So, this June was no different. Andrew and I were thrilled to be finally getting away and taking some time to focus on our little family. No work, no phones... fabulous. However, we had a bit more 'baggage' this year, if you will. She's six months, had never flown and is as pale as can be (sorry, baby girl.. that's our fault). All of these things equate to a very different vacation this year for us. It was WONDERFUL, but very different. Thank goodness for my fabulous family.. they helped us out so very much and my mom even babysat for us one afternoon when we went into town. Awesome. But, between early mornings, nap times twice a day and a complete phobia of Chloe getting a tan, our routine looked out of whack. But don't worry, there were (several) Chunk Monkey beverages that snuck their way upstairs to me :)
Because writing about ten days of gloriousness would take too long, and let's be honest, Taylor uploaded pictures while we were there like it was going out of style.. I'll run through the highlights and add a few more pics from my camera (errr, iphone).
-Brooklyn joined us for a few days and it was so much fun being together in this place... many happy memories :)
-Chloe is now up on all fours and swinging her body forward and backward (crawling is right around the corner..yikes, little earlier than mommy was planning, C-bomb!)
-Chloe LOVED the ocean, the sand and the pool (until she realized she had sunglasses on and looked a bit dorky).
-I lost my wedding band (on the taxi and yes, i'm an idiot).
-Chloe started saying Da-Da-Da-Da. She doesn't know what that means, but she says it nonstop. We are impressed and believe it proves our child is a genius.
-I had my first pre-baby margarita and it was FAB-UL-OUS.
-I met and had a lovely affair with Mr. Christian Grey.... errr, I mean....I read all three books of the 50 Shades series while Chloe napped and I LOVED IT. not for the sex, but for the passion in that relationship. Lord have mercy... read it. And the sex is not so bad, either ;)
- Chloe was an angel each night at dinner (even sitting outside several nights with no A/C. Afterall, she's a beach-loving rock star).
I'll let the pictures talk about the rest...
Chloe's first plane ticket. We are so proud and excited to see her little name on there
...to the tune of $500 :(
During the first plane ride... she slept, played on her Boppy and fell deeply in love with the plastic cups. Thank you, Lord, for the plastic cups on this flight. Love, Erin
Pictures with the happy flyer (who received a set of wings for her good behavior).
Right before we landed, she fell asleep. I was worried this would hurt her ears, but it did not. Hopefully she aspires to be a pilot and will fly her loving parents to Fiji one day. Also, Italy. Thanks.
Viva Mexico! We have arrived, changed and are all smiles. Check out the luggage behind her. Yeah, besides the golf clubs, those are Chloe's bags. I told her if you bring it, you pull it.
But, she ignored me.
First night out in Cancun and Brooklyn already found a man.. so typical.
My dad made them do 'hook 'em horns.' Yes, it was awkward.
Good morning, senorita! First morning at the beach and already excited to be there! This was the morning she began pushing up on all fours. I would have a picture of it, but I'm a terrible mother.
Before heading out to the beach for 3 minutes.
Spending some Q-time with Aunt Brooklyn!
These pictures document what happens when the Murphy family goes out.
Alisha? Enjoy some beverages? Taylor? Mom?
Awesomely fun night.
On her way to the pool!
Beach for the first time.
It was such a special moment for us. Unfortunately, I didn't dress for the occasion. In fact, now that I'm looking at it, the way I'm standing also makes it look like I'm preggo again. Awesome. I'm not.
One good thing about having a baby in Cancun? You are up early enough to see the sun come up on the ocean. Beautiful, spectacular sight. However, I'm not gonna lie... I prefer to wake up after its already up.
Happy Father's Day to my perfect Andrew. This is the only picture I got of you and Chloe.
Sorry! Love you! (Taylor has the good ones. )
20 pound beach bum.
She likes to sleep holding her ear nowadays. I think its cute.
This is how she slept throughout an entire dinner.. including Mariachis.
So when you have a day to yourselves, you feel good. Until you lose your wedding band and have no one to take your pictures except yourselves. However, it was fabulous. And... if you put the pictures together really close, we could have looked like we were together.
Owell...Ice cold beer, guacamole and the beach with a hottie. I was one happy lady.
Every morning started with a little time on the bed. Rolling around, talking and a little stuffed apple in the face.
Life is so good.
So, Chloe never really wears shoes because I wouldn't if I didn't have to either. But, I bought her a pair of jellies for the beach because that's what you wear if you're cool. I had to buy the smallest ones because Chloe has the smallest, mutant feet I've even seen. Problem? 0-3 months are still too long, but her angles are too fat to snap the strap. We all had a good laugh and of course, I had to document.
Also, Chloe discovered that eating the corner of any table is way better than food. I would personally disagree and I'd say it would have to depend on what was being served.
So one day we went to eat at this resort next door to ours called Maykoba. WOW. Look it up if you have the chance. The boys were playing golf there in the afternoon, so we went for a early lunch and were blown away. It was breathtaking.
Waiting for the food with mom.
Eating a wallet with dad. Yum.
Such a peaceful beauty.
This is easily one of my favorite pictures of her now.
Oh, creepy Aunt Alisha.
On our way to the airport the morning we left. She was pooped. Happy and pooped.