Thursday, January 30, 2014

christmas 2013: part 1

We are so lucky when it comes to Christmas. Mike's family has a long-standing tradition of spending Christmas break in Hawaii. As a result, they celebrate Christmas before leaving. So... we enjoy Christmas with the Weekes and a week stay in Hawaii before venturing back to the mainland to spend Christmas and New Years with my family in California. I feel very fortunate and lucky to share the holiday with both our families! We get the best of both worlds. Even though Paxton had already been to Florida and California, I was still worried about the trip to Hawaii with him (he was 2 1/2 months at the time). But once again, he proved I had nothing to worry about! He traveled great on the way there and back. He slept most of the time and the rest of the time was perfectly content and happy. We lucked out (again) with being able to take his car seat on. We didn't have it when flying to California for Thanksgiving and it was fine, but for the long flight it was definitely a wonderful and welcomed commodity. We always enjoy our time in Hawaii and while this trip was definitely different then years past with a baby in tow, it was just as wonderful. Our favorite thing was just being able to be outside! It was great for Paxton's soul to soak in the warm ocean breeze! Another highlight of the trip - Paxton started (somewhat) sleeping through the night! When we first got there he went to bed around 9 and woke up between 1 - 2 for a bottle. By the end of the trip, he was making it all the way to 5 without one! By the time we got back to Utah (after 10 days in California) the little man was done with his middle of the night bottle. He just keeps impressing us with one thing after another! I'll write more in his monthly update posts, but this little guy makes our life WAY too easy. We're already counting down the days until next year's trip to Hawaii for the sand, sun, and the best food in the world.

^ Mike is the best dad. He loves his son so much and it brings me more happiness than I can explain to see them together. Mike was stretching his legs before we departed and sat in the empty exit row seat and insisted on taking his little friend with him. ^

^ The MOST beautiful sunset I've ever seen! I wish it showed up better in the picture. ^ 

^ The view from our room. AMAZING! ^

 ^ nothing better than napping on the beach... ^

^ or napping naked (notice his favorite way to sleep) ^

^ he will nap anywhere! ^

 ^ Paxton loves his aunt Mckenzie! They are our roommates when on vacation and we wouldn't have it any other way! ^

^ The Grand Wailea is one of the most incredible places I have ever been. Everything about it is beautiful. ^

^ He discovered his fingers - his favorite snack! ^

^ the way he looks at me melts my heart ^

^ Paxton's cousin Gwen is the best cousin ever! She always asks me "Can I feed him? Can I babysit him? Does he like this toy?" She was even nice enough to share her balloon with him - by clipping it onto his pacifier :) ^

^ the entrance to the grand wailea - christmas! ^

1 comment:

  1. could you be any more of a beautiful person?? every picture you post I feel should be in a magazine! And your sweet little Paxton he is so darling! He looks just like his daddy. We need to get our babies together so they can play! And by playing I mean just sitting and staring at each other haha.