As a full disclaimer, I started writing this post on Wednesday last week, three days from when we got home after 10 days. I was able to crank three paragraphs out, roughly 300 words, before I slumped in my chair. Unmotivated and feeling the effects of being gone for that long. That slump has lasted a week. Though I was busy all week and weekend, I feel like I have accomplished nothing! Heck, I still haven’t even taken the 8 month photo of Isaac and he’s now hitting 8.5 months.
I’m the worst.
Okay, I haven’t exactly accomplished nothing. I had us unpacked, laundry done, on Tuesday after we got home. Which is pretty darn fast if you ask me. I’ve kept up with the dishes and vacuuming the dog hair from our wood floors. I fostered two puppies (OMG THEY WERE PERFECTION) and a one year old Blue-tick Coonhound who I was this close to adopting, until she and Macy had it out for each other.
Oh and we also went to see two houses and are now drowning in pro’s and con’s lists, diagrams, and other decision making tools because houses are darn STRESSFUL.
And I managed to nearly rebuild my virtual desktop on my desktop, uninstall and reinstall all of the Sims 4 games so that I am ready for the release of Island living
Friday Tomorrow Today! (you know I pre-ordered). Am I a mom or a 14 year old girl? You’ll never know!
But, let’s talk about our vacation!
Welcome to Corolla!
When I was in my pre-teen years, my family visited OBX and had a great time! In those days, my brother and I were obsessed with playing Pokemon on our Nintendo DS and spent our entire week pretending we had legit Pokemon. We rented a house in Duck, NC and had a great time between the beach and the pool at the house.
Now, more than ten years later, I was back at OBX with a husband and a seven month old boy. Wow, how times have changed!
The house we rented was a three acre estate on the 4×4 beach of Corolla, NC. And when I say estate, I mean ESTATE. There were six bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom, a theater room, rec room, chef’s kitchen, full-size bar, pool table, foosball table, a pool, two hot tubs, and decks to catch every angle of the island. You know what…just check out the pictures.
The fact that each of us had a bathroom attached to our giant bedrooms was a Godsend as a stomach bug hit night one and made its round through 12 of the 18 people until we all departed. Thank you Jesus Isaac and Ben didn’t get the bug, I had no idea what I would have done if Isaac had gotten sick. I am so not prepared for a sick infant!
Probably the coolest part of where we stayed was the wild horses Corolla is known for! Since we were on the four wheel drive stretch of beach, there was never a day where the beach was too busy. We had plenty of space for all of us to spread out, take walks along the shore and enjoy the time ourselves without anyone else interrupting.
Now I am not going to lie to you, getting to the house and driving on the 4×4 beach scared the HELL out of me. It was the last fifteen minutes of our thirteen hour drive. Isaac was OVER IT, it was 4PM and the tracks in the sand were deep. Thankfully we do have a four wheel drive SUV and made it but lord, the bumps…I was screaming for a hot second. Helpful Tip: Drop air pressure down to 15 psi at least and go earlier in the day if possible 🙂
Despite the plague that made its way through the house, we had an amazing time. I got to rock my Amazon bathing suits, kick off my summer tan, and enjoy watching my son in the pool for the first time! Ben and I both needed that time on the beach and are already planning on making OBX a yearly vacation for our family.
P.S I still have scratches on my stomach from boogie boarding 😀
P.P.S Isaac ate sand, it was gross, there was no way to stomp him.
I Have an 8 Month Old!?
What year is it?
I am seriously blown away. Isaac is now actually eight months and three weeks (thank you Baby Center weekly emails) and I am still wrapping my head around it.
As it stands my boy has two teeth on the bottom with one breaking through his gum up top. He is fast as hell crawling around my house, pulls himself up and has even started walking around the coffee table. Before I know it this boy is going to be walking and I am going to have no idea what to do with myself.
The craziest part of him being at this stage is my severe failure at baby-proofing.
I really started nesting when I was about seven months pregnant. I thought I had everything good to go! We had baby gates at the ready, outlet covers on every outlet (something that annoyed the crap out of Ben) and everything pretty much out of reach of an infant…or so I thought. That boy can reach things I didn’t even know we had!
This past week I just had to completely clear off the coffee table. No more candles for Kayla!
Oh, he also knocked over my coffee cup and spilled it all over my gorgeous white carpet.
He tortures our dog, Macy. Thinks it is hilarious when I tell him not to play in the dog water bowl. And has a serious interest in the bathroom–EW!
If you have one that is beginning to pull themselves around, just wait. One day they are army crawling, the next they’re grabbing everything and trying to get hurt! I swear…this boy.