a vacation to Naples...

Last week, Caleb and I headed to Naples, FL for a mini family reunion. No one in my family actually lives in Naples, my aunt and grandma rented a condo and asked everyone to come when they could. This trip was planned even before I was pregnant, that is how long this trip has been in the works. Once Caleb was born, I debated going back and forth about whether Sean and I could make the trip with a 6 week old. After talking to Katie and other friends, we decided to fly out there, however, ultimately we decided because of Sean's work and track schedule he would stay behind. My primary motivation for making the trip was I wanted Caleb to meet my grandma, his great-grandma who will be 89 in May along with my two aunts, my cousin, my sister, Caleb's aunt and of course seeing my mom, his grandma again. 
On my checklist of what I wanted do besides having Caleb meet those family members while in Florida I wanted to go to the beach and eat a Cubano sandwich. 
During the days Caleb and I were there, we took a nature boat cruise, did some shopping because it rained one day, went to an art show and a great farmers market. My family is a bunch of foodies so the meals were very thought out, anyone else have foodies in their family? 
With the three-hour time change, Caleb being off of his sleep schedule, to be honest I am having a hard time remembering exactly what we did besides what I really wanted to do. It was great just seeing and hanging out with my family. 
Just a few photos from our trip... and tomorrow I will be posting about how to travel with a 6 week old, although Caleb is now 7 weeks, why is the time going by so fast?

 Beach baby


 Caleb and my mom

 4 generations - my grandma, my mom, Caleb and me
(pardon my grandma's face, she took a fall recently resulting in those facial bruises, poor Grandma)

 Caleb and his great Aunt Connie

 Caleb and my cousin, Montana

 The fam

Montana, my mom and Aunt Sue (my mom's twin)

Caleb and his aunt Erica (my sister)

Yup, a family-filled post indeed :-) 

15 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

So glad you had a wonderful and safe trip. He is just precious. It is amazing how much your entire family looks alike!

JumpingJE said...

Brave mama, I'm excited to hear how travel went. All of the family looks thrilled to meet him!

Sarah said...

Awww, so glad that everything went well! What a fun family trip and I'm sure everyone getting to meet Caleb was fun for them too! I don't think I could have traveled on a plane with a 6 week old by myself, you are one brave mama!

Faith said...

He is such a cutie! Glad that you had a great time ... family trips are the best!

Jessica said...

Glad you two had a great time. How did he do on the plane?!

chantal marie said...

how fun!! BTW you and your mom are total twins!!!

brooke lyn said...

that's fantastic that his great-grandma got to meet him :)

Kayla MKOY said...

SUCH a fun trip!! I loved following along :) you're so blessed to have so much family who loves you and your little man!! :)

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Glad you survived! Actually, now that I think back those first three months is the perfect time to fly because they can sleep for hours!! That first pic of Caleb on the beach is priceless!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Looks and sounds like a fun-filled-family vacation...minus dad not being around. Caleb is soooooo stinking cute - a total California sunny boy! ;)

Janna Renee said...

I love Naples! Your family is so cute {just like you}, and I'm a huge fan of cuban sandwiches.

Christina Schergen said...

I love that first photo...cute little beach baby!!

sara {rhapsody and chaos} said...

Caleb is SO cute!! And Naples is on my list of places I would really love to visit someday :)

his little lady said...

What pretty pictures! Loving that chubby belly and cheeks :)
xo TJ

http://www.hislittlelady.com

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

What a wonderful trip - everyone looks so happy!