Monday, September 26, 2011

Mini Vacation

We kept trying to think of a weekend getaway, but nothing really seemed good for the boy. But either the drive was too long, or there just wasn't anything to do appropriate for his age and abilities.

So, we decided to just spend a night at a pretty nice hotel close to home. It had an indoor pool and hot tub, and the malls and restaurants nearby were good.

We took Noah to this big play area at the mall we'd taken him to before. There are always tons of kids running around and it's fun to watch what looks like chaos, but amazingly the kids rarely run into each other.

Apparently, this area isn't big enough for Noah. He repeatedly crawls right for the exit and out into the wide open mall area. We have no idea why. He can't walk on his own yet, but he loves holding our hands and walking, so we did a lot of that. I guess he finally got over his wanderlust and decided to play in the play area.

That evening we took him down to the pool.

There weren't any steps or a really shallow part for him to sit and splash around, but he really liked us holding him in the water and moving him around. Unfortunately, the water was a little cold and after about fifteen minutes we had to get him out and warm him up!

After dinner we just hung out in the room. He was so tired and it took him a while to fall asleep.

Sunday morning, Nerdstar got up early and went to do the Navy 5 mile run with some friends. She finished in 1 hour 8 minutes - pretty darn good for someone who works out some but didn't really train for it.

Then we had a good breakfast and took Noah back to the play area at the mall. He headed for the exit again, but not as many times as the day before.

A little shopping and then it was time for home. Funny how even one night away is both good for getting out of the house, and yet enough to make you glad to be home.

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