We had a wonderful time visiting our friends Eric and Nicole this weekend.
It was 9a.m. on saturday when we left Miami. We had initially planned for 8a.m. but, one hour late is not bad these days. We packed small bags for all of us and some of Lily’s favorite toys and food and we hit the road.
The car ride was smooth, Lily didn’t even have any of her “runny” accidents. In the past she has made it a tradition to have an accident right as soon as we got on the road. But then again, she has been eating solids so her poop is now solid. (TMI?)
Lily has gotten quite used to the car seat. I think she would be even better if we drove more, but it is not that often that we ride in the car.
Feeding Lily during car trips has also gotten much easier since all we have to do now is get the packed food from the bag and feed her. No more crazy breast feeding moves in the car or stops.
Once we arrived in Bradenton, we checked into our hotel and then it was off to see Eric and Nicole. They are expecting their first baby. Nicole looks great!
Soon after we arrived, we all went over to De Soto Park where we walked along the water surrounded by nature. It felt good to be out of the car and breathing the ocean air.
Going to the park has become for the most part a daily outing for Lily and I. Unless it’s raining of course.
Since we started going, I have seen such a difference in her. At first, she must have not been too sure. Now don’t get me wrong, she didn’t dislike it but, she also didn’t show the enthusiasm she now does.
Before I even put her in the swing, there is a sparkle in her eye to be at the park. She seemsÂ completely aware of where she is going just by us strolling around the playground to get to the entrance.
She looks around at the bigger kids (she’s always the smaller one) and there seems to be a certain look of happiness and pride to be at the playground amongst all the others. Don’t rush getting older Lily,Â I think to myself.
Once she is on the swing, she is a happy Lily.Â 🙂
I stand in front of her and push. She smiles.
She loves having me in front of her and as the swing comes towards me, I reach for her hands and grab them. She smiles BIG!
I’m happy to see Lily is a fan of the swings. I know I was andÂ still am actually. 😉