I am sure they would be OK to bring the girls too. I just don't want to encumber them, ya know? I'd rather just stay home with my girls than to make it hard on them. They ADORE their granddaughters to the extreme but I just know that when they go on a trip its a full on event. I will talk to DH about seeing if we can bring them. I know they'd love the hikes and the beach and everything. I've never been away from DD2 for more than a couple hours since she is only 4 months and EBF and won't take a bottle. And my DD1 is 3 and the longest I've been away from her was when I had DD2! So you are all right I am sure I would freak out the whole time. I am a stay at home mom too so I am never away from them. My in laws are very supportive of BFing but they don't understand it over a year so I think they think its not a big deal if she weans or whatever. When it's a huge deal to me. Anyway. Thanks for the tips. I will either take them with us or not go.