A month ago we took Alexis on her very first cruise around the Bay and into the Gulf. Again, with the heat and the sun, it's very difficult to do anything outdoors with a small baby, but we decided that if we make it an early outing, it should be fine.
I had no clue as to how Alexis would react to the heat or the boat or the speed. It was a total shot in the dark.
We used out favorite Lavanila Baby Block and wore a UPF50+ swimsuit that my friend Elena bought as a present for Lexi.
We went slowly at first, wading through the bay to get to the open Gulf. She was fine as long as she was in the shade and then when we turned to face the morning sun, Andrew opened our super convenient Mutsy parasol that we brought along. She was starting to fuss and then we picked up some speed and Yeehaaawww! Lexi LOVED it! As soon as we were moving and the wind was blowing, she was a happy girl. She wasn't crazy for having to hear a lifevest, and because of the size of the boat, she technically didn't have to. But we felt more comfortable if she did, at least while we were moving fast.
We spent the rest of the time alternating between cruising and going really fast. She even had her first taste of beer. Just kidding, of course, but she definitely tried to, pretty forcefully. I had to get her attention with one of the boat gadgets, before she stuck her finger into the opening of the bottle.
So the picture below:
If you remember, the first time Lexi met J, she freaked out and cried for 30 minutes after he attempted to take her into his arms. We figured it was the beard. So this time, he purposefully let her touch his beard to show her that it was all cool. And while there were no tears, you can judge her reaction by the two photos at the bottom. haha!
Oh and here's some EYE CANDY for car lovers, which I once was, until I got pregnant and decided that my life is now too important to race around in fast vehicles. I still love beautiful cars, but just looking at them is enough nowadays 🙂