I spent a long time imagining what it would be like to vacation with my family. Not that vacation wasn’t special before Henry, but there’s something about experiencing “life” through a child’s eyes. Even though Henry isn’t old enough to remember these memories, I can’t wait to show him a photo album of how he turned into King of the Beach while being pulled in his wagon… how sleepy his eyes looked because he refused to take a nap… I could go on and on and I wish I could replay every moment back. Thankfully, we did a good job of having our camera in our hands 24-7!
He had an absolute blast on vacation. We wore his buns out. My overly emotional hubby and I get teary eyed talking about our first family vacation. It wasn’t anything out of the norm, but it was a lot of one-on-one family time. I wouldn’t trade our new memories for anything in the world.
Hubby and I even got some great date nights in. Henry’s bedtime routine would happen as normal, even lying him in his crib to sleep for 45 minutes and then scooping him up and placing him in the carseat. It was wonderful… I know the days of napping in a carseat are short-lived, so we took advantage of them during this vacay.
I put together a little blog post with some of my favorite pictures.
Henry would wake up around 6:00/6:30am. He would have his morning bottle and then we would head down to the beach for a morning stroll and to watch the sun rise.
We ended our days after Henry’s 5:30pm dinner with walks on the beach. Look at my boy! I’m so proud to be his mama!
The wagon rides… this was the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen. He loves this wagon and it was worth every penny. He stood at the top of the wagon and held onto the handle. We walked a couple miles a day… walks to and from the pool, morning walks and night time walks. During our walks back from the pool when he was completely pooped out, he still mustered up the energy to lead the wagon… barely keeping his eyes open. This sweet memory will be with me forever.
Amelia Island Plantation is really family oriented. Turner the Turtle (the mascot) would pop by the pool to pass out Italian Ices. He also hosted a dance off. As you can see, Daddy + Henry were still in the lineup! They also had a “big splash” contest. Kids of all ages would jump in the pool (over-&-over again) showing off their best splash. They had staff members in the pool playing games with the kids. I was very impressed. Going to Disney World kinda scares me (A LOT!), so maybe AIP will turn into our Disney (& half the cost).
Daddy’s highlight of the trip… we golfed as a family! Ok, let’s be real… Daddy golfed while mommy and Henry watched. Tee time was at 7:30am and finished 9 holes by 9am. Henry loved it.
Mommy and Daddy also enough “solo” cup adult bevy’s!
Ahhh! The pool. This kid loves the water.
On Wednesday morning we rented beach cruisers and explored the plantation.
Take me back!!!
Thankful for the amazing video app from Instagram… I was able to put together these cute clips!