Daily Archives: November 2, 2010

NaBloPoMo, first time for everything

So we’ve decided to jump on board the NaBloPoMo train and give it a whirl. We may not post every day, but will try to at least every other day. We are still open to any questions or topics you may have for us to blog about, and will do our best to come up with posts “with substance!”

A couple weeks back, we took a road trip and met up with love+love=marriage and Adding Baby. It was great seeing the love+love girls again, and meeting the Adding Baby family. Though our boys are not quite at the age where they play together, they were definitely interacting with one another and enjoying the activities. I had mentioned that we stayed at a hotel we got on Pric@line and were hoping the bathroom was big enough to keep the pack n play in. It was very large and worked out perfectly:

Of course, this means we had to use the hotel’s facilities after he went to bed around 7pm, but being able to put him in a dark, quiet room with the door closed works out perfectly. Nutella graciously allowed me to go downstairs to the hotel bar and have a drink- such freedom! I brought profiteroles for us to share back up to the room afterwards.

Our next big trip is a cruise in December. We started out with a small (146 sq ft) interior room, but have since upgraded to a larger (190 sq ft) balcony room. Still, it’s going to be very interesting cruising with a toddler. The bathrooms are the size of closets so it is highly doubtful the PnP will fit in there. There is a curtain that separates the bed area from the sitting area, but of course, it’s not like having a separate sound- and light-proof room. Thankfully, Nutella’s parents will be cruising with us and staying in a room adjacent to ours. With a monitor, it should work out that we can hang out in their room if they’re out, or they can keep watch on the monitor if they’re back in their room while he’s napping/sleeping. We also purchased a very strong set of voice-activated walkie-talkies ( just like a super-strong monitor) so that we can hang out at the library or lounge just down the hall on our same floor and still be watchful of him. There’s also tag-teaming and if available, on-board babysitting (it’s supposed to be available, but there have been issues with that as of late). We’ll have to play it by ear to see what works best.

It’ll be very interesting/challenging cruising with a toddler, as it always is when traveling with him, but we’re┬áreally looking forward to the trip. How could Curly possibly not like the all-you-can-eat buffets, live music, hallways to run down, and international travel?