Delaney’s First Trip (and Mommy’s first post)!

Delaney and I made our first foray into the world of travel last week, visiting Nana, Grandpa, and Uncle Jason in Longmeadow while Shawn was at the All-Star Game (more on that in a separate post from Shawn.)  Delaney was a real champ on the airplane and spent most of her time eating and sleeping.  She even put up with seemingly endless hours in the Baby Bjorn!

We started our vacation at Soundview Beach where Delaney met her grandparents’ neighbors Tom and Claudia, and Sandy, Craig, Samantha, and Amanda.  Amanda gave Laney a very stylin’ pair of Dora the Explorer flip-flops and insisted that Laney follow the house rules and keep her “shoes on!”

On Sunday more of our favorite people came by to visit, including Jason’s godparents Pat and Denny “Papa” Cronin, who were very patient with our slightly overwhelmed Laney.  Laney loved the sand, ocean, and all the attention she received at the beach…the loud motorcycles not so much.

On Monday we headed back to Longmeadow.  Delaney had such a big weekend she slept the whole way.  We visited one of Nana’s mah jong groups and met Bailey’s nemesis… Cat.

Atalanta was a little confused around the baby, who seemed to be occupying some of the cat’s favorite spots, but, like everyone else, she loved petting Delaney’s hair!

Monday night, more of Nana and Grandpa’s friends came by to visit.  Laney thanked Phyllis in person for the cool exersaucer she can now play in, and met the ladies from Nana’s other mah jong group.  Laney also met Arlene and Ed, who drove down from Pittsfield just to meet her!

Tuesday was a full day for Delaney.  She had her first Italian lesson and met Nana’s instructor’s adorable son James (Giacamo).  Delaney’s face absolutely lit up when the teacher spoke to her in Italian!

Then, after a quick appointment and a small shopping spree at the Kiddlywinks sidewalk sale, Uncle Jason took the ladies to the Field Club for some swimming.  Laney wasn’t sure about the baby pool at first, but warmed up to it eventually.

That night, Shannon and Mike came by for dinner and some pre-All Star game fun.  Delaney had planned to stay up and watch the game…hoping to catch a glimpse of Daddy, but she hit the sack around 7:30 and missed the end of the game by about 6 1/2 hours.

All in all, we had a great visit.  It was wonderful introducing Delaney to some of our favorite people, and showing her some of our favorite places!

One Response

  1. Your daughter is beautiful, and this is a great site! My one criticism is that there aren’t enough pictures of Uncle Jason. I think his photos would be a great addition to this site.

    Thanks for your consideration!

    Tracy, President of the Jason Smith Fan Club

    Go Sox!!!!!!

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