We returned home last night and Ivy was excited!! She pulled out all of the toys and books that we left behind as if they were brand new. And you got it, she went on an hour long cat chase! Poor, Kaya...
Ivy was energetic after sleeping much of the drive home and Mommy and Daddy were utterly exhausted. We drove all the way through and made pretty good time (13 hours)! AHHHH, with a baby and a sorry night of sleep.... Greg and I were about to crash. It was so comforting to climb into our bed and shut our eyes. Today we are feeling more alive and feel so blessed as we reflect on our first beach vacation as parents!
We had an excellent time at the beach. We were able to spend lots of time with Nana, Pops, Anthony (Unc), and Chelsea. I loved to see everyone interact with Ivy but more than anything I was marveled by the way my brother seemed to fall more and more in love with her each day. We don't get to see Unc and Chelsea often enough (they are in Cincinnati) but after this week I am certain that Ivy will know them next time they walk into a room. She was cuddled by them all week and they developed a special bond! I am so excited for Ivy to have them in her life!! :)
We are home... home, sweet, home... and our vacation was amazing! I will be posting several vacation blogs as I get the time :)