This past weekend, I spent quite a bit of time with the kids while Andrea was away. Andrea went to the Omni with her girlfriends for their annual tennis weekend, and I stayed at home with Connor and Paige. On Friday evening, we went to the beach to goof around and took the opportunity to fly Paige's kite that she got for her birthday. It wasn't super windy, but it was just windy enough to give it a try. It was TPC weekend, and we pretty much had the beach to ourselves. Paige enjoyed the kite, and Connor was bored sick since we hadn't brought swimming things and I wouldn't let him swim in the water.
On Saturday, after Connor's football game, we went back to the beach and did some swimming and caught some little fish in the tide pools.
That evening, I was asking the kids what they wanted to do and Connor said we should do camping. I think he was expecting that we'd pretend to camp in someone's room, but I thought it would be a good time to break out my super old tent that I got in college and see if it was still in good shape. We pitched the tent out by the pool and blew up an air mattress inside. The kids were so excited to give it a try. Connor got bottles of water and flashlights, Paige got stuffed animals, books, her iPad, a butterfly net in case bugs got in the tent, etc. We actually planned to stay the night in the tent and all fell asleep inside. Unfortunately at around midnight I started to feel rain on my face. I hadn't put the rain cover up on the tent and didn't really relish the thought of getting the tent and everyone soaking wet. I brought the kids inside and all our gear.
It was a fun time to spend with the kids as the sole parent. We had fun, but definitely missed Mommy!