Baby’s 1st Vacation

 We took Corinne on her first family vacation!  We went to Michigan for a 6 day adventure.  She did really well in the car, especially if momma rode in the back with her while she was awake.  We made our first stop in Dearborn (mostly to break up the drive), but also to see the Henry Ford Museum.  She got to see some toys that mom and dad used to play with, lots of old cars, the Wiener Mobile and old farm equipment among other things.  We had some tasty pizza for lunch and headed on to Traverse City.

 A short drive from Traverse City is Sleeping Bear Dunes.  There we went on the Scenic Drive which had some great views of little lakes, lots of sand, a Great Lake!  We didn’t just drive…we got out and took a hike.  1.5 miles doesn’t seem too bad until you get out there carrying a baby.  Oh and when the whole path is sand!  I sure got my workout that day.  We had a great lunch at The Cherry Republic and a nice afternoon at the coast guard museum and Lake Michigan shore.

We hit up a few other parks, did a lot of walking and baby backpacking, and looked for moose, elk, and bears.  All we saw were wild turkeys.  In the upper peninsula we saw beautiful falls.  They were just breathtaking.  I would have loved to spend more time up there (and see moose!!).

 We missed the puppy, who stayed at PetSuites while we were gone, but we had a great time.  We’d like to go back up to the UP and spend more time there.  So hopefully there will be pictures of that trip in the future.

Baby Boilermaker

Saturday is game day.  It was the third week of college football.  Even though I ordered this Purdue dress before football started it just arrived last Monday.  So Corinne finally got to sport her game day gear!!  Too bad there were 5 Big Ten football games on at the same time and since we live in Ohio we only got coverage of the Ohio State game.  Booo!  But Corinne looked as cute as a cupcake anyway!

I’m not tired!!

I have no problem (usually) getting Corinne to sleep at night, but naps are another story!  The other day she refused to nap in the afternoon, so I let her play in her Super Seat.  She was a little whiny about it (but she wasn’t crying like she was when lying down) so I gave her a pacifier.  I was just in the kitchen, unloading the dishwasher.  I turned back around to find her asleep in her seat!  The poor girl kept startling herself with her bobbing head, though, so I had to take her out of the seat.  I’m glad the camera was handy!! 

Shots!

I hate shots day!  Corinne is 4 months old today, so off to the pediatrician we went!  She is 12 lbs. 15 oz (40th percentile) and 26″ long (90th percentile).  Doc was a little concerned with the weight as it slowed a little from her last appointment, but if she stays on that curve (and doesn’t seem hungry) all is well.  If she keeps slowing down then we’ll have to introduce solids a little earlier than planned.  She got two shots today and she’s been very grumpy about it!  Although I did managed to put her in her pack’n’play for a bit so I could eat some lunch.  
She’s whining again, so the blogging will come to an end now…………