That is, a real vacation. One where my husband wouldn't have to study. One where I wouldn't have to do dishes. A vacation where we wouldn't even have to make the bed for goodness sake! And to top it all off, we left our sweet Peter-boy with his grandparents and only took the baby.
('cause said baby refuses a bottle and we didn't want to leave Memaw to deal with that. He's a milk snob, what can I say...)
Oh, and did I mention that this cruise was a gift from Andrew's parents? Best graduation present ever!
We sailed on the Disney Dream for a 5 night cruise in the Bahamas. It was our first time on a cruise....and the vacation was a breath of fresh air to us.
Our stateroom was apparently HUGE by cruise standards. They provided us with a pack 'n play for Edmund, so that worked out well. And the bed was incredibly comfortable!
|Obligatory animal towel picture...with a twist!|
Hanging out on Castaway Cay, Disney's own island.
The ship had a wonderful nursery, so Andrew and I got out TWICE to snorkel!
While we're on the topic of food...there was soft serve ice cream available on the pool deck at all hours of the day. Talk about heaven for kids! Or me...
And speaking of kids, Edmund was such a doll for us. Some days he missed a nap or two, but he was good-natured and went with the flow. And he elicited smiles everywhere we went.
We swam, snorkeled, read, talked, ate, kissed the baby, explored Nassau a little (enough to buy a t-shirt and find a Starbucks!), watched The Avengers and Brave in 3-D on the ship, and sat on our stateroom veranda admiring the sky and the water. Such gorgeous water! A deep, just-lighter-than-sapphire blue when we were at sea. You could see the sun rays shining down into the water like liquid glitter. We also made a point to be on deck for sunsets (and woke early enough for two sunrises).
And by day 4 of our cruise, we were starting to really miss our oldest little man. At one point we laughed at ourselves, because we were on the beach in the bahamas...and what were we doing? Watching videos of our toddler on Andrew's phone. Haha. We were so happy to pick him up after the cruise and hear all about his fabulous time at Memaw and Papa's house. And apparently he didn't ask about us a single time while we were gone! Too busy having fun...
Now it's back to "real life." Andrew started his new job on Monday, so the boys and I are re-acclimating to our home routine. Having Andrew home for the last month was an amazing break...I almost forgot how full a day by myself with the boys is! The word "routine" makes it sound all smooth and predictable--not quite an accurate picture of reality!
When is the last time you went on a real vacation?
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