|We woke to a beautiful sunrise!|
Ayden was up and at 'em at around 6 am so we enjoyed our usual Saturday morning hang out time.
And then started our day of hanging out and keeping cool!
|Ayden's "pool" was the talk of the reunion :)|
After we ate, the rest of the afternoon was spent keeping cool. Ayden napped even more than usual, I suppose sleep was his escape from the heat.
I also made sure that I nursed him more often than usual so he'd stay hydrated and let him try some water from a bottle first time, which he loved!
The best part of the weekend was that most of my extended family got to meet Ayden for the first time. Since I can pretty much get him to smile on command, they've all seen tons of smiley pictures of him on Facebook and everyone's first question was, "is he ALWAYS happy?" Our answer is always, "Oh he has his moments! We just don't think it's as fun to take/post pictures of him during those moments." He had plenty of smiles for everyone today, though, and melted everyone's hearts.
We ended up cutting our weekend short. The heat drove everybody home early and we didn't want to be the only ones left camping tonight. We were bummed but decided having a full day at home tomorrow was more appealing than camping another night all alone. As we were packing everything up, David and I were reflecting on how well Ayden did. Considering that we were in 104* weather (we stayed in shade and there was an amazing breeze that took the edge off, but still...), he slept well, napped well, ate well and stayed in a relatively good mood the whole time. The more we do this kind of thing the more conditioned he'll become to enduring a little less than comfortable conditions in the name of fun and adventure.