September 16, 2013

1st Family Mini Vacation

Last weekend we traveled to the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach DE area for a long weekend mini vacation. I found a 2 bedroom condo about a 5-10 minute walk from the Lewes Bay. It was nice because we could go hang out at the beach for a little while, and then come back for nap time. It was super nice because we each had our own rooms, and didn't have to share sleep space. Last time we shared a sleep space when he was around 8 months old, it was miserable. It took me a week to get him to sleep through the night again!

Zane slept great at night in his pack 'n' play, and napped pretty well too. In the mornings, we walked in town to the coffee shop, and then went back to the condo for breakfast. After nap time, we headed to the beach for a few hours, and then back back for lunch and nap time #2. 

Zane was not a huge fan of the sand. At all! He cried the 1st time we stuck him in it. Day #2, he crawled out onto the sand, but he was still a little unsure of it. At least he didn't try to eat it!

When Zane and Jack napped, i headed the pool for some reading and tanning time! We walked into town again at night, and gave Zane his 1st taste of ice cream. He wasn't sure at first, but liked it after a few bites!

On Monday night, we headed into Rehoboth Beach, and walked around the boardwalk. Funland was closed, but it was still nice, and not over crowded with people. We ate on the boardwalk at Grottos, which is a tradition for me because I used to do that when I was younger. My picky eating child ate some pizza too!

It was a nice little vacation, and glad we were able to do it. We had beautiful weather, and it was nice to be able to do a little getaway with our little family because it is so hard to coordinate stuff with our work schedules.

I suspect next summer when Zane is almost 2 will be even more fun at the beach!

September 15, 2013

the year of Zane.

Its embarrassing to see its been almost a year since I have done a post. I posted LAST NOVEMBER. Zane was only 3 months old! Now Zane is 13 months old. Wow. Time does fly. Here is a recap of 2013 so far......

I now have a 1 year old son. A TODDLER. He no longer fits into the category of a 'baby', even though I may call him that sometimes. From an 8lb, 8oz little blob of a human, who was completely helpless, to now an almost walking, babbling, feeding himself puffs 13 month old. WOW he has changed.

I won't lie, I don't really miss the baby phase of getting up every 3 hours to feed him, can't hold his own head up, crying it out for naps, not knowing what was wrong or what he wanted. (sometimes I still can't figure it out). I now love this age we are in. Interactive, playing, "talking", watching baby Einstein, giving mommy hugs. Its great. Still frustrating in its own way still, but I love watching him grow.

Here is a year of Zane...