sink. It is hard to find little gloves for her to wear and I am
worried about the chemicals from dish soap on her skin.
Posted at Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | | 2 Comments
This post is way overdue. I have had good intentions on completing it the minute we got back but life sometimes happens. It was our first mini vacation since Conor was born at the end of June. Have to admit the weekend was a blast!
The minute I received the invite from Elizabeth Norton @ Party Planning Professor I knew it would be an amazing weekend. I have followed Elizabeth for the past year on Twitter (@Elizabeth_N) and have had the privilege of getting to know her. The Golden Inn graciously opened their doors to my family and a few others for an amazing party to promote Cabbage Patch Kids.
Once the kids were in bed for the night I met up with Elizabeth, Sarah, Kelly and Mariana stopped by for a few minutes. Let me say that the band was great at the hotel bar... so great that we had our picture taken with them. I also found it amusing that Elizabeth had her laptop on the bar. :-)
Stone Harbor had many activities on Saturday. We had breakfast at the hotel Saturday morning, strolled the beach and then ventured out. Walked around town in the morning, Caitlyn had her face painted and ate some fresh donuts. She made a fun little Christmas ornament at Just Bead It and Conor chilled in the stroller. The kids sat on Santa's lap... it was the first year that Caitlyn didn't freak out and Conor just stared at him.
Sunday morning we had breakfast again at the hotel and it was just as good as it was the day prior. I have to admit that this is one area that they do extremely well in. The bacon was tasty!! We all slept very well on the nice comfy beds... I think it might actually be better than my bed at home. After breakfast we had a few hours before the Cabbage Patch Party so we headed back to the beach. At least the winds had died down and it was comfortable. Oh, did I forget to mention that the hotel is ON THE BEACH?! Yes, you look out the room and there it is.
Party time!!!! Caitlyn was beyond excited about the party. She kept thinking it was her birthday party so it was a bit hard to explain that her own party would be in a few weeks. I managed to get her into a skirt and cute boots (she doesn't do girly very well) for the occasion. She walked into the party room and her little face lit up! There was a green runway for the kids to walk down, lined with balloons. The kids immediately sat down for story time with Elizabeth... all the moms were live tweeting the event.
- Family friendly
- Courteous staff
- Great fireplace (reception area)
- Great breakfast buffet
- Fun nightly entertainment
- Comfortable beds
- Would have been nice to have a little mixer planned by the hotel for arrival night
- Half the hotel has been renovated (not the part we stayed in, but was still nice)
- Exterior sliding glass door - needs external lock so you don't have to run all through the hotel
has had a tough few weeks. Admitted to the hospital with a UTI and
nasty follow-up doc visits. There are some posts that I need to write
but still need to catch my breath from all that has transpired with my
Posted at Monday, December 07, 2009 | | 3 Comments
We had such an amazing time last weekend that I haven't had a chance to get caught up at work and home. There will be a full post this weekend describing the events.
Caitlyn had the time of her life! She keeps asking to go back.
inevitable happened. She asked if could go back in my tummy. But after
she whispered in his little ear "you are my best friend" I was such a
Posted at Monday, November 09, 2009 | | 1 Comments
This was a pretty big week for my little boy. He is now 4 months old
and received his loaner aids from CHOP. We got them on Monday but had
to wait till Tuesday night for him to experience hearing. I have to
say it was a perfect and beautiful sight.
He was a good little boy and stayed still and calm while I fitted the
tubes. Once everything was just right with the equipment I turned them
on. He sat there quietly for a minute. Looked all around just taking
everything in. Then his dad loudly said hello - it must have
overwhelmed him cause he started to cry. Got this funny little look on
his face when he heard himself cry and broke into laughter. For the
next 20 min he cracked himself up by laughing.
It was truly amazing to witness this.
Now he has hearing aids like his older sister. I remember when she
first got hers. There were so many mixed emotions and uncertainty.
With him it was relaxed and happy. We know what to expect with him.
Caitlyn does so well with her hearing aids and I am positive he do
It is sad that both kids have a disability but if you had to pick one
this would be the easiest to deal with. With hearing aids both kids
can hear very well.
I am so proud of them.
Posted at Sunday, November 08, 2009 | | 3 Comments