We had a really great vacation!!! I will be sure to put some photos up when I get around to it, but for now we are back to normal routine.
Yesterday Rene` had the kids get their backpacks out so that we could make sure they had everything ready to go back to school. They all got the job done except Hanna. She could not find her backpack anywhere so we told her that she was going to have to give up some of her allowance to put up as a reward for the finder. Everyone searched this house, van, truck, and garage for it. Lauren and Rene` emptied out the closet completely looking for it. We could not find it so I had Rene` call Christine (one of the PCAs who watched her while we were gone and she told her that the backpack had been on the stool in the dining room. That is where four us of remembered seeing it. She also said that there had been candy in it from school. Knowing that there was candy in the backpack we gave up the search. I told Hanna that if it did not turn up she was going to be buying a new one and replacing the contents as well.
This morning two minutes after it was time to be heading out the door to catch the bus that hot green backpack appeared in the closet where it is supposed to be, the one the girls had emptied just yesterday afternoon. Just for the record the candy was ALL gone, but there were plenty of empty wrappers in there.
We are back to our reality that's for sure.