooms have been booked and the plane tickets have been purchased and this August we will be spending 4 nights and 5 days in the Cayman Islands!
We will be flying down with the happy couple and their SIX children (they each have 3 from previous marriages). Since all the kids are teenagers or older it should be a fun trip down with a large group of 10 people. My in-laws will also be meeting us down there.
There are only two things that I'm dreading- 1. The flight down and back (I HATE flying) and 2. having to leave Hunter for 5 days! Since I haven't left him overnight since we brought him home from the hospital this is going to be tough and I'll be honest I'm not looking forward to that aspect of the trip.
Hunter was invited, of course, but we agreed it would be better not to take him. Even though my mother-in-law would be there to help I would still be the one mainly taking care of him and having to chase after him the whole time. Not to mention having to be stuck in the room for two hours in the middle of the day for naptime then back to the room early everynight for bedtime. As I mentioned my husband and I haven't been on a really nice vacation in three years, this is our chance to spend some alone time together and be a "couple" again for a few days. Not just mommy and daddy. Not to mention actually relax and sleep in for a change. Hunter will be 19 months old, he wouldn't even remember this trip. So my mom will be staying with him and she's thrilled for all the bonding time she gets to have with her favorite grandson.
We are very excited and very grateful to my sister-in-law who is helping us with the cost of the trip.