Hello dry, sunny, beautiful Connecticut...well, not today. Apparently Baltimore was a little sad we left and decided to give us one more day of humid, nasty weather before letting us enjoy the dry heat in CT.
As we rolled in just before 1am last night, got A snuggled in her crib and starting unpacking quickly, we had no idea the weather we would wake up to in the morning. So as we rubbed the sleep out of our eyes at 6am and looked out the window, we were not pleased to be greeted with a hazy layer of thick Connecticut fog. But that certainly did not stop us from jump-starting our vacation!
After getting A out of her crib and onto her changing pad, I started to really worry. I know I had heard my parents shuffling about, getting coffee downstairs, but I had been in A's room for over a minute and no sign of Gigi. After about 2 1/2 weeks of not seeing A, I knew she was in serious withdrawal mode, but she was nowhere to be found. Had she not heard us get up? Did she spill hot coffee on herself and couldn't walk? Just as the full panic was about to set in, I heard the pitter-patter of her little flip flops on the floor and breathed a sigh of relief....then I got kicked in the face. A was so excited to see Gigi when she walked in, she started doing the 1 year old version of the worm on her changing pad and nailed me square in the jaw. I guess that is a small price to pay for a three week all-inclusive vacation. Well, that is what I like to call it when we stay with Gigi and Pop P, since they have more toys, books, sippy cups, a water table, bikes, and every other baby items you could possibly want.
So we started our vacation the way we start every day down here...walking a lap of the point before stopping at the playground for some morning fun!
|First we have to take a walk for Preston, then A gets her fun time! |
Gigi and A strolling by South Beach
|Let the playground fun begin!|
|"Come and get me!"|
|"Hey, you guys still out there?"|
|One tunnel....hours of entertainment.|
|"Oh, we do not have this at home!"|
|Me: "Okay, A, time to head home."|
A: "NO MOMMY" as she runs off...
ps...I know I haven't mentioned it before, or at least I don't think I have, but I took a mango seed (just starting to sprout) home with me from Canada...I know, I know, so illegal...and planted it when I got home. I have NO green thumb, literally I kill everything, but I wanted to give it a whirl and it just seemed to have so much potential, so I ignored customs when they asked me if I had any fruits or veggies, and smuggled it to America. And after about a week in the Baltimore heat it took off, and now I am so attached to this little tree, I transplanted it to a bigger pot and hauled it all the way up here with me in the car last night. So here it is now...grow, grow, grow little tree! Wish me luck!!!
|This is it in a tiny little pot when it just started to sprout.|
|Then it out-grew its pot so I transfered it...|
|How crazy cool is my little mango tree!|