For years I have had to travel for work and once a year I have gone on a hike with my family. Fiona has supported me throughout, even when the appleTV has broken down and the car battery died... I have been trying to get her to go on a trip with her sisters where she would not have to worry about packing skivvies for the kids or not be able to watch anything on 26 hours of flight and airports whilst wrastling the wiley kids...
Well, this year it finally made sense to her to go meet her sisters. So I was left to manage the rascals for 12 days. Mommy will return tonight and surprisingly the house is intact, the laundry is done, tha cats are alive, and the kids are pretty much undamaged...
Dinner at Chilis the night before mommy left
Catching fish and turtles at the turtle pond with Grandma Buttons
Building a new cat tree
Playing in the oppressive Okinawan heat with a brand new hose
Nuala's war wound from the slip and slide
Bran reading in the hammock with Koji
Maeve and little Fiona flying the AWAC at the Kadena air show
Watching the Shi Shi Mai dance
Maeve and Zumi watching some toons together
New crockpot quiche recipe fed the crowd after church
Maeve and Zumi sleeping off a busy day