What a whirlwind of a weekend! This weekend, we made a planned trip to see my husband’s mom in Florida. She spends winters there and has been gone sine Jan. It was a VERY quick trip, just Fri-Mon…which can be a challenge with a toddler!
We flew into the Tampa airport on Friday and the weather was gorgeous! Dean’s mom’s condo is about a half hour from the airport, near St. Pete Beach. We immediately got into our bathing suits!
I prefer taking Blake to the beach over the pool. At this stage it is MUCH easier! He can run wherever he wants on the beach, splash in the water, and not really get into any trouble. The pool is a whole other story. I worry about him falling on concrete or into the pool. While I love pools too, I also prefer the beach, even when Blake isn’t with us!
We had a great time running and playing in the sand!
Here’s Blake with Grandma!
And Blake with me! It was very hard to get him to stop running for a picture!
My MIL’s condo isn’t far from the famed and historical Don Cesar Hotel. We always like to stop there for a quick walk through or drink.
The weather was, of course, beautiful for our entire short stay. Dean and I managed to have a “date night” on Saturday, too. After we all went to dinner and put Blakey to sleep, we went to a nearby restaurant to listen to some live music…..
by Dean’s favorite local guitar player, Tony D!
Here’s a picture of Dean and Tony D.
We got back to Cleveland yesterday afternoon and it was 65 and sunny! Not bad at all!
It was a great, relaxing weekend, I just wish we could have stayed one more day!
As a side note,…I really enjoyed all your comments and views on my last blog post,“When to start school…to red shirt or not to red shirt?”. (If you missed it, you can read it here) There was a spirited debate on my personal facebook page as well. Both sides brought up great points. I invite you to “like” my Reporter Turned Mommy Facebook page by clicking here and we can keep the conversations going, not only on my blog, but facebook page as well!