romper: c/o sheinside sandals: target
June 30, 2015
June 29, 2015
Last Monday we flew to Florida with Chris' family for a week of vacation. Tuesday we went to Disney World and it was quite the experience. I knew that Addilyn would be pretty little for most of it and was kind of hesitant to go. But Chris' niece and nephew are the perfect age and I figured we'd just do the best we could! We got to the park right before it opened and it was kind of a nightmare getting in. The Monorail wasn't running and it took and hour and 40 minutes to get into the actual park from our car. We waited for a tram from the parking lot, then had to wait for a ferry to take you to the Magic Kingdom. I had no idea there were this many transportation things to get from place to place. This is what Addi looked like most of the morning. Hot, tired and whiny. I can't say I looked much better. It was just so hot and so much of just standing there, surrounded by people.
The first thing we did when we got into the park was see Cinderella. My sister in law thankfully did all the fast pass planning and picked this one and it was great. Addilyn has never actually watched Cinderella but we showed her pictures of her and a little video the night before. When we walked in the park she kept saying "Cinderella where are you?" She was acting all excited in line, but no surprise was shy and scared when it was her turn. Of course the second we left she kept saying "I wanna see Cinderella again!"
June 28, 2015
June 24, 2015
June 22, 2015
dress: c/o sheinside sandals: target
Hopefully by the time you read this post we will be swimming at a pool in Florida! We'll be spending three days in Orlando and then another four days about an hour or so in a house with Chris' family, where we'll be going to a family wedding. I am super excited about spending a week with Chris and Addilyn, and the rest of his family. To have lots of quality time together and hopefully lots of nice weather. We're going to Disney World, and hopefully a day or two at the beach and lots of swimming in the pool.
If you didn't know, I'd probably be near the bottom of your list of people you'd want to travel with. I hate flying, am an awful sleeper, especially in new places and worry way to much about things. I also have an overly high need for personal space, which does not happen when you're sharing a house with nine people. The idea of Addilyn sleeping in a pack n play right next to our bed does not sound promising, but I am surely hoping I am proven wrong! But I'm going to try really hard to take it down a notch and be as laid back as possible (even typing that makes me feel like a liar.)
All worries aside, at least I'll have a cute cover up to wear to the pool and beach. Plus you know I'll be wearing this with leggings in the Fall and Winter.
June 21, 2015
I love how she knows what "It's the weekend!" means, and knows she's getting lots of extra Daddy time.
June 18, 2015
hat: old navy tee: be you bravely shorts: old navy shoes: target
June 16, 2015
top: jane.com shorts: loft shoes: famous footwear
Yet another perk of my sister living here. We get to celebrate birthdays in person. We had a family dinner Monday celebrating Lauren and Lauren, then I got out to dinner with Lauren and a friend on Wednesday. We had dinner outside and then went back to my house for ice cream and wine. This sister living close thing is pretty great.
June 15, 2015
I am not a fan of days with no plans and struggle when we are stuck at home. Sometimes I wonder if this attributes to Addilyn's inability to be entertained for long when we're at home or her lack of ability to independently play for more than five minutes. I hope that this gets better the older she gets, and maybe I should work harder to not always rush from one thing to the next. But as long as the weather is nice and there's things to do, we're going to keep staying busy! Most days we get out of the house in the morning around 9, come home by 11:30 for lunch and nap at 12. Then usually we get out of the house again around 3.
Here are some of our favorite things to do:
Parks. By far the thing we do the most is go to parks. There are tons around us, but probably two that we frequent a lot. One of the parks by us has this bridge with a rocky path next to it and Addilyn easily spends 30 minutes picking up rocks, running to toss them over the bridge and back and forth. It is wonderful.
The library. The town next to us has the best library. They recently redid their children's section and it is so nice. There's a huge slide and pretend plane/flying structure, a lego table, craft station, pretend grocery store and this awesome huge Lite Bright thing. Addilyn loves it, it's closet to us and it's free!
Dunkin donuts. We've officially started making friends with the worker at Dunkin Donuts, as she recognizes us and even knows which donut Addi likes the best. I get a coffee, Addi gets a donut and we can easily kill 45 minutes sitting inside. She'll say hi to people as they walk in, jump around on the seat next to me, and make lots of strangers smile.
Beach. We braved the beach last week with my sister and three kids, and while it was tiring and so sandy, it was a lot of fun. Addi loved being in the water, and as long as the weather is nice I think we'll be going at least once a week.
Our deck. We spent tons of time outside and lots on our deck. We usually eat lunch out there, and spend time watering the flowers, playing in the water table, and Addilyn climbs all over our chairs and is so much happier outside!
Bakeries. There are two bakeries that we've been to quite often. One has the best cake pops and another these fun smiley face cookies. (And coffee for me!) The little bakery in our town has couches and a few kids games which on good days Addilyn can run around, and be content for close to an hour. We usually go to these on days when it's rainy or crappy weather.