Well, folks, I am back! This is both good and bad. It’s good that I am back where I have internet access and can sleep in my own bed again (oh, and did I mention that I am SO thankful for a baby-proofed home?? Cuz I am.). Bad that I have to go back to work and can’t spend my days lounging by the pool getting my tan on. Oh well, all good things must come to an end. Our week-long vacation was marvelous! It was so nice not having anything to worry about or having someplace to be- I loved just relaxing.
We went on a few outings, but mainly we hung around the condo, lay by the pool and watched TV… with CABLE. Yes, watching “Real Housewives of New Jersey/ Orange County/ New York” was a big part of vacation for me and the two other girls considering NONE of us have cable anymore. Two other couples came with us: my cousin, Sean, his wife, Sara, and their baby girl, Addison & Trevor’s childhood friend, Zack, and his fiancee, Sarah. Yep, two Sara/hs, but it wasn’t all that confusing.
Each day went something like this: wake up, eat breakfast, change into swimsuits, lay out by the pool until lunch (Knox napped by the pool each day underneath the big umbrella… it rocked), eat lunch, relax, eat dinner, put Knox to bed, have a cocktail and watch “Real Housewives.” It was so nice. Oh yes, and see how I had cocktails? Yes, that’s because I’m not pregnant. I got my period the second day we were there, which was very sad for two reasons 1) I’m not pregnant and 2) no “relations” while on vacation. Double dose of crap. Oh well. Better luck next time.
I already mentioned Knox napping by the pool, and I have to tell you, he adored the swimming pool. He played in his turtle float, splashed the heck out of his poor parents and wore his little self out. It was around 75 degrees each day, so it was perfect weather for a little snooze under the umbrella (back home today, it’s 95 degrees… I’m sweating just thinking about it). As much as he loved the pool, he HATED the beach and the ocean. He was scared of the sand and terrified of the ocean, so we stuck to hanging out poolside. I tried to do a bit of tanning while he napped. I have a very light tan, now, but I was so freaking pale when we got there I’m surprised I didn’t glow in the dark. I slathered myself with SPF 45 because I was not about to repeat the Great Sunburn of 2010 from Florida. Yowza. I also got to read a book for pleasure- “Water for Elephants,” which I loved and highly recommend.
We took Knox to Ripley’s Aquarium, which is such a neat place, because he is obsessed with fish tanks. He really liked it a lot- but he didn’t like being on the conveyor belt that takes you through the tunnel of fish tanks because he couldn’t touch the glass. He really dug touching the glass.
We also visited Broadway at the Beach, which is a huge shopping area with a boardwalk, movie theater, rides, games, etc. AND I got to go shopping at the outlet twice. That glorious, glorious place. I saved my scrawny amount of personal money for months so I could drop a load of cash at my favorite Banana Republic Outlet. We have a love-love relationship. It’s kind of sickening… I am surprised I don’t start drooling when I walk in the door.
Anyway, that’s enough chatter, time for an extreme picture overload! Seriously, this is going to be a LOT of pictures!
There you have it, a zillion pictures of our vacation! I hope you guys had a great week last week, too!