The wife was celebrating a birthday this weekend and as a little treat, because we had some free hotel vouchers to use, I arranged for a stay at a local hotel for a couple of nights. Nothing too far or too fancy. Something like a little "staycation" for all of us. After picking the kids up from school on Friday, we went straight to the hotel and checked in in the afternoon. We had dinner then spent the time in the hotel. The kids took advantage of the bathtub and we spent Friday just watching TV.
On Saturday, after a buffet breakfast, the kids insisted on using the hotel pool despite it being a cold winter's day. Good thing that the hotel spa was running and we just stayed in the warm water. We even tried the sauna just so we got of the cold!
In the afternoon, as an added treat for my wife, I actually booked her for an appointment at a day spa. The kids and I dropped her off for her afternoon of relaxation while I took the kids to an indoor amusement park. We had a little fun playing mini-golf and some arcade games and the kids spent a lot of time at an indoor jumping castle. After a couple of hours we picked up their much relaxed and hopefully well pampered Mum from the spa.
That night we ordered room service and watched a movie in the room. A nice and relaxing evening just to get away from the winter chill even for a little bit. In the morning, we checked out then went to mass and had little lunch at Chinatown. In the afternoon, we got to see Kung Fu Panda, but that's another blog post!
All in all, a busy weekend with spots of relaxation in between...