Friday, December 12, 2008

More Jamaica

Just a quick update. We did finally take Tony into the ocean and he LOVES it. Tries to drink the water. We even took him on the big water trampoline this am at Margaritaville next door. He thought that was pretty fun. Although it was quite tricky getting him off that big thing when we were ready to go back, we didn't really think that one through very well. Some other guests here where we are staying bought him a baby raft which is pretty handy to have. He is content just floating around in it.
Just so you don't all get too jealous of us, it isn't all roses here. Our little mellow baby isn't so mellow at night time. His crib is in our room and he has decided that he wants to sleep in the bed with us at night. I have no problem with this, I'd rather let him do that than listen to him cry. A fake cry I might add. I say fake because there is not a tear in his eyes and he will carry on forever it seems until we give in and pick him up, and then he is all smiles instantly. After 3 nights of letting him sleep with us, Todd decided enough of that, it isn't the most peaceful sleep with a one year old between you who flops around and easily wakes and wants to play in the middle of the night. Last night he insisted when Anthony woke up at 3 am that he was not getting in the bed with us, no matter how long he cried. So he cried and he cried, and finally we had to get up and go sit in the living room because we didn't want to listen to it anymore. We made toast and watched TV til 4:30 am and he was still going strong with the fake cry. So we finally gave in and picked him up and put him in bed with us and he was asleep within 3 minutes. So I guess Anthony inherited his dad's stubbornness, and he can hold out longer and cry longer than we can listen to. So in the end the baby wins. We will see what happens tonight.
Oh and Rach, we do have Cathy cooking for us again, and she made the best pumpkin soup the other day. It was so good. And remember that bucket of water Ben played with last time? they set one up for Tony outside our villa and he loves to play in it. It reminds me of the time when we were here together last. And one more bonus, Margaritaville has mixed up the music selection a bit, it's not all Jimmy Buffet all day, they even throw in some Christmas music now and again which is rather pleasant.


Natalie said...

Maybe if Tony had to get a job, he would appreciate sleep more! Too bad for child labor laws. Stills sounds like you've got it better than we do! 21 degrees! Be safe!

Francie said...

Sounds really fun, hope you take pictures and post them soon!

Rachael said...

Still sounds heavenly, crying baby and all.

Tina in CT said...

Once you're home, I bet Tony is not going to forget that he likes the big bed with Mom and Dad. Listening to him cry for that long would sure wear on the patience I bet.

Great that he likes the ocean. Floating around on a raft would be perfect. It was very cold and windy here today.

Amy said...

Sounds like a great vacation, even Tony is getting what he wants! Heehee!What a smart kid. He has you guys figured out.
Maddie used to love to just float like that too when she was about that age. I have a bunch of pictures of her just laying back in her raft like she is sunbathing. I miss that!
Enjoy the warm and sunshine. (I am still jealous!) Then come back and freeze with the rest of us!

Ellen and Don said...

Good to hear y'all are enjoying Jamaica! I would love to visit there someday.

Paula said...

I'm sitting here watching it snow and your in Jamaica. You lucky dog. I'll put up with some crying too if I could jet away to sit on the beach and drink some margaritas.
Have fun!