Sunday, August 16, 2009

I'm Ba-ack! Did You Miss Me?

I'm back. Six hour flights with an almost one year old are total torture. If it wasn't for gummy bears and the empty paper cup with lid and straw that kept Jacob occupied for the two hours he wasn't squirming all over me and pooing in his shorts then I would have died...at least five times.

It feels so great to be back. Isn't that a ridiculous thing to say? After seven days in almost paradise (the typhoon hit when we got there and five of those seven days were cloudy and rainy- but hey, I'm from Seattle and their idea of "rain" is only "mist" to me), all I could think about was getting home to my internet, my pantry of diet dr. pepper and any pair of undies that sand did not sneak its way into.

Tomorrow (or the day after) I will create a brief photo post of our trip to Hawai'i. But for now I just want to update you on a couple things my child learned to do while we were away.

  • learned to point at bananas and say "na-na" (if you don't watch him he will peel them and smoosh banana guts all over any object within smooshing distance)
  • gives kisses on command (it's just SO ADORABLE that each time adds five minutes to my life)
  • stand all by himself
  • take one step before falling down
  • put paper cups on his feet thinking they are shoes (silly baby!)
  • hold phones up to his ear
  • surf

    (almost)

  • spit
  • hula
  • balance a check book
  • 4 comments:

    LEO said...

    Jacob is going to have a fan-tast-ic sense of humor...the pictures of him are always hilarious! I'm so glad you had a good trip, you must feel so refreshed after a summer of working hard :)

    Allison said...

    I love the surfing before and after!!

    FSD said...

    Cute pics! Welcome back!

    je said...

    Adorable pictures! Can't wait for the stories to start (blog-)rolling in again. I just got back from a long hiatus too. Dare I say I missed the blog world?

    P.S. After riding across the ocean and back on planes with almost-1 year olds, I have a whole new respect for you and the husband! What a challenge, but also, how awesome for you all to not let having a baby get in the way of having a vacation!