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A Very Kaufman Thanksgiving

You know who writes about their Thanksgiving in January? I do. Why? Well November was filled with trying to write a book in 30 days and December was my busiest month since I opened my own business

Don't get me wrong, both of these were both very good things, but they left zero time for things like blogging about our awesome Thanksgiving trip to Catalina.

We stayed at the Hotel Catalina in one of their rooms with a kitchenette.

The place was gigantic. And it had a shower. And a couch. Two of them.

For boat dwellers, we felt like we were staying in the Ritz.

There was a real sink, with hot, running water. Oh, and a full-sized fridge with a FREEZER. 

I immediately went to the store and bought Ben & Jerry's. Then I ate some every night for dessert.

The view from our room was awesome. My shoulders are relaxing just looking at that photo again.

Cora settled right in. She whirled her arms in circles with all the free space available in the apartment. 

And then....she discovered the remote controls.

We don't have a TV on the boat, nor do we have remotes.

There were four of them. FOUR! Since we never let her play with phones, or laptops, or the like, when we handed her the remotes to go crazy with, she carried them around as if they were her own special treasure.

If she could have carried all four AND drunk her milk at the same time, she would have.

I could honestly post 10 more pictures of Cora playing with the remotes. The kid was entranced. 

Oooh see that crib behind her? 

It's a Phil & Ted's Traveller Crib. It's super lightweight and easy to assemble. Thank you to our friend Tita for letting us borrow it!

Cora had her first taste of ice cream.

She was into it for about 2 seconds. Then the seagull you see behind my head caught her attention and she moved on.

Thanksgiving dinner was about as low stress as possible (besides that little freak out by Miss Cora Bear above.) Chicken salad, butternut squash soup, wine, and ice cream for dessert.

That's my kind of holiday. We're making it a Kaufman family tradition to get out of dodge for either Thanksgiving or Christmas every year. Soo much more relaxing!

A special thanks to our babysitter (and friend) Taylor who came out for the last part of the weekend to help watch Cora. I have to give a hats off to Eric for thinking of that idea. Major husband points right there. I'll be writing another post about having Taylor along over on www.finchfound.com soon.

My favorite parts of the holiday?

1) Hanging out with these two.

2) Relaxing on a REAL couch.

3) And being in Avalon. I LOVE that town.

Happy Thanksgiving (in January) everyone!


Our Baby Realtor | Real Estate Agent Halloween Costume

More pics of Cora's Halloween costume are up on FinchFound. Happy Halloween!



Cora's First Easter on the Boat

Cora helped us get ready for Easter by playing on the cabin sole (next to her new baby gate, updates to come!) and drinking her milk like a big girl.

We didn't have rubber bands (to make those cool stripes you can do). So....

We used zipties. Okay, it kinda worked. I'll be better prepared next year.

On Easter Sunday Cora got to have breakfast with her four favorite people. Mom, Dad, Dinah, and Grand Stan.

Her little Easter dress was from her Aunt Sariah.

Dinah and Grand Stan leave on Tuesday. We will miss them so much.

When we got back from breakfast, the Easter Bunny had come. How did the bunny know that I like Robin's Eggs, Eric likes Tic Tacs, and Cora likes toy ducks? How?

Girl babies should wear blue more often. 

After opening our baskets, Eric and I had an Easter egg hunt. I hid eggs topsides and he hid them below decks. Then we switched and tried to find them all. 

Eggs look so cute tucked away on a boat. Where else can you hide them onboard? Here, let me show you.

Happy Easter everyone. Enjoy springtime, chocolate, and time with your family.

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