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Monday, September 17, 2012

Jetsetting...

I inadvertently took a little hiatus from a lady this past week - life got busy and as a result, I didn't have much time to sit down and update you on all the happenings!

September has been a bit crazed - always seems to be for some reason. We used to take a 5 day vacay to Hawaii every September in honor of our anniversary. We vowed not to change that once we had kids, but alas, the past two years have had such busy September months, we couldn't find 5 days to steal away if we wanted to!

I feel like it's been non-stop since my trip to DC in August. We're gone three out of the five weekends this month, then again the first weekend of October. Whoever said having a baby slows down your travel sure doesn't prescribe to the same parenting format we've become accustomed to! But I am exhausted and find myself longing for a weekend to lounge around at home, with no plans more substantial than brunch at Toast or a trip to the park. Grass is always greener, right?

Hayes has become quite the professional little traveler. He's pretty darn good on the plane (our trick is to keep his mouth full of binky or snacks the whole time!) and vacationing looks good on him. Our only downfall is his sleeping habits when we're away from home. For a kid who is so predictable and thrives so much on routine, taking him away from his own crib and expecting him to sleep soundly in an uncomfortable pack and play in a strange room can be a challenge. As relaxing as our mini-vacations are, Grant and I often find ourselves pooped at the end of the weekend due to his sporadic sleeping habits (5:30am wake ups - oy vey!).

Still, I wouldn't change it for the world and am happy that we've been fortunate enough to be able to have flexible jobs and an easy-going enough kid to make that a reality.

This past weekend, we escaped the LA heat wave and headed to Scottsdale to see my folks (talk about a reversal in weather patterns!). Hayes had a blast with his Nana and Papa and filled his days by swimming, playing his first round of golf (or more like riding in the golf cart, eating oatmeal cookies with his mama!) and going to his very first sporting event: the AZ Diamondbacks vs. the SF Giants (Giants won, thankyouverymuch!). It was a great weekend - here are a couple of snaps:

Human checkers at Outlaw before dinner...

Breakfast for the boy!
Hayzey's Jordans nestled in Papa's new golf shoes - savor the moment, it won't be like that for long!
Who says 18 months is too young to drive?
Golfing with the boys... (and Nana, not pictured)
First sporting event!
Cotton candy and popcorn... what more could a boy ask for?!
Proud daddy ;-)

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