The boys and I made it back home by 1 pm on Friday, just before a huge storm hit (good timing!). I actually enjoyed the storm because it felt so good to have all four of us back together in our cozy house (Ken decided to work from home Friday). The boys had been up past midnight two nights in a row and were pretty worn out. Craig napped in the car and was fine by the time we got home. Jamie couldn't put his book down (as usual!) and was totally wiped out Friday afternoon, so he just relaxed on the couch under his quilt and was much better by Saturday.
I made a conscious effort to spend some fun time with the kids this weekend and not focus too much on the to-do list, and we had a really nice weekend together - lots of games, great meals, DVDs, capped off by mini golf Sunday evening and ice cream at our amazing local dairy. Very nice and rejuvenating.
But now it's Monday morning - back to work! I'm helping the boys clear out their rooms a bit (I live in a house filled with packrats). We're starting on the closets this morning - yikes!