In the middle of some Midwest snow, we jetted off to southern California for our spring break. The thought of taking an almost two year old on an airplane for 4 hours gave us hives, but the call of sunshine and grandparents was too much to overcome.
In the end, the plane ride turned into 6 hours because of the airline computers completely crashing. And he was a champ. Whew.
Things Carter loved about our vacation-
The teacups were also amazing…but the pain and suffering of waiting in a line that stopped and did not move for an eternity, at least in toddler minutes, was almost not worth it.
And honestly he would have been happy riding the train all.day.long.
Oh the sand. And the shells.
And the wine.
4)Travel Town. Lots of trains-no further explanation needed. He takes his train riding very seriously.
5) Swimming in his grandparents’ pool. Oh the joy.
6) Meeting Big Nonna. And spending time with family.
That one is going on the mantel.
7)Goofing off and just playing.
Things Carter did not like about vacation:
Sigh. His expression in this picture is deceptively pleasant. The whining and throwing of every toy (and phone) we gave him for entertainment was not captured. And we thought we were raising him right to respect IKEA time.
My favorite part about vacation? The sun. And toddler naptimes by the pool without any guilt about what I should be doing.
I was accidentally unplugged all week by way of forgetting my phone on the bathroom counter at home and remembering it halfway to the airport. After a mini freak out, I decided it would be nice to be free of it all week. And it was. Even though I missed posting pictures on Instagram of the fun in the sun.
We all had a great time in the sun and with family. All of anxiety about time changes and lack of naps was for nothing as he rolled with it. Carter did get very sick right after we got home. While it was snowing and my sunburn was fading under sweaters.
Natural consequences of licking carousel horses at Disneyland.