Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Labor Day Beach trip

I've been a total blog slacker. I really wish it wasn't so, but I don't pull my computer out much during the day (it's already missing the "V" key thanks to Hampton always wanting to beat on it!). Once I'm in bed at night, or nursing Colton before he goes to bed, the last thing I think about is how I need to write down this or that before I forget and then I'm too lazy to pull out the computer! Looking back, this same thing happened my first few months with Hampton, so I'm sure I'll get back in the swing of things soon enough. Excited? You should be!

Over Labor Day weekend, we were able to head to Hilton Head for the long weekend. Oh boy, is going to the beach with a toddler and a newborn an adventure and a half! Thankfully, my parents were there to step in when needed. Hampton slept in the pnp in their room, so Jordan and I were able to get a few extra minutes of sleep each morning before Colton decided it was time for everyone to be up. That in itself was so nice! We spent Saturday down at the beach most of the day but not in the ocean. Hampton is terrified still. It was so pitiful, and after much begging and coercing, we finally gave up on the idea of him getting in-or anywhere close-to the water. I hope this changes next year! We had a beachfront condo with a pool right out the back door, so he did get a lot of swim time in, which made him happy. He is fearless when it comes to the pool! Colton (let's not forget about him) napped down at the beach for hours, slept great at night, and just went with the flow. He's such a good baby! Sunday was a little rainy, but we didn't let that stop us from having fun. Hampton and Jordan played in the rain, found a bunny, and ate boiled peanuts out on the patio w/ G-dad. The afternoon was pretty windy, so we had to keep Colton inside--which meant that we traded off being down at the beach. That part of vacationing with little ones isn't so fun, but it is better than not getting away at all! On the way home, we hit the outlets. Hampton racked up on some fall/winter clothes. He was in desperate need b/c he was going to have to go naked once the weather cooled down!

Just take the picture, mom.
I'll play in the sand!
I also convinced Jordan to humor me and pose for a few pictures. Too bad Colton wasn't as easily swayed. He wasn't so pleased with the idea, but I think we got a few.

Helping his daddy fly the kite
Hampton flying the kite!

 Can't wait to hit the beach next summer when both boys can play with each other!

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1 comment:

~Jess said...

Looks like you guys had a great time....maybe next year H will be in the water having fun.