Happy Memorial Day, y’all! I hope you enjoyed your weekend while remembering why you were able to do so. Many brave men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice for us. It’s easy to forget that in our day to day lives sometimes, so definitely take some time to appreciate it today.
As for us, we had a great time in Hilton Head Island this weekend! This was the first beach trip that Maddux could really get involved. He loved every second of it. He even did pretty well in the car. It’s only about a three hour drive, but car trips with babies can be unpredictable at best. 😉
We woke up Friday morning, ate breakfast, played for a little bit, and then hopped in the car. We arrived at our hotel, the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, around noon. They recently renovated the entire hotel and I loved the new decor. Very modern and bright! We stayed here late last summer before the renovations and it is unrecognizable now!
Our room wasn’t quite ready, so we headed outside and grabbed a seat for lunch at Seacrest, one of the hotel’s restaurants. We had a nice little view of the pool area.
I had a portabella/veggie panini and fries. Sorry for the craptastic picture, but I left my camera in the car. The fries were so good, though!
After lunch we headed up to our suite. Once again, sorry for the pictures. I rushed around like a madwoman to take them because I knew I had about point 5 seconds before the boys would turn the space into their own personal playroom.
This is one of those “you don’t get out much, do you?” moments, but we thought the TV was sick. How clever, right? One TV for both rooms.
There are Keurigs in each room of the resort. We don’t even have that at the house! (<-Do I sound deprived? I am. Ryne, I want a Keurig!)
After checking out the room, we changed and headed to the beach. BEST MOMENT EVER = seeing Maddux touch the sand and ocean for the first time. Love that Buddha belly!
We returned to the room to find snacks and a note. Listen, they obviously know the way to my heart. DIP!
There were even a few surprises for M. He can’t fit in them yet, but now we have to plan another trip back so that he can wear them. Right?
We quickly cleaned ourselves up and got ready for dinner. We were going to leave the resort for food, but Maddux was already getting tired. Taking a tired baby out to dinner is like playing Russian roulette. Okay, that’s dramatic, but you get my point. We figured the closer we stayed to his crib, the better off we’d be. We headed downstairs to Heyward’s and were the first people there. The only people that eat earlier than the retirees are people with grumpy kids. That’s a fact. Here’s a nice, blurry photo of us to prove that we showered for dinner. Boom.
See, he was losing steam before we even ordered.
Mama got herself a mojito. My bad. The server really talked it up, so how could I say no? You’re right. I couldn’t.
Then we threw all caution to the wind and ordered the buffet. You know what’s worse than taking a sleepy baby out to eat? Ordering something that ensures you will either A) stay even longer and have a zombie baby or B) not get your money’s worth because your baby freaks the heck out.
Every possible crisis was averted by sharing my food with lil’ man. He had pasta, veggies, and mahi. The floor ate a healthy portion of food as well. I picked it all up, though, no worries. I seriously can’t be that mom that leaves the restaurant in shambles. I’ve served too many tables for that ridiculousness.
How can something so ugly taste so delicious? Thank you to the man that first decided to hack into a crab and eat it. Many, many thanks.
Couldn’t choose. Whoops. That’s the beauty of buffets, am I right?
We both agreed that the restaurant was better than any one we could have driven to. We were honestly shocked at how great the buffet was. The crab legs and blackened mahi stole the show, for sure.
We ended up putting Maddux to bed around 7 and hung out until my parents arrived. (They booked a room for Saturday-Monday, but decided to come up early. We decided to have a huge sleepover in our room. Fun stuff.) We took a walk when they got there and realized that there was a movie playing for the kids down by the pool. How sweet is that? If only Maddux had been a little older!
We crashed hard after about a five minute walk. I know. Why did we even leave the room? We’re so old. Anyway, I’ll recap the rest of the weekend later. I’ve rambled enough for now and y’all don’t deserve that much torture in one day. Have a great night! 🙂