Monday, March 16, 2009


We're back from our week in Florida. I have to admit - I didn't go into the week thinking "vacation". I mean, yes, we were getting out of dreary cold New England, but we were going to my parents' one bedroom a 55+ community...and they haven't had good weather this winter. I was thinking of the week as, well, a visit to my folks. You set your expectations low and you'll be pleasantly, you'll be elated!! We had an AWESOME week, and it really was a vacation. My parents' condo is reeeeally nice, and very spacious for a one bedroom. As an added vacation touch, they slept at my aunt and uncle's 2 bedroom condo every night, so we all got a little space. Their community is spectacular - amenities, nice grounds, friendly people. I can only hope to retire somewhere that nice. We walked every day, swam in the pool for hours. And the weather - WHOA! It was sunny, breezy and 81 splendid degrees all week long!! AND we had daylight savings during our week, so we had sunlight until 8pm, when the temps would dip to oh, about 75. And vacation it was since my parents entertained and helped with the boy. He couldn't go in the pool, but he was more than content to walk around and around it all afternoon. So while daddy and I floated for hours, my folks chased Thomas. And they babysat 2 nights so Paulo and I could do out on dates....mmmmmmmm. And the boy....ah, the boy. He was FABULOUS!! I'm telling you, how I got such an easy, go with the flow kid, I'll never know. He took 2-3 naps a day and slept 12 hours a night. Of course - we were outside all day long, which he loved. I can tell you now, if you are looking for us from May 1 - Sept 30, you'll have to call our backyard, or head on down to the beach to seek us out. My boy will NOT be kept behind closed doors. His only meltdowns were when we had to go inside - Thomas wanted none of that. But he was an angel, on the plane, meeting so many new people, at the big huge beach with loud crashing waves. He makes me so proud to be his mama. Enjoy the pics - they are in the slide show at left. Have no clue how I got it work, so we'll see how long that lasts. (have I mentioned lately that I LOOOOOOOVE my camera?)


Liz said...

What an adorable child!!! As we both know, good things come to those who wait. Courtney is also a splendid child and loves the outdoors as well.
Florida sounds like it was fantastic! I am just a little wait a minute...a whole lot jealous!!!!

Enjoy life with Thomas... time flies...Courtney will be 2 on Sunday and I can't remember where the time went.

~Liz Tousignant

Mary said...

So cute. Looks like a GREAT time.