Well. Aren’t holidays with a toddler different? Don’t get me wrong, we had THE BEST time and she really loved it, but my goodness it was full on! There was no pool lounging or lazy tapas lunches like we’ve been accustomed to! Seeing her little face when we got to beach was incredible though so I wouldn’t change anything. It’s just one of those times when you really notice how things have changed.
Anyway, from the start! She was a little dream travelling there. I pulled her from her comfy bed at 4am and took her outside in the rain to travel to the airport but she just took it in her stride. On the plane she watched Ben and Holly, ate all her breakfast snacks and covered us in stickers. She was actually better behaved than me as I was shuffling and moaning about how uncomfortable I was!
We spent the week mostly at the swimming pool as she loved it so much. We developed a little routine where we would get up and out in the mornings, have a picnic lunch by the pool and go back to my grandparents for a siesta in the afternoons. We also went to the beach a few times and walked into the nearby town for food and a bit of shopping. We even managed to eat out on two evenings! There was a little train that went around the complex everyday and she loved having a ride on that.
We stayed with my grandparents, who live there, so Little Knight obviously doesn’t see them very often so it was really lovely seeing her relationship with them build. She’s only just started remembering them when she sees them so it was great to have so much quality time together.
She slept really well all week which I think is because our days were so full. Eating wasn’t too bad either really, ignoring the fact that she had multiple ice creams everyday. But that’s what holidays are all about!
The flight home was also really good. She fell asleep for the last 40 minutes as we landed at about 9:30pm. We only took hand luggage so we could go straight through to passport control and then home to bed.
She was really happy there (we had barely any tantrum moments) and we can’t wait to take her again. Although next time we’ll be a family of 4 so it’ll involve a bit more juggling!
Thanks for reading,
Knight Mummy x