Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Aruba Day Four: Notes from the Happy Island

With my crispy back and the fact that we've been in the Arubian sun for two days straight, we decided today was an off day from the beach.
We spent most of it indoors.
We took a ride to the main city and had breakfast at a quaint eatery and then went back to the resort where TG spent the time playing in the room or walking around the resort lobby.
The nice thing about having a toddler is climbing up stairs or walking across a lobby with shops is entertaining. It also can take a good chunk of time as their little feet can only move so fast.
TG also asked to see the 'cleanup trucks' so we went back to the construction site we discovered yesterday where she not only saw the two trucks from yesterday but she also saw a dumpster truck.
Afterwards, we took a dunk in the 'big bath tub' and she met up with Max again.
She took a 2.5 hour nap afterwards and woke up at 6pm ready for more exploration.
DH took the day to study. TG and I went out walking again and came back with dinner. What we didn't realize was their was a mini supermarket on the other side of the resort. It was better off that DH went outside though as the prices are pretty high for simple provisions.
Last night TG fell asleep at 7pm, missing dinner. She woke up briefly at 10pm requesting 'cheese'. I gave her a piece of cheese and she fell asleep with it in her hand. As I tried to extricate it she said, "No." and proceeded to eat it slowly, in her sleep. I'm not joking. Even DH witnessed it. Then she asked for milk and then fell back to sleep. She woke up at 8:30am ready for breakfast. She aet nearly an entire egg, a piece of cheese and some whole wheat bunny crackers.
DH and I had conversation yesterday where he reminded me that I needed to be more appreciative of what we have and stop thinking of what we don't. It came up when he showed me that he had two belts on accidently. I exclaimed that I was worried about him yesterday. He said that instead of thinking of how he forgot the juice I requested, I should be thankful that he comes back with a delicious meal.
He's right. It's one of those things I dislike about others and I should be less like that.
Oh, I didn't mention this but AF came of course. I think it came yesterday. I am not a happy camper.