We bought Cole a little inflatable bed to sleep on for our travels this summer. He hasn't slept in anything except a crib or pack-n-play, so we were a little nervous about how this was going to go. We didn't have any other options though because he's too big for the pack-n-play anymore. Well, the first night was a pretty tough one. It took him an hour and a half to fall asleep. We tried everything...laying down with him, laying beside the bed, leaving him by himself, letting him lay in our bed, but nothing was working. The last thing I did was sit on the couch beside his bed and just put him back down when he got up for the millionth time. He finally laid down and went to sleep!
My Mom didn't have too much trouble getting Cole to nap. She did the same thing and sat right by him and got him calmed down. He went to sleep fairly quickly after that. After Cole woke up from his nap, my Mom brought him out to the golf course for the last two holes. He was NOT very good! It was partly my own fault for letting him out of the stroller. We learned our lesson there. He literally tried to run out to Stacy on the golf course and started screaming.
Tony and Cole were both sporting their Master's polos from Stacy though! At least Cole looked the part.
We finished pretty late in the day on Friday and were ready to get something to eat. We picked a pizza place in the area which reminded my parents of a place called Crust in The Woodlands. I think the name of this one was Palios Pizza. It was really good though. We just hung out in the hotel room the rest of the evening and played with Cole. He went to bed in about 20 minutes this night! He did awesome!
Saturday morning, Stacy was playing in the morning. Cole was loving staying in the hotel and was playing in the suitcases that morning.
We played cars while we were waiting for Tony to order all the food. He's such a nice Dad!
That evening, Cole had some guest readers for bed time stories!
We needed to get some lunch and just couldn't pass up an In-N-Out Burger! Cole and I got grilled cheeses while Tony got his huge burger and lots of fries for everyone! I think Cole had more fries than anything.
We had a good time getting out of town and seeing my family for a few days. The hardest part about traveling with a toddler is eating out every meal, without a doubt. We've gotten a little more used to the fact that we are on a schedule and no one else is...we just usually don't eat out so much and have to worry about Cole sitting and making it through. Cole did a great job after the first night with sleeping on his new bed. He would fall asleep in like 15-20 minutes and wouldn't wake up until around 7:00 the next morning. We can live with that! We know the next golf trips we have planned will be a little bit easier because we'll be staying at houses and will have a little more space to work with. It was a learning trip for us, but worth it to see my parents and Stacy. We even got to watch Stacy play and enjoyed walking the course in nice weather.