Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Trip

As you know Maddie and I were down in South Florida visiting our family. We left on Friday and came back earlier this evening. Maddie was pretty good minus temper tantrums and one or two nights that took her FOREVER to go to sleep. Which is understandable because she is still little and doesn't understand why we are somewhere that she doesn't know for really long periods of time. I had my camera with me the whole time but I really didn't take many pictures. My aunt took some good pictures that I'll get her to e-mail to me and I'll post them when I get them. I have quite a few things I want to post about concerning the trip but right now I'll just generalize ;) .....

Friday: Maddie did pretty good during the 55 minute plane trip that I was dreading. I don't know how people fly with toddlers on flights that are more than an hour long! She fell asleep in the last ten minutes of the flight. We got there and spent some time with the family.

Saturday: Saturday night some of my family came to celebrate my 21st birthday and we went out to dinner. Madison through a huge fit at dinner. My dad had made reservations for 7 people when really we were 7 and a highchair. Me, working at a restaurant, knowing the difference of mentioning the highchair or not, had a bad feeling. Needless to say they stuck us in one of those big, long booths that fit 6 people and put the highchair at the end of the booth. We knew that 7 adults weren't going to fit all that comfortly in that booth so we asked for another table and they said it would be another 45-50 minutes. So we decided to ask for a booster seat for Maddie and put a chair where the highchair was. So I sit the baby in the booster seat and she freaks out! Screaming, crying, kicking, making a huge scene and refusing to be put in that booster seat. She was throwing such a fit I had to walk out of the restaurant because I knew she wasn't going to calm down otherwise. She had never sat at a booster seat before and I'm sure if there wasn't so many people around her and maybe if she had gone in the booster seat first and not taken out of the highchair she wouldn't have freaked out so bad. So I had to put her back in the highchair and we squeezed in the booth. But it wasn't that bad and Maddie was decent for the rest of dinner.

Sunday: Father's Day me, my dad and my stepmom went down to Miami to my grandparents house. My grandpa, my aunt and uncles and all of my little cousins (I guess they're not so little anymore) went to the Marlins vs. Yankees baseball game. Yes I am a Marlins fan. I used to go to Marlins games with my grandpa all the time when I was younger. He loves to take his grandkids to games but very rarely (well I don't think it ever happened) does he get to have all of his kids and all of his grandkids together at the game. I hadn't seen two of my cousins for about 2 years (I might get into more about that in another post) so I was glad I got to see them. Here some of them are playing with Maddie for the first time...

Anyways, the Marlins beat the Yankees 6-5 and it was an exciting game. Maddie stayed with my grandma and stepmom while I was at the game and they said she was a sweet little angel the whole time.

Monday: Me and my dad stayed overnight at my grandparents house and spent some time with them on Monday. We also spent some time with my aunt and uncle and my other cousins. Maddie liked playing with them too even though my 5 year old cousin was sick and didn't feel like playing too much despite Maddie's efforts trying to get his attention.


Today: Today the plane ride back Madison didn't behave very well. She was pretty restless and cranky. I'm sure mainly had to do with it being 4 o'clock and she hadn't slept at all since the morning. But we survived and she was happy to see her uncles at the airport when my mom and them picked us up. Here she is on the ride home...



I was going to post the pictures I took on Monday of me, Maddie, my grandmother and my great-grandmother but I'm tired and I wanted to write a little about them. Maybe I'll post them tomorrow if I have time. Sounds like a good Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane post about my great-grandmother! We'll see I do have a lot to do and I have to go to work later on tomorrow night. Oh yeah, I didn't lose my job! Woo-hoo!! I called my general manager Sunday morning and told her I didn't get anyone to cover my shift and asked her if I was going to get fired for it. And she said no but it was going to count as a no-call-no-show (whatever). I'm going to get written up for it and you better believe I'm going to tell her how the other manager was saying that I was going to get fired and I might as well quit if I wasn't going to show up becuase that wasn't right of him to say that to me.


2 comments:

Holly said...

Looks like a good trip! :)

Bird Shit and Baby Caca said...

Glad you had a good trip and didn't get fired!