We travelled to Puerto Rico (Javi's second visit) and stayed for about 5 days. My mom was on the same flight as us and it's definitely easier to travel with 3 adults and a baby :) we opted for upgrading our seats to more leg room, like we had on our flight to Seattle, and it's totally worth it! I can't imagine trying to hold Javi and keep him contained in the compact rows in the regular part of the plane. I'm the more high strung parent... always wondering if others are looking and watching and judging. Sean's more like... eh, who cares. Though, looking back Javi was so good on the plane. He loves people watching and seeing the sights and smiling at the flight attendants. He loved looking out the window and eating cheerios and being on vacation! Who doesn't??
Our luggage was forgotten by Jetblue at Logan! So upon arrival we had to stop at Walmart and grab essentials like sunscreen and formula. But the airline delivered our bags about 10 hours later. :) We stayed in a complex and the first few days the pool was crowded but once the week started, it was mostly just us! Javi loved the pool, swimming and splashing, and enjoyed going to the beach, too! He ate plantains for the first time and also ate a good amount of sand! Oops! He was a bit afraid of the ocean at the first beach we were at -- the waves were really rough and made a lot of noise. The second beach we visited had calmer waves and Javi loved it.
During our trip we visited my family and took some pictures with Javi's great, great grandmother and great aunt. I love seeing those pictures! We also celebrated my mom's birthday -- 38, don't you know?! :) Javi missed the celebration because he was already in bed. He slept pretty well while we were there. He woke up a bit early for my comfort. I appreciate when he sleeps till 7AM but he likes to wake up early on vacay.
We gave him ice cream for the first time on the trip, too! Mint chocolate chip from Baskin Robbins, of course. We also rented a golf cart so he officially had his first ride on a golf cart! It was really hot when we were there... like REALLY hot. Javi had constant beads of sweat on his lip and forehead so it was a really good thing we brought so many teether that we kept in the freezer.
We can't wait to get back there and hope to spend some time in Puerto Rico around the holidays. Maybe it won't be so hot!