Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kiawah/Randy's Wedding

Adelyn went to the beach for her first (of MANY to come I hope!) time! My best friend Randy was getting married in Kiawah, SC (about 45 minutes from Charleston). Since the drive is so far, we decided to make a week-long vacation out of it. Seth was unable to go because he had a race both weekends. He finished 4th at Mid Ohio and 8th at Road America. My mom met me in Spartanburg and made the journey with me. That was awesome, because I was NOT excited and very nervous about the 6 hour drive alone with a 13 week old.

We had SUCH a wonderful time. The weather was nice, we ate good food, my parents got to spend a lot of time with her, and the wedding was absolutely beautiful. I was the matron of honor, so there were a lot of bridal duties. Adelyn had been going through this fussy period where only mommy would do. This helped break her of that. I think it was good practice for my parents too!

Adelyn went through so many changes in the past couple of weeks! She is really holding that head up now! I was getting kind of worried that she'd be the last baby in the world to get head and neck strength. I swear it happened overnight! Now she wants to stand or sit up all the time (supported of course!). Tummy time is so much more fun for her. You can put an object in front/above her and she loves to look at it. She is starting to hold things and kind of play with them. She has discovered her hands. She can spend hours just staring at her hands. She'll put them in all these crazy positions and she looks so intense doing so. I could watch her all day long as she makes these new discoveries!

It was quite a homecoming when we returned. Seth has not seen us in a week and a half. Seth and I have never gone that long apart and it's even harder now that we have Adelyn. He was SOOOO glad to see her and she was SOOOOOO glad to see him.

Below are pictures from the trip. I took about 200, but I won't bore you them all. :)

Adelyn's little toes in the sand for the first time

Everyone keeps asking me if she liked the ocean. My response is a very dry "Sure." I mean, she's 13 weeks old! She didn't cry, but she didn't squeal with delight and ask for the boogie board. I'm sure the following summers will be totally different. She was only out there for 20-30 minutes in the early morning or late evening. It was very hot, so we did our beach time in shifts. Someone would stay in the condo with her while the other enjoyed the beach. Lucky for me, my mom only likes an hour or so of sun time. :)

This was taken at the Sanctuary. We enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Jasmine Porch.

Adelyn in her SC gear (Carolina Tot onesie and Palmetto flag hat). Seth says she'll always be a GA Peach, but I say she can be a SC girl too!

Randy on her wedding day. Isn't she gorgeous? Rob and Randy moved to Spain the Sunday after the wedding. They'll be there for 3 years. I don't know what I'm going to do without her! They got married at The River Course. Randy thought of every detail- it was honestly one of the best weddings I've ever been too. She's such a special friend to me!

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