Posted April 29th, 2012, 09:17 AM
Friday morning. We got up and moving around 7:30. We were out on the pool deck by 8. I was shocked. Our plan was to get 2 chairs and an umbrella at the pool deck for a few hours. NONE were available and only about 8-9 people were sitting in that area. It made me so sad. That was one of my check boxes for the cruise. Oh well. We got great seats by the hot tub in the kidz zone which put us closer to the baby splash zone, but in the sun. The baby splash zone chairs are all in the shade which is nice if that's what you're looking for!
DH went up to the windjammer and got a huge plate of breakfast for us to share! I put sunscrean on me and the baby. Around 9 I ran back to our room to call my parents room to tell them where we were but they werent there. I did get my brother and told him he could have the baby's seat at the pool (little did he know- haha)! 9 am was our rule. not to call before 9am to their room/our room after 9pm unless we knew each other were up or an emergency. Well I started thinking when I hung up the phone...I bet I know where to find my parents...and I did find them in Johnny Rocket's with their coffee....predictable!!
Dad was heading to the gym, mom to the jogging track. She wanted to come see the baby first though so she followed me back. When I got back he was rubbing his eyes like he was tired. I was thinking...after all that work you're gonna get sleepy on me buddy but before I could say anything mom offered to take him in the stroller around the jogging track with her!! YAY!
Brother joined us and we got a laugh out of his chair but there was another one on the other side of us available. The kids area didnt fill up early which surprised me! We all enjoyed quiet time with our books/ipods and then Dad came and joined us. By about 10/10:30 it was starting to get pretty hot in the sun and mom and baby were still MIA so my brother, DH and I went to the solarium to our favorite pool! We went for just under 30 minutes (we are rule followers and didnt leave our chairs longer than 30). When we got back mom, dad, baby were all there! We played at the baby splash zone. Mom said he only napped for about 20 minutes the whole time they were gone. So we didnt play for long and then DH and I took him to the room and we all took a nap! We planned with the family to meet at the Allure Dunes area at 12:30.
When we got there we decided to eat first. Brother, Mom, and Dad went to the windjammer (mom still hadnt been there). DH, baby and I went to wipe out cafe. okay okay moment of truth on why we split up. DS has a adorable pair of shorts with surf boards and I wanted a picture of him with the surf board seats in his surf shorts!! yes, I am a nerd like that!!!
I enjoyed the food there though. Everyone was in bathing suits for the most part though. I went back for strawberry soft serve before we headed to putt putt.
We walked into the elevator area of deck 15 aft and about to walk up the steps to the windjammer and they were already on the way down. perfect timing!!
Mom, brother, DH and I played a round of putt putt. The baby sat with my dad and watched. My brother won! After putt putt we decided it was DS turn for all the attention so we took him to the babies and tots area to play. We also signed him up for babysitting for the night. I was determined to have a peaceful dinner!! ha!