Saturday, September 12, 2009

Nayeli's last summer road trip

We went to Southern Ca. last weekend. We were having second thoughts on going because of the fires. My parents gave us a few nights stay for free along with free tickets to Disneyland from a gift they received from their timeshare. We decided to stay in Anaheim to stay away from the fires. We are so glad we went. We disinfected our hotel room with Clorox wipes, put blankets on all the couches, and also put blankets on the small area Nayeli was playing in. We mostly kept her in her pak n play. We also were so happy when the hotel told us they just had the carpets cleaned.

We went to a place called Adventure City. We kept Nayeli from touching anything and had our anitbacterial wipes handy. She loved the carousal, petting zoo and the train ride. We also got to take Nayeli to the beach for the first time. Nayeli loved having her feet in the sand and in the water. Shane was about to take a picture and a wave out of nowhere came and got Nayeli soaked from her waist down. She got startled and cried. I felt so bad because I didn't see it coming. She felt better as soon as we sat her down in her little shade tent. She tried eating sand and wouldn't stop trying to get it in her mouth.We were a little paranoid in going to Disneyland. We decided to go in the middle of the week and we made the right choice. We didn't have to stand in line for very long. We actually got to walk right up to some of the rides. Nayeli loved It's a Small world. Her eyes lit up and she laughed and clapped. It was very easy keeping her from touching the hand rails or anything else. As soon as we would get on a ride she was so distracted in looking at what the ride was about and didn't touch anything. She also liked the Pirates of Carribean. She didn't care for the Clown on the Pinochio ride. I didn't like clowns when I was a kid either. Nayeli surprised us on Wednesday when she was eating dinner. She baby signed more and eat all at the same time. Shane and I were in shock and said you want more eat. She smiled. Nayeli is a genius. She loves to say book and baby sign it. She waved for the first time at a stranger last Monday. She is so happy communicating. We repeat everything to her several times and that seems to work on her learning it. During our trip we got to see a few of our friends and wish we could've seen more before going home. We are glad we are home safe and healthy. We had a great time escaping on our last road trip to see family and friends, and thank God for watching over our travels. We thought Nayeli would be tired from the car ride. She amazes us, she was full of energy. She climbed up Max the cat's stairs on her knees and stood up when she got up to the top. Max looked terrified and thought this was the only safe place he could get away from Nayeli. Poor cat.
We are dreading calling UCSF later this month. They told us to call sometime this month regarding our impending second winter of lockdown. They have told us to limit visitors from coming over, and not to be around anyone who is sick, has been sick, or has been around anyone that is sick. They also told us to avoid crowds. This is so hard to do all over again since we have only started taking her out. We have been so cautious this summer. We are so glad that we had the chance to take Nayeli out and show her off. We hope this winter goes by fast. We have so much to worry about for Nayeli, to include the Cold/Flu/RSV/ and now the swine flu as well. We are both head cases.

5 comments:

brad.kellie.babyc.lucy said...

What a wonderful trip! I'm glad you were able to get out one last time before hibernating for the winter :) Carter loves his tent on the beach, too. Your story is so familiar--we don't travel anywhere without clorox wipes and hand wipes. I clorox what I can and then wipe Carter's hands after he touches stuff.

Anonymous said...

I haven't commented in a long time, but I still check-in regularly. She looks fantastic! I'm glad you had a great mini-vacation. Just make it through this winter and maybe next and it will get better. John is 6, and we still quarantine, but it is not as intense as it was. Just remember that it is ALL WORTH IT! God Bless.

Kate said...

I'm so glad you guys got to do one more family vacation before you headed back to work!! Disney World does scare me tho- haha you don't like clowns, i'm not a big fan of those people who dress up in those costumes- like the pic with minnie mouse- I would have been soooo scared!! Silly I know, but they freak me out! :) I'm glad you had such a wonderful time tho!!

Georgina said...

OMGoodness... just read your story.. WOW!!---what a little blessing she is! and how nice that you had such a great trip to Cali.... hope all goes well this winter and that it's a short one for u so you can come out of 'hiding'.. God Bless your little miracle baby and your family...

Daria said...

I'm so glad you had a great trip. I bet Nayeli would love a photo album full of pictures of her visiting people and Disneyland - good memories to remember during the winter.