Saturday, May 12, 2007

First Family Vacation

We just got back from our first family vacation. We drove to Sedona, AZ. We had a great time. Mommy and Daddy quickly figured out that vacationing with a baby is very different from vacationing as a couple. We loved being able to spend an entire week together as a family. Madelyn seemed to grow and develop so much while we were gone. She really discovered her tongue and now she loves to stick it out and try to blow wet raspberries. She also enjoys playing with toys and using both hands to explore. We can get her to giggle by making faces, raspberries, and tickles. Being parents is so much fun!
This was Madelyn's first time swimming. She was very mellow--she didn't kick, splash, or laugh, but she didn't cry either.
Just kicking back and relaxing. Daddy is holding my new favorite toy. Mommy let me play with it in the toy store and I cried when she took it so she could pay for it.
What should we have for dinner?
I love flying! It's fun when I hit turbulence and landing is pretty cool too!
Vacation will wear a girl out
I'm so hungry that I think I'll eat Daddy's nose
Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses

This was Madelyn's first time in her stroller without being strapped in the car seat. She enjoyed being able to look around.
Madelyn and Mommy checking out baby emus
Daddy and I had a great time playing with the baby in the mirror
I love to stand these days!