Our 2009 Family vacation

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I'm sorry I haven't posted in over two weeks. Life around here has been busy for us. After we got back from visiting DD we had a week to rest and repack our bags for our family vacation to Florida. The week of our trip Melissa came down with fever so I had to take her in to the Doctors to make sure she was okay. Melissa had 102 fever for 3 days. The Doctor said it was a viral infection and nothing we could do expect give her Motrin. I had been giving her Motrin, but it didn't seem to be working. I ask the nurse how much I should be giving her of the infant Motrin. Well comes to find out even though the package said 6-24 months doesn't mean Melissa needs that. She weighed 29 lbs so they said she could take Children's Motrin. No wonder I could not get her fever down. After Melissa got better, I came down with a sines infection two days before our trip. I wasn't going to let this stop me from my well deserved vacation. So off to the Doctor's office. Since I was leaving for vacation my Doctor was nice enough to give me a shot to help speed up the healing. I still had to take antibiotics.

On May 23, 2009 Paul, Melissa and I headed to the airport for our family vacation. I was nervous about this trip because it was over 2 hours and with Melissa being potty trained I didn't know how she would do on a longer flight. She did great, no accidents. As we arrived in Tampa Florida we could already feel the warm air and was ready to hit the water. We stayed with Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Steve in Tarpon Springs Florida, this is on the West Coast side. This is our annual trip to see them. We love hang out with them and they love having us, but most of all having Melissa around to spoil.

We spent the first day taking a nap (since we had to get up earlier to catch a plane) and swimming in there pool. Melissa loved walking outside and seeing a swimming pool. She is our little fish! The next day we headed to Clearwater Florida to check out the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. We thought Melissa would like to see this. As we arrived a dolphin show was starting. This was the first time Melissa had seen a dolphin. She loved every minute of the show. They also had sea turtles, otters and sting rays.
After that we went to eat lunch at Bubby Gumps it was tasty! Then it was time to head back to the house for Melissa afternoon nap. That evening we stay home swimming.

On the 3rd and 4th day we headed to Honeymoon Island for the beach. It's only a 10 minute drive from the house. Once again Melissa loved the water. She loved the water splashing her face.

Our last day the 5th day we took Melissa to a park so she could run around. At this point we needed a break from the water. It was a nice park she had fun and made new friends. We had a nice picnic lunch the we headed back home to rest so we could swim one last time on our vacation. Melissa was doing so well jumping the pool. She isn't afraid to jump and I glad she likes the water, but it also make me scared that she loves it so much. I see more swim lesson coming soon.

On May 28, 2009 we pack our bags and headed back to the airport. We where sad to go home, but it was time. Melissa didn't understand why we had to go home. We love make this family memories with Melissa. We had a great vacation and look forward to going back again next year.
Thanks Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Steve for opening you home up.

Check out our video, I didn't put all the pictures on there, I didn't want to bore you all.


Mark, Lena and Kaelyn said...

Looks like fun in FL. That is awesome how much she loves the ocean. It is so big for such a little girl. Glad you all had a fun vacation.

Katey said...

I'm glad you had such a good vacation and that Melissa felt good for it! I hope you feel better too!!! Welcome back home! I love the beach...I would go all summer if I had the chance!!