as you know I've been in Vancouver since March 5- it's now April 4th and I'm missing home like CRaZy - my friends, my scrapbooking (although I did bring some with me) and my family. Mostly my honey and my girls.
So about 3 weeks ago Wes and I 'cooked' up a scheme that instead of me coming home on Mar 23 then this weekend (cause it is T's 13th birthday and I COULDN'T miss it) we would fly the girls and him out here for the long weekend.
now this is all well and good but I need to give you a bit of background on my DH - he's wonderful - fantastic and puts up with me - I've been away from home so far something like 10 weeks of this year and 13 have gone by - i went away to Vancouver last fall - went to Kelowna and Vancouver the year before that --- he really keeps his end of the bargain BIG TIME!!
so having said that Wes *LOVES* his girls - and most kids - he just doesn't cope well with "silly" girl stuff - doesn't know how we 'work' that way - sooo we felt it would be better (and fun-ner) not to tell the girls until the day they leave!!
So the plan was to tell the girls we were going to 'Crystal Palace' on April 4 after picking me up at the airport and we would take a rental car to Moncton - (this would explain why my dad had to come with them to the airport) - so the original plan was to tell them at the airport.
Then we decided to tell them earlier so that they would have time to 'get ready' and re-arrange as necessary!
so we decided to use the webcam (so that I could see their reactions) - and i would call at 330 - well that got pushed up to 200 (I was ready to tell them at 1200)
Anyhow - i signed on - and got them set up - so we zoom in and I ask how their day is going etc etc
they are excited for crystal palace they tell me.
I say "OH - well guys I have some bad news"
"we can't go"
The girls are not saying anything...just looking at me..or the pc rather.
I say "I'm not coming home either..."
No response....a "oh" in the background....nothing....
so I say " How would you like to have supper in Toronto? ............what about coming to Vancouver...??"
I'm like....You ungrateful children...LOL
I think they couldn't "fathom it" and couldn't quite believe it.
Kay did ask when we were coming home...I told them...Monday
She says "AWWW we're going to miss Nan's for breakfast ......" (a long time tradition where my mom and dad make breakfast for everyone 7.5 dozen eggs etc etc..)
I ask Tara if she is sad? she says -"I was looking forward to a pool" I say well there is a pool in my building...she's like "OK! I'm excited now!" (in the 13 year old voice)
hmmm... not the reaction I was expecting!!
Wes called though and said when he pulled in the driveway Tara said they were dancing and singing around...so they were excited!!
I expect a call any minute from them that they are on their way here (in a Taxi) so i better spell check and publish...it will be a fun(and tiring) next 4 days!! Now if I could get my girls to come out....(friends that is)..lol..