Thursday, August 03, 2006

Vacation from the Vacation?

At the beach, do we look tired?? This was the main problem, Paxton wanted to eat the sand.
So Rusty and I had this great idea to go on this incredibly inexpensive trip to a place we knew nothing about, Sarasota Florida. Having never traveled with a 1 year old and thinking how great it would be for Paxton to see that we went on a vacation prior to another baby we ventured off.
Plane ride to Florida: Paxton was never still not even Baby Einstein could do it, but still manageable.
The next few days : Pack a lunch, get all the beach gear and head to the beach for about 30 mintues, go back Paxton take a nap and start all over again, Paxton sleep in bed and pee in bed 2 out of 3 nights, linen change....really sleepy parents.
One night in Tampa: a horrible Paxton. Dinner to go and embarassment in front of George Steinbrener ( he sat behind us at the restaurant and gave me a sympathetic smile)
Home: We need a vacation from our vacation. Don't get me wrong we had a great time just being together with the beautiful beach to look at. However there will be no more vacations with 1 or 2 year olds. We learned several things about Paxton this trip: He is no longer a baby but a very head strong toddler and that he is incredibly loyal to the red crib in his room.