Monday, July 29, 2013

Our little Staycation at Lansdowne Resort

With all of our friends gone the entire month of July I knew we would need something fun to do. A Certifikid deal (it's like Groupon but for kid stuff) came around for Lansdowne resort in Leesburg. Ja and I had been there a couple times for PwC Christmas parties so we knew a little bit about it. We were excited to swim in the pools and spend time in a hotel which is Macy's all-time favorite thing. Whenever we stay at a hotel and go do an activity somewhere else she begs to return to the hotel. 

So in only 50 minutes we were at our hotel having a great time. We pretty much spent the whole time in the pool. The weather was extremely hot that week so the pool water was about 90 degrees. Not too refreshing but we still had fun. 

The main pool has a beach entry which was perfect for Anna. She could crawl around and be in the water at the same time. She did  great and was happy in the few inches of water. 

We took advantage of their fire pit and made s'mores. It was 90 degrees outside so the fire wasn't really necessary but the kids had fun. Ja was sweating up a storm just sitting by the fire. 

I even let Anna have some. She was pretty happy about it. 

She didn't get too messy either. 

Our chocolate melted just from sitting outside so Macy enjoyed licking it out of the wrapper. She had a great chocolate beard going on but she wouldn't let me take a picture of it. 

We only stayed two nights. The first night I slept in the same bed as Macy. She is a mover and was kicking me and trying to lie horizontally across the bed. We both woke up a few times because of it. The second night she said she wanted the bed to herself. She probably thought I was the one waking her up. Anna woke up a few times but we think she was just uncomfortable. Those pack n play mattress' are terrible. The next night we put another blanket in there and she slept better. 

The second day Macy and I went to the local mall to hide out from the sun while Anna napped and Ja worked. There was a carousel there which she rode. I love this picture because I actually captured a genuine Macy smile! She didn't want me to stand next to her but to wait outside the gate. Little miss independent all of the sudden. She waved at me and gave me a big smile each time she came around. It's funny how little things like that melt my heart. 

We brought back lunch for Ja and then went back out to the pool. 

Macy wanted a family photo shoot:

The first night Macy refused to eat dinner. The second night she ate almost 3 whole sliders! And some fries. I don't know how she survives only eating every other day. 

 That night Macy was refusing to get in the bath or shower. We compromised saying she could paint our nails then get in the bath. I bought new nail polish and she wanted to paint Ja's nails so we turned it into a win-win situation. Well, maybe not for Ja. 

On our way back home we stopped for lunch as our last hurrah. It's so fun spending time with our little family. The girls are great travelers and I can't wait to do it again!

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