Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'd Take My Shoes Off Too...

We aren't sure if it was:
1) The heat, 2) An allergic reaction to grass OR 3) Too much kissing dogs, cats and goats
But at 1am Monday morning JT & I were awakened by the horrible sound of our baby throwing up in his pack n' play next to us. The instant worry jolted me awake like nothing else. Since we were at JT's cousin's house, and there are 5 other people at the house trying to sleep, it was a little challenging trying to clean everything up. I'll spare y'all the gory details, but just say I AM sure that I won't be eating any velveeta shells & cheese for a while. Poor CJ went right back to sleep with us (since obviously the pack n' play was out of commission). He never had a fever, and the next morning acted totally fine. But we still just felt we didn't want to overstay our welcome, so it was time to hit the road again!

CJ got lots of goodbye kisses from Mana
He was pointing to the tractor next door planting some Sudan Grass Seed.
One more kiss for Mana
Saying "bye bye"to the goats!
We thought we would try to take a mamas with their babes pic...but CJ thought he would try to say "bye bye" to KB by beating her on the head.
So we quickly rearranged the pose!
Stopping for gas before we got too far down the road (to allow CJ the largest chunk of napping time!) wearing the cowboy hat!! Our boy LOVES hats!! He took a 2 hour nap, and I took an hour nap.
We stopped for the evening in Valencia, California, mainly because it was north of LA and we were quickly approaching Rush Hour and the estimated delays according to Berta (our GPS) was approx 48 mins. No thanks! I thought it was SOO funny that CJ lined up his cars in a row! I've heard of kids doing this, but this was his first time, so I grabbed the camera to capture it!
We walked over to Denny's for dinner since it is right next door to our hotel. JT was more ready for bed than CJ since he was the only one of us who didn't get a nap after that long night/morning!
There must be something going on in San Diego this week because last night when JT and I were trying to book a hotel room we couldn't find ANYTHING for tonight (unless we wanted to/could afford to spend like $400 a night) so we decided to stay here in Valencia another night. There is a really nice mall here so we went shopping a little this morning. CJ took advantage of the building blocks they had at Carters while we picked out some sale items for him!
There was a kid's shoe store, and since we had suspected that CJ's shoes were getting snug, we took him to get him measured. Sure enough, those little feet had grown a full size in about a month!!! Poor little guy, no wonder he didn't want to keep those shoes on, they were probably hurting his feet! Lesson learned by these first time parents!!! :( So we bought him a new pair of Stride Rites.
He wore them out of the store and seemed to like them immediately from the way he RAN out of there!! hee hee! And I must mention, that he kept them on the rest of the day, so that must have been the problem! :( (In case you can't tell, JT and I feel bad!!)
The mall had some outdoor shops in addition to the regular indoor mall, and the landscaping was really pretty. (Kinda reminded JT and I a little of the shops in Mt. Pleasant, SC). They had a koi pond, and I was pointing the fish out to CJ who kept saying "Memo, memo" (Nemo).
This mall was seriously the nicest one (besides the Ala Moana mall in Honolulu) we've ever been to!! Their kids play area was clean, and CJ had a BALL!!! Of course the first thing he had to play on was the Car!!
And then he gave "Memo" a big hug and kiss!!
And it was neat to see CJ make a "friend" with an older kid. The bigger boy was calling "CJ" and then having CJ chase him. They both really enjoyed it!
And they had a nice padded climbing/slide structure that CJ had fun on too!!
And these next two pictures could possibly be the weirdest pics I've ever taken, but any other MOM will really appreciate them! This mall had THE NICEST FAMILY BATHROOM EVER!!!! There was a huge stall (that a stroller would fit into!) with a toilet. And then each baby changing area had it's own sink/soap, wipe warmers, a mirror, and it was SOOO clean!!!
And there were FOUR private nursing rooms, with comfy chairs! (what I wouldn't have given to have something half this nice all those times we were struggling nursing in public under the cover!!) There was also a nice sitting room that had a TV and a few toys!! And they had a microwave. Basically anything you would need to take care of your baby/kids!!! Made me kinda wish we were moving here. Ha ha!
Even though the mall had a big food court and lots of restaurants, JT and I needed to have some CFA!!!
CJ and I stayed in the car while JT ran in. And he was being SOOO SILLY and making funny faces at himself in the mirror!!! HA HA!!!
CJ took a great 2.5 hour nap, and then we went to Buca di Bepo for dinner. JT posing with one of the 3,000 statues they have at the restaurant. No, I'm not being sarcastic for once. The hostess told us that they have over 3,000 statues/pictures decorating the place as she gave us the tour. Ha ha!
And CJ watched cars (AGAIN!) and at some spaghetti!! We aren't going to show him a movie on the iPad every time we go out to eat (if we ever go out to eat again! We are so sick of it!)...but when you are on the road and have to eat out for every meal, you gotta do something!
What a big boy feeding himself! I can't believe it!
Tomorrow we will finally arrive in San Diego!! :) I am so excited to see our new house (the outside) and start to get a bit of the feel for the area!! We move into (camp in) the house on Friday, and then our household goods will be delivered on Tuesday! We are staying on base the next two nights (since everything else was booked or unaffordable), so that should be interesting! Not sure if we will have internet at the Miramar Inn (yes, that is actually the name!), and I don't know when the internet will get set up at our new house, so a little time may pass before the next blog? I hope not too much time, and I will update when I am able!!!

1 comment:

Jenni said...

lacy! hi hi. you're in san diego! wow, what a wonderful road trip you've had, eh? i have SO enjoyed getting to read all about it and see photos of all the cool stuff along the way. i cant wait to see more pictures of your new house!! it looks so great! :D have i mentioned that i looooove your blog, girlfriend. miss you! XOXOX.