Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hallelujah for Vacation - Part 2

Well I'm back with pictures from my "big camera" as I like to call my Nikon. You may notice that barely any are taken of the beach or pool (besides those taken from our balcony). I didn't really take a ton of photos...only like 200 and something. It just felt nice to pull the big thing out sometimes and leave it during others. 

Anyway, this trip was really nice. There's nothing like the feeling of running your key card through your room and opening the door for the first time. We got there before my brother and sister-in-law, and within minutes of being there, Cheerios were already on the floor. Oh the life of having a toddle. (I like to say it without the "r" because I tend to shorten everything)

The crazy beautiful view from our bed. A few nights we slept with the sliding glass doors open. That was pretty amazing.

Never will look at the moon the same, as mentioned in this post. Speaking of the moon, I tried some nighttime pictures when it was shining bright across the water, however, there was not one good one. Moon photography is harrrd.

Some of the crew...and Finn and his obsession with markers (the kind that only color on special paper, hallelujah)

Although he does sometimes "color", he mainly loves just taking the cap off and putting it back on.

In some of the "outtakes" of us on the bench below, I'm not sure if it was my posture or my dress or both, but Rob said I looked like I could be the first lady. I'd share that photo if my legs were positioned better...Lisa's not in a dress too often.

I know some mama's may say that we're late, but we're just now (18mo) closing the book on giving Finn a bottle at night time. I think we'll stop tomorrow...but it was a favorite of mine to go out on the balcony with him. Overlooking the gorgeousness outside. Precious moments indeed.

We broke a lot of rules over the vacation. We're weaning him away from his ducky pacifier (only using it for sleeping time) but on vacation apparently rules were thrown out the window. And I'm okay with that. One day Finn even got ice cream with daddy at 10:30 in the morning. Lol, oh and watching Pooh on the iPad, not a normal thing at all either.

Although we didn't get down to the beach to do some family photos, we tried on the balcony one day. That was until my crazy brother snuck up and stuck his head in there. This picture makes me laugh and creeps me out because you can't see anything but his face.

Then he went on the other side of the lens and tried working the entertainment to get a smile from the serious boy.

He did good and it was hard not to crack up ourselves. Obviously. (thank you sister for taking these photos!)

Then some couple hair was in a top knot pretty much the whole time and I loved it for the ease. Rob's so jealous. His hair is obviously grown out man and his beautiful hair. One day he'll maybe have a samurai top knot on his head. ;)

Love love...

It was July 4th while we were there so we had the ease of watching the fireworks from our ninth floor.

Out of the 30 pics I took of the fireworks, this is the only clear shot I got...goodness, I need to figure out nighttime photography. Maybe it's a lens thing...probably. And the user.

The next day we were beached and pooled out so we headed to a park. Well we originally wanted to rent some bikes, but all of the bikes with baby seats were rented already. I was bummed, but Rob kept the spirits alive while I pouted for a few minutes and then we ended up here.

This boy and a swing.

We then put him down to run around this huuuuuuuuuge field, thinking he'd love it. But of course, all he wants to do is step up and down from the curb. :))

The last night's sunset was by far my favorite...

I told Rob that the big cloud reminded me of the Star Trek Enterprise...kept expecting to see the huge metal ship break out of there. (Rob's so proud)

Love these last two shots of the cousins. She was so sweet with Finn letting him hold on to various toys throughout the trip. Goodness and that

Oh vacation, you were lovely. Now to somehow turn our backyard into some sort of oasis. I guess we should just start with keeping it mowed, then move on to the other stuff. :))


  1. No! Not the ducky!! :( oh my goodness he us getting to be a big boy. He is too cute with the marker cap on and off and stepping on and off the's the little things! Great post, glad you guys had a nice vacation :)

    1. Thanks D! He really is getting big, it's crazy. And yeah, the ducky will be phasing out. He hasn't slept without it though ever, so that'll be interesting to see how he adapts, but I think he'll do well. It's so crazy packing up more and more "baby" things as he grows. They're only little babies for such a brief time! But watching him grow is super fun. Kiss that baby boy of yours for me. xo



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