I have lots of crafty stuff to post about it. Really, I do! But, for some reason I’m being a mega procrastinator lately. And well, pictures of our cute Max are way more fun to edit and stare at then pictures of painted pots! (Although my painted pot turned out cute too!) So, we went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with a 2 month old. And 8 of our friends last week! Here’s the back story, this trip was planned before I even found out I was prego! It was my 30th birthday celebration (I turn 30 on 6-29!), but Memorial Day weekend worked well for everyone and I’m all about dragging out the birthday celebrations for as long as possible! (Anyone like to celebrate a birthday month?)
We made the executive decision to get Max baby a passport and make his first flight an international adventure! Getting an infant to take a passport picture is very tricky, I’m going to post about that situation soon. (Update: Getting a baby a passport!) Max did very well on his plane rides. We nursed a ton and he only screamed bloody murder for about 10 minutes on the very last flight home. I think his ears hurt, and he had depleted his milk supply by that point, ha! Plus it was late and we had been traveling all day long. All in all, Max was a rock star traveler!
So, here’s the earth shattering part of our family vacation… we were in an Earthquake, y’all. True! We were actually at the beach when it happened. We left immediately. I’m seriously scared of tsunamis! I’m way more scared of a tsunami than sharks or jelly fish, silly? Maybe? But, I’ve watched home videos of tsunamis and it is terrifying! This site claims it was a 5.8 quake! That sounds huge, huh?! Apparently, it was a very deep earthquake. We definitely felt it in our little beach hut, but nothing fell over or anything like that. International travel and an earthquake… pretty exciting 2 months our sweet Max has had on Earth!
Max loves the water! The pool, ocean, baths, showers… he doesn’t discriminate. I love infinity pools. And I especially love infinity pools with views of the ocean.
Here’s me and my bestie, Tina, doing what we do best… drinking wine poolside after a day in the ocean!
Maxwell was beyond spoiled on the trip since everyone wanted to hold him! I must say it was pretty nice having 8 adults who want to hold your baby all day long. I fully understand the “It takes a tribe to raise a baby” thing. Maxwell loves being held and swayed and bounced and talked too. I mean who doesn’t?! I wish someone would hold me all day long.
Max and I did lots of photo shoots! We started with a nice cozy towel for this floor photo shoot…
But ended up with no towel…
Oh and did I mention he really prefers skinny dipping!
One day, we put on some real clothes and snapped tons of pictures of all of the couples/ families. I’m pretty impressed with our out-takes. Max wasn’t feeling the camera that day, he was too sleepy from all of his swimming.
Love me a good Max-wich.
Oh those little dangling arms!
And that sweet gummy smile!
Nursing at the beach is greatness. Just find a shady lounge chair and voila… the bathing suit has instant access. This is basically what we did for 6 days straight.
Have you ever been to the Dominican Republic? Punta Cana? When did you travel with your babies? Have you ever tried to take an infants passport picture? Anyone else born on 6-29? Or turning 30 soon? Cheers to a wonderful summer and being 30!
Psst… All of the pics were taken with my new Samsung camera! My very favorite thing about this camera is that it connects to wifi and you can email anyone, any picture instantly! Perfect for when you’re on vay-cay friends! Oh plus the cam is white, which just looks cool! But, the super fun news is that I will be giving one of these camera’s away to one of you at the end of the month!