Its good to be back. Jon and I were more than ready to come home by about day 8. We had a lot of fun and did some really cool stuff but it was great to get home. Some highlights: We got to watch a movie on a big screen on one of the beaches at night; like a drive-in (which I've always wanted to do!) but laying on beach chairs! We had a couple of great snorkeling trips and saw a sea turtle and a huge moray eel and even some baby squid. We had quite the adventurous ATV ride along the rocky north side of the island with huge waves crashing in, through the pouring rain at a couple points and through these crazy thorn bushes that I still have scratches all over my arms from! I'll post some more pictures tomorrow...Jon's been working from his computer nonstop today so I can't get them right now.
Our reunion with Bennett was great. We had 2 days of travelling (our flights were free so we couldn't be picky!). We spent some of Valentine's day in Miami and had plenty of time to leave the airport and go to the beach, then stayed overnight in Dallas and flew home the next morning. We picked him up from the Colyer's and he was definitely happy to see us, although he had kind of a mild reaction. He just got a big smile on his face and gave us big hugs. He was extremely clingy all day today and even said, "Mommy home" a couple times which was so sweet and sad.
He's always been a good talker for his age but it was fun to actually notice the progress he made in 10 days. I couldn't believe how much better he was saying things. He's talking in 3 word sentences now (before it was mostly just 2). Today he said, "ladybug! see it?" while pointing at one and at lunch we were both eating peas and he said, "mommy peas too". He can say his name clearly now (before it was meh-meh) and is saying so many words that he couldn't say before. Sorry, I'll quit being a mom and boring you with these things :)
I'm still recovering from the two nights in a row of 5 hours of sleep and didn't lift a finger on housework today other than feeding, diapering and clothing. I promised Jon I'd get back to work tomorrow!!