For A's second birthday, we decided to take her to Genova down the Italian Rivera for some sights and lots of fun. Baby E was only a month old. We took the train 4 hours out down to the old harbor. She is really into mermaids and fish, as well as may other animals. I booked us a hotel room over the water and we had a pirate ship right out of our "back door". We had a nice balcony with seaside view and pirate ship view. It was very interesting, and a lot of fun. A would sit out there while I nursed E and just talk about all the people walking along and the ship. We did get to take her to see the ship and climb on it. She loved it. There was a mermaid carving on the ship as well, so she spotted that immediately. Not far from our hotel was a nice little park. It was the smallest little jungle gym possible, but it was perfect for A. It was basic, which is what she likes. We brought her out there to play one day. Then not far from that was a carnival type thing that is always set up. They have some blow up bouncy castles and slides as well as a few small rides. She was dying to "play" and since the trip was for her, we of course stopped and let her play. She loved the bouncy castle and slide combo so so much. More than I ever expected. She stayed on that thing for a good bit. The weather was perfect. Nice and warm without being too windy or hot for either of the kids. Mr. Man and I also took some time for ourselves. We ordered room service quiet a bit and walked around the town during nap times while the kids slept in the stroller. We found some interesting things, like bars and clubs as well as back alleys with cool cafes and stuff. It was neat and fun. We all enjoyed ourselves. Both babies did really well, and it was a nice break for all of us. I will insert some pictures from it now.
The pirate ship outside our hotel room.
A putting makeup on her Daddy. He was such a trooper about this.
When we entered the aquarium, she was so excited. I bought her a book.
Looking at the penguins. This was a hot spot.
They also had a butterfly house.
As soon as we entered our hotel room, both girls tested out the bed! KING SIZE, too!
The little park. Can't you tell she loves it?
On the ship.
Each day we walked back to the hotel room like this. E sleeping the bassinet part in the back and A passed out in the front.
E was our navigator most of the trip. She was such a good traveler!
Hope you enjoyed!! :)