So much has changed over the last year, including packing to go away for the weekend. We can now get out of the house with three bags (food, clothes and diapers) instead of the twelve or so that we had prior to the New Year. We’re back to normal…well almost, I have to lose a few extra clothing items for some of Milly’s but Adam feels it’s a fair concession
We headed to the beach on Friday to spend some time with my parents…my Dad came out for a few days during Easter. By the time we had said our hello’s and Milly had done several laps of the coffee table – gently holding on and side-stepping all the way round – she was hungry and **demanded** food. Then off for a bath and then to bed. Sounds idyllic with the routine we have doesn’t it? Throw in some temper tantrums (no idea where she gets that from :p ) and dramatically flinging herself on the floor and we’re almost recreating the scene for you. She’s cutting yet another tooth – that will make nine. Does this mean that since she got them in such quick succession she lose them the same way? She could be toothless at seven??
We grilled our dinner and settled in for a movie with ice cream, chocolate and chips to enhance the experience!
Saturday brought a happier baby after 14 hours of sleep…the boys went off to do some fishin’ and Mum and I hung around for an hour while Amelia played and had her breakfast. Mum made bacon sandwiches and coffee for Baz and Adam and then we went for a walk to the pier to see what they had a caught…a stingray was all. You would think with 5 or 6 poles they would have been luckier but perhaps us yelling and talking scared them away. Now I know why Adam never wants me to go with him…it’s too quiet of a pastime for me to enjoy!
The afternoon was our first opportunity to take Amelia to the beach…and I think we have learnt three things out of the quick wander down there. Amelia doesn’t like the beach or water, I need some sun and, until I get a tan, Adam should really stay inside so he doesn’t get any darker hahaha.
By the afternoon and a whole day of pictures we were all tired. I got my first taste of a Mojito on Saturday evening and all I can say is South Beach here I come!! They are so good, but as I told one of my friends, after you have had a couple you had better get off your stool and check you still have your legs! They go down way too easily. We finished off the movie from last night…The Hurt Locker (excellent movie) and, after the boys had polished off a tub of ice cream each, we were off to bed.
Sunday was a repeat of Saturday…the boys off fishing in the morning only catching three stingray Mum and I took Amelia to the pool where she made it quite clear that whether it’s the ocean or a heated pool, she didn’t like it! Fair enough…she must take after me. We’ll try again soon. She has other things to focus on like walking…she’s so close. She lets go of the sofa and claps and stands there for a while but then grabs for it again. She also mimicked Mum when she said clever girl…perhaps she’ll be more like me after all – a talker!
Whether it was great company, or a totally relaxed setup, we all had a great time and, as we were driving off the island, we couldn’t believe it had only been two days. The best part, we could do this every weekend all summer long. But, I think without the company it wouldn’t be the same. We’ll have to wait and see…