Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Our family took a mini-vacay to Oceanside last weekend. Believe it or not, this was the first trip we've been on as a little family unit all by ourselves. We've had other overnight adventures, but never just the three of us. And it was really fun. I felt so grown up.

My VERY gracious parents allowed us access to their timeshare in Oceanside. Things have been pretty freaking hectic around here, so Rob and I really didn't even wanted to go. It all seemed like too much trouble with everything else that has been going on. And it was POURING rain. The wipers couldn't keep up and we couldn't see a thing. It was really scary driving down there.

But once we were there, we were really glad we went. I find that is usually the case with vacations.

We got there later than Abby's usual bedtime, so she screamed for a good 45 minutes. But then she settled down and slept all night. When she woke up in the morning, we had some really awesome quiet time together. Everyday that my belly grows, I am more and more aware that my time alone time with my precious daughter is winding down. I just love her so much and we had a blast just sharing the morning together.

She talked to me all about what she was eating and the new things she wanted to explore in the unit. Well, that's what I imagined. What she really said was "da da da da da da." But that is her word for Rob, and EVERYTHING else. I'm actually glad he slept in. I'm really starting to cherish this time alone time with Abby that I don't ever get enough of.

After breakfast, Abby explored the kitchen--removing all of the contents for her noisemaking pleasure. It was so cute, she was trying to crawl around with those giant utensils in her hands. It reminded me of walking with skis on.

Then, we went out for lunch. Abby dumped most of her lunch on the floor. I feel bad that she makes such a tornado-like mess wherever we go, but Rob says that we are stimulating the economy by creating jobs for people to sweep the floors...

Abby LOVED the vertical blinds. She's never sit this still and focused on anything for this long. We don't have them at home, so everything new is exciting.

Daddy and our little cow.


Auntie Kelly said...

Georgia loves vertical blinds too! She also never sits still:) I love that dancer-like pose of Abby at the window. So artistic!