We’re going on vacation + other randomness

I cannot express in words how excited I am to being going on a huge family vacation! Derrick’s family and a few of his parents’ friends are all taking a cruise for his mom’s 60th birthday. I get to tag along with Corbin, Lynley and my parents too. We’ll be off to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel for SEVEN days. What am I going to do with myself?

We’re in full planning mode, but I have no idea where to begin… I have started sifting through the babies’ warm weather clothes, and thankfully they have just enough that still fit to get us by for a week. They are just missing footwear! Hard to find now too, but I am going to hit up a few thrift stores this week. I do, however, have a handle on food! I am determined not to let this stress me out. I know that the dining room on board will be full of choices. What I am worried about is being out and about at the destinations. I know first hand what happens when you eat local fruit… ewww :( So, I do not want that happening to my babes! I am stocked with snacks and food pouches, but I hope they will actually eat what I offer. Little picky things have been really testing me in this department.

I still need to make a list of toys and books to bring, logistical items like which stroller and carriers, and tote bags. I am sure that I will over pack! Have you ever been on a cruise or gone to the Caribbean with a baby or toddler? Please leave your tips in the comments!

I have a couple of posts planned for the blog while I am out, but I am looking for a few more guest posters. Are you interested? Please email me your ideas.

Moving on… we took some new family photos recently, and I am in love with them. Notice the one in our sidebar? >>>> Cute, huh? I’m working with my blog designer on a new header and blog button featuring some of our other photos, so stay tuned.

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  1. says

    How amazing you get to go on a cruise! Hope you have an amazing time:) And I absolutely LOVE your new family pictures:) You are looking amazing!

  2. says

    This sounds like an amazing vacation! I can understand your concerns but I’m sure everything will work out just fine especially since you sound like your very prepared. I hope you have a blast!

  3. says

    Get baby powder. A lot of it. And BEFORE you take them to the beach, rub baby powder all over them (cover their faces with a towel so they don’t breathe it in). This will keep the sand from sticking to them. Best baby on a beach advice I’ve every gotten.