I didn't want to share my actual vacation post with my Negative Nelly post about flying with him. Once we made it here in one piece, we've had a lovely vacation.
Going on vacation with family means having lots of extra hands on deck. I was spoiled rotten by an entire week of sleeping in early while my mom and Bo had a bottle and coffee date (Bo, Mom, respectively). I maybe changed 3 diapers all week. Occasionally I had to steal my baby back to get some snuggles of my own!
My parents watched Bo while Matt and I had a day to explore Phoenix including a trip to a sushi restaurant we had seen on Shark Tank and a happy hour at Mellow Mushroom. We also had a night out to ourselves after all our siblings left, and checked out a restaurant in Scottsdale recommended by a friend. I took full advantage of the team of babysitters present and had a massage, a mani and a pedicure though out the week.
Needless to say, I'm feeling more like a human being than I have in about 6 months. Sleep, pamerping, date nights… if your'e going to bring a baby on vacation, it is also highly recommended to bring his grandparents!
We also had a great time hanging out with family at the house. Bo had his first (second, third and fourth) experience in a swimming pool and loved it. I have a feeling he is going to be one of those kids in the pool who has blue lips and pruned fingers before he'll consent to getting out. We had a lot of family dinners, a very vicious and competitive game of "Name that Tune" and spent a lot of time soaking up the sun outside - taking walks or runs, or maxing out time on the golf course (boys). Despite the painful journey to get here, it was a relaxing and restorative week away.
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