So Moana had a fun weekend in Kona. And for the most part, she really was as good as an 11 month old could possibly be. I am always shocked at how adaptable and easy going she is.
I mentioned it in an earlier post before the race, but one challenge we had was getting her to sleep in the flimsy little crib. She did get the hang of it though after the first night. On the last night we were there she was so tired that she fell asleep with all the lights on while Scott was taking a shower and I was packing my bike. The safety blanket was a good thing to bring. She's all about that blanket.
The second real challenge was trying to figure out how to feed her without a highchair. Kathy suggested that I strap her down in her stroller to feed her. I tried that and it worked so much better- so thanks, Kathy, for your comment! Of course, I told Scott that strapping her down was the best way to feed her but did he follow my advice while I was out racing? Didn't think so. This is what she looks like when daddy feeds her.
My friends said that patio was an absolute MESS on Saturday. But on Sunday we went out to eat and that was much easier. She loves eating at restaurants. This is what she looks like when mommy feeds her.
Back to the patio... apparently this is where the gang hung out while I was out riding. It cracked me up to check out these pictures after the race and get an idea of what they were doing while I was cooking on the Queen K. Apparently, without mommy around, Moana goes topless.
Nalani fed her goldfish.
Moana liked the goldfish so much, she took them right out of Nalani's mouth.
And then she got to wear Nalani's hat.
My friends had a really solid nutrition plan for the day. At least Moana had a juice box.
Um, no idea what this is about. But it looks like fun!
Kathy was a huge help with Moana all day! Though I have to say, it's clear that Scott was the one who picked out Moana's outfit for the finish line. Why can men not figure out how to match clothes?
Anyway, obviously, she had a great weekend. It was really fun to have her there and I appreciate everyone's help. It really takes a village.
Those 5 days away took their toll on her though. She's been so tired the last few days here. I took her into Waikiki so I could swim with Marit today (story for another post) and walking back to the car, she just totally conked out. Clearly, she's still not caught up on sleep. Watching an Ironman is hard work, ya know.