It turns out that our 'little girl' weekend is extending into a family-to-family weekend....or some such thing. Karl found out he has business in Orlando on Monday, riding with his current 'boss' who works at the Melbourne office...so the whole family is going when we take Alyssa back today to spend the night, possibly two, with her family. I'm good friends with her mom, and her other children and my other children are friends as well, so everyone will be happy with the situation. We're going to have dinner together tonight, and though their kids have to go to school tomorrow, they'll all get to spend the late afternoon together. We have yet to decide if we will leave tomorrow night or Tuesday morning, but either way it should be a nice time to visit with each other.
The girls have spent a lot of time playing with their Webkinz, making paper boats to float in our lake, and are currently outside flying the kites they made (plastic bags tied to yarn). They had fun camping out in Hailey's room in sleeping bags on the floor, and just in general getting to know each other again. They've spoken on occasion while we were in NY and we spent a few days with them when we visited Florida over the summer, but it's not the same as seeing each other for a whole weekend, doing everything together, and knowing they'll get to do this often (often compared to when we lived up north!). I think the boys have felt a little left out, so we'll need to work on that for next time, but otherwise it's been a good time.
Now, we're mostly packed to leave after lunch. We're waiting for Karl to finish his assignment for school and for Emma to get up from her nap. We will then eat lunch and get in the car to drive to Melbourne...it's just about two hours, so not too far. I'm actually going to do the driving, I guess, so I'll know how to get from here to I95, plus that will free Karl up to read his other text for his assignment that's due on Tuesday.
That's all for now. I'll post more in a few days.