Palm Springs

Ryan, Aidan & I spent this past weekend in Palm Springs with Ryan’s parents, his sister and Giulia, a friend from Italy who is visiting the states.  On Friday, it was a painful drive after work from Los Angeles to La Quinta where we were staying, but once we got there, it was a huge relief to get out of the car.  As with all desert climates, the temperature in La Quinta never dipped below 120 degrees and at one point on Saturday afternoon, the pool was so hot, you couldn’t even swim to get some relief from the heat!

The house we rented was on Lake La Quinta by one of the many golf courses; we had access to a boat so we boated around a bit. Aidan hated wearing the life jacket, but then calmed down once we sat him on the floor of the boat with some toys.

On Saturday morning, while Ryan & his dad got up early to beat the heat and golf, Aidan and I leisurely got out of bed and then made our way to the pool. Aidan is such a big boy now, he loves sitting on the edge of the pool and then jumping into my arms after I count: “ready, steady, go!” He’s pretty good at going underneath the water and holding his breath. The best part about this pool was they had a small Aidan-sized pool connected to the jacuzzi.  It was shallow enough so that he could stand and I could sit, both of us in the water up to our shoulders. He loved standing here and splashing the water, it was definitely the perfect pool set up for the A-man.

We spent about an hour in the pool on Saturday and towards the end of our playtime, he walked over to me while we were still in the shallow pool and put his arms around me.  It was a very sweet hug, but then he surprisingly laid his head on my shoulder and looked at the palm trees swaying up above.  I sang to him about the doggie in the window and we stayed like that for about 10 minutes.

When he was thoroughly pruned and lips turning blue, he motioned to climb out of the water. I wrapped him in a big towel and then we cuddled some more in the shade.  It was the perfect weekend get-away.

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One Response to “Palm Springs”

  1. Kristina Tasker says:

    Awww, the perfect mommy-baby boy moment. So sweet.

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