Nope, no terribly exciting reason for my internet absence. March was insanely nice here in MN so spending a lot more time outside. We also went to FL for ten days due to the generosity of Nathan’s parents, who had already booked a two bedroom condo there for a month, and were able to gift us plane tickets at the last minute because they sold some property up north they’d had on the market for quite awhile.
Florida holds a special place in my heart because we used to go almost every year when I was little and my grandparents spent winters there. The last time I went I was probably 14 (wow, about half my lifetime ago…). We stayed in Englewood on Manasota Key and it was beautiful, I could totally see spending a few months of the year there, preferably way before we reach the standard retirement age!
But as lovely as it was, traveling with a toddler is not exactly relaxing. Jane was ok on the plane but I would NEVER do that by myself. Even during the short time she slept it took up the space of two seats and wasn’t comfortable.
She also slept like crap the entire trip (waking 3x per night, taking only short naps and waking up super crabby), and of course you have to watch her every second when out by the pool or on the beach.
It’s crazy though that even if you are sleep deprived and your kid is so whiny you’re about to lose your mind, all it takes is two seconds and they do one cute thing and you’re completely in love again.
Most recently charming is how she smacks her lips and gives tons of kisses, and says “Hi!” to announce herself whenever entering a room.
Also helps to look back at adorable pics after they are sound asleep:
She learned how to say “Wow” when the waves crashed.
Saying “All Done!” (She’s been doing this for awhile, but finally got it along with the hand gesture on camera):