Thursday, August 25, 2011

Family Vacation

We had a great time on our vacation a few weeks ago. Things didn't go how we planned, but we made the most of our time away and came home with a few new adventures under our belts.

We started out packing for our trip a few days before we left. I should have started packing more like a week out - this baby of ours does not travel light!! Here is a snippet of what we brought for him for a week of travel:

  • 3 onesies for each day (21 total)
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of pants
  • 1 sweatshirt
  • 45 diapers
  • 10 swim diapers
  • 2 pairs of swim trunks
  • Sleepers
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • Shampoo
  • Baby Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Nail Clippers
  • 6 bibs
  • 6 burpcloths
  • 5 bottles
  • 4 bowls
  • 4 spoons
  • 6 jars of baby food
  • Rice cereal
  • Formula
  • Bumbo seat
  • Travel swing
  • Pack-n-play
  • Toys
  • Stroller
  • Car seat (duh, right?!)
Somehow, we also fit our things in the car as well. Thank goodness we have a large car.

We made the first day's trip from Denver to Moab. JB was great in the car. After I sat next to him the whole time. It was like I was 11 all over again!!

We stayed in Moab for two nights - Trevor went on some great mountain bike rides and we visited the Arches National Park. I can't say that I am interested in ever returning to Moab - unless a sweet resort opens up with a spa.

Hiking in Arches

JB's vacation memories :)

Arches National Park

After two nights in Moab, we headed back to CO and made a stop in Beaver Creek. We stayed at the Park Hyatt and it was awesome. I was back in my natural habitat :)

Hike in Beaver Creek

Hotel balcony

Before dinner in Beaver Creek

We finished up our vacation with one night in Vail at the trusty Cascade. We got a sweet upgrade to a room that walked out to Gore Creek and we hung out at the infinity pool and had a lovely dinner (until Jackson decided he was ready to go).

All in all, good first family vacation. Jackson was fabulous, except for sleeping at night. I think he was too anxious in unfamiliar settings and he also isn't used to sleeping in the same room as us. He woke up a lot and he ended up just sleeping with us every night.

Luckily, life has gotten back to normal for us this past week and Jackson has slept from 7-7 the past three nights! He is also eating about 4oz of baby food three times a day. Baby is getting a belly :)

1 comment:

  1. Love that plaid hat of JB's! Moab has it's own special beauty; but, I'd go for a spa there, too!


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