what a difference!
just took a visit to my parents house, (as opposed to living in the tiny guest house of MIL - earlier post about that), they had baby proofed absolutely everything, and hid new (and used) toys all over the house, in drawers, cupboards, etc, so that everywhere they could get into things, it was safe and actually intended for them to explore and find. Very open spaces, etc.
they had a blast, unfortunately they both came down with a stomach bug... had one throwing up on me and the other one coming out the other end.
I had to wake my parents to help me at 5:30am (DH was working, I just took a trip with the boys), which they were happy to do. I also went out and bought some 7th gen dipes when they both starting having diarhea.
anyway, it was really hard to leave (to come back here to MIL's), but the best news is, while I was there, someone made an offer on our house and its now in ESCROW!
we will start looking for houses this Saturday.