Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Floridian hiatus

The girls and I have been on the road for the past two weeks, hence the reason why I haven't posted in awhile. I'll add pictures of our adventures soon, but for now here's a quick update:

We just got back from spending some time at my parents' and also joining them for one week in Florida. It was amazing to be in the warm sun, swim every day, walk around barefoot and see the ocean. We also got to see a lot of the family on my mom's side, who we don't see enough of. Daddy joined us for the last 4 days of our trip which was really great, especially since we haven't had a family get-away for a long time.

The girls did great on the airplane; they'd been on one before, but they were only 9 months old at the time so this was like a brand new experience for them. Hannah was a little nervous about take-off and landing (so was I!) but Isabelle loved evey single minute of it. The air travel schlep was a little rough: we opted for taking their carseats on the plane so we had a walker, a stroller, two car seats and a variety of carry-ons to manage. But everything worked out well and it was worth the schlep to be in the summery weather after the long winter we've had!

It was really amazing to see how far both girls have come in their swimming abilities. They were like little fish in the pool and the ocean, not afraid at all and trying hard to paddle and float. It was especially gratifying to see the effects of botax combined with the warmth and all of the physical activity Hannah got. She walked a ton, stood independently for 5 whole seconds, did a lot of transitioning into/out of her walker, off the couch, etc. She was all about being on the move and I think it just felt good to her to be able to get around with such ease. I hope we can keep the momentum going as we get back to the cooler weather here at home.

Overall, it was a great trip and I feel recharged and ready for the arrival of spring.

1 comment:

Nick and Nicole said...

We miss you already!