We all went on our first family trip at the end of September.  We went to Sanibel Island which sits off the coast of Ft. Myers on the gulf side of Florida.  This was Chase’s first airplane trip and like most things in his life so far, he proved to be a well behaved and happy traveler, despite cutting 3 teeth in the time we were there.  We had a fantastic time, but I learned the new reality of traveling, it really isn’t that relaxing with a child.  I was very thankful to have my parents and sister with us, so despite all of their much appreciated help, I still had a 10 ½ month old with me.

My family has been going down to Sanibel since my sister was Chase’s age, so it was really cool to share the experience with him.  I was also able to spend the longest amount of time I have spent with him since I was on maternity leave.  As usual, Brad was an enormous help and enjoyed himself too.  We all (including Chase) came back sporting some great tans.  Here are a couple of shots from vacation.