If you were paying attention you'll remember that we had a trip to Miami planned for this fall. We have already returned, and we had a great time. Sean's brother and his wife were wonderful hosts and despite Colin not napping for 3 of the 4 days we were there things went very smoothly. Even the flights weren't a big deal. Here is the story of our trip, photo essay style.
On Monday we took Colin to Zoo Miami (I'm a sucker for a zoo so it is so great to have a kid who loves them too!) I don't know why I had low expectations but this zoo was really good! Large well designed exhibits, where animals had lots of room to roam but were never too far from the public to be impossible to see. The zoo was empty that day since it was a school day, but I couldn't imagine going in the summer. It was uncomfortably hot and it was late October! Here Colin is feeding the pelicans. He really enjoys feeding the animals and the raw dead fish didn't seem to phase him in the least.
here) This time it was real leaves instead of crackers and there was no one there but us. I could have stayed all day. You have no idea how hard it was not to push Colin out of the way and do it myself. What a great experience for all of us.
He smiles with his whole body sometimes!
We had a lot of fun and enjoyed some relaxing (albeit rather windy) nights on the balcony after Colin went to bed. Thankfully Colin's night sleeping wasn't affected in the least, in fact he was sleeping in until after 8 the whole time we were there(which was likely part of the problem). It looks like Chris won't be in Miami much longer so we are very glad we got to squeeze one last trip in before he got a new assignment.