Just over a week ago, Jude and I packed our bags,
And said bye bye to Dada.
We flew together 11 hours from Taipei to San Francisco.
It was a long, exhausting journey but I knew it was the last time before baby #2 that I could fly solo with Jude. Thankfully my Mom met us in San Fran and helped us fly the rest of the way to Ohio. I could dedicate a whole post to flying along, with a toddler, 27 weeks pregnant. It wasn’t easy but we survived.
Touching down in Ohio and seeing Grandpa was a great feeling. We made it. No more flying (until we return to Taipei on the 25th).
We spent the first few days hanging out around the house,
Catching up on all the sleep we missed out on.
We hit a local playground,
And ate custard ice cream.
Jude loves helping Grandma in the kitchen.
And with the clean-up after.
And watching cartoons on Grandpa’s giant TV.
We made a trip to Target for diapers and ran into Scout there.
And then in Grandma’s office we ran into St. Jude.
Jude’s not a big fan of shopping so thankfully a lot of the malls also have a kids play area.
And a frozen yogurt store is never far away.
Grandma and Grandpa have been helping with mealtimes, diaper changes, and his nightly routine – which has been a nice break for me.
We headed over to Aunt Jen’s and Uncle Rob’s one hot afternoon for a pool party.
They have a perfect little area in the pool where Jude could stand up and play in the fountains.
He got to venture out into the deep end in his float.
We had to lure him out of the pool with snacks.
Breakfast with Grandpa has been one of Jude’s favorite times of the day. Grandpa shares his fruit and cheerios.
We took a ride with Grandma one afternoon out to Fairport Harbor beach and played in the sand.
And a little bit in the surf.
He’s had lots of treats like McDonald’s,
One of the best things has just been being outside in comfortable weather, running around in the grass – something he doesn’t get to do in Taipei.
It’s been a real treat for both of us.
To be continued…