Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hello from the Sunshine State!


Hello friends and family!!

Today marks the first full day on our vacation!! We spent the day at the pool, went to dinner at Chili's and watched a beautiful sunset. We had a long but shorter trip than I expected with a 6 month old baby with us. He was a perfect angel with the exception of two 10-minute fussy periods within the last two hours of the trip. It was great.


  I have been enjoying my FAVORITE drink today.

IMG_5824 Daniel enjoyed some pool time today. IMG_5833 IMG_5842 IMG_5844 IMG_5846 IMG_5853 IMG_5860

Daniel is looking a lot like me today, I think. : )

Tomorrow we have plans to do more pool fun. Tuesday we are driving to Tampa to visit Dennis' uncle Bobby, Wednesday we are maybe having a date night… . (insert sexy whistle here).

We are here with Dennis' brother Paul, and his two children Katlyn & Cole. The three of them are sharing one bedroom, and the three of us is sharing another bedroom. It is really tough getting all things baby plus all of our things to work well in one room. Dennis and I have shoved two twin size beds together. . . I can't bring myself to sleep separate on our vacation.. . and it works well for space to fit the pack n play in here. The glass top table in our bedroom has been turned into a diaper changing table with diapers and wipes. I have gotten creative with our space.

Daniel is adjusting slowly to the new place and new routines, but he is getting there. Getting him to sleep in his play yard has been the greatest challenge so far, but I am REALLY glad that I brought his bedtime music with us because I think that it makes him feel like he is home in his comfy bed. : )

I have never really felt the difference in being a new mom until being on this trip. Before when I was on vacation, I was TRULY on vacation. I didn't cook, I didn't clean, I went wherever I wanted to go, whenever I wanted to go, and didn't have to worry about anything. Even though I am not cooking or cleaning, EVERYTHING that we do is revolved around nap time, bed time, and EATING time! But, it is just apart of motherhood, and I am so glad that life is revolving around something different this trip. ; ) He adds so much joy to our vacation. Grandma and Grandpa are enjoying him too, I think. Although, fussy times are different because I am so worried that I he is getting on their nerves. I don't want them to be ready for us to go one day into our stay! :)

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