We took Alice on her first official vacation this week. Mom, Dad and Baby drove 6 hours south to South Padre Island for a few days of rest and relaxation. Relaxation was pretty much all that could be done because of the rain for the first 3 days of vacation.
Dad wrote and created graphics between baby sessions, Mom napped and listened to an audio book and baby played, ate, slept, watched videos and was cute in general...all in a typical day for Alice - just in a new location and with tons of attention from Mom and Dad. We all enjoyed hanging out on the patio to watch and listen to the surf.
By day 4, the weather decided to cooperate and we got Alice out on the beach. She had fun crawling on the sand, and we had fun trying to keep her from eating it (yuck!). The most fun was mom and alice sitting in the surf and anticipating the rush of water. Alice rocked and jumped with the coming and going of the waves. She is definately not afraid of the water and getting her hands (and face) dirty. We all had a good time just spending time together and hope to get dad back to the beach again ;-)
Here is Alice smearing her dinner all over the place. This feeding was definately her most messy yet....and I stress....YET. Food was in her hair, in her nose, in her ears and forehead. This meal consisted of Winter Squash...YUMMMMM.
We followed the Winter Squash with a few sweet potato puffs (squash is still in her hair). Alice has really worked hard on the "pincher" grasp and can get most of the puffs in her mouth now.
This pic was taken one morning at pre-school
Here is Alice with one of her classmates. She loves to play on the mat with the other kids
The Bickel family went to Dallas for part of the Labor Day Weekend to visit family. We spent most of Sunday over at the Miesse's new house in Flower Mound watching the cousins run about, swim, yell and love on Alice.
Monday was spent with Grandma and Grandpa Meadows and Aunt Pappa. Aunt Debbie and Jill also stopped by to say hi. Alice also went on a quick field trip to the nursing home to visit Jenny (her step-great-grandma). Below are pics from the weekend visit.
Alice at Starbucks before heading over to the Miesse's
Alice and cousin Jackson (again!)
Alice showing off for Aunt PappaAlice meeting Jenny (and showing the old folks