Hi there friends. I hope your week is off to an excellent start. While I appreciated my budget Chromebook for getting me through a week without my MacBook Pro, I sure am glad to have it back. My first stop after arriving in Charlotte yesterday was the Apple Store to pick up my laptop.
PRIME DAY SMARTWATCH SHOPPING
Speaking of my $150 Amazon laptop purchase and Apple, I’ve been doing some Prime Day shopping! Remember how I smashed my Apple Watch screen in Jamaica? Well, I held out on ordering another smartwatch because I had a feeling they would be on sale during Prime Day…and they are! I scored an Apple Watch Series 3 for just $199 by shopping first thing Monday morning. I had a $10 Prime Day discount on my account from shopping at Whole Foods and a $25 credit for something I had returned so I ended up getting the watch for $164. Can’t beat that. The deal is no longer available on Amazon but you can get the Series 3 at Walmart for $199 right now. They’re matching the price! 🙂
Related, there are some great Prime Day deals on Garmin watches too (you can get a basic Forerunner 35 for $85 and a Vivoactive for $149). I actually think I’m also going to order one to try out. I can’t decide if I want to stick with the Apple Watch or switch to a Garmin…or have one of each. Haha. I mostly use my smart watch for running and fitness and don’t use a lot of apps or anything. I love that Garmin tends to be much more dependable and accurate with GPS tracking and offers some great running data that the Apple Watch doesn’t. I also like that it holds a charge for 4-5 days whereas you have to charge an Apple Watch daily. I struggle with the switch though because I like how my Apple Watch/iPhone/MacBook all integrate together so seamlessly. Any thoughts or feedback to share??? I get asked ALL THE TIME about Apple Watch versus other running and fitness watches so any insight you can share in the comments would be helpful for others.
Okay, enough tech + shopping talk. I have some fun photos from our long weekend in Florida for you.
My favorite photo…maybe of all time. I am 100% framing this one. It is the most amazing thing to see my brother’s girls and Finn together. They are so good with him and I couldn’t love these three more if I tried.
Another photo that makes my heart so happy. Finn adores my grandmother (all of the great grands love Mema!). While she can’t get down in the floor and play with him, she still finds the most creative and sweet ways to interact with him. On this trip Finn loved bringing her books to read and also playing patty cake. He would walk up to her and clap his hands together and ask to be picked up. I’m not sure how many hundreds of times they patty caked.
This little dude is a BEACH BABY! He has no fear of the sand or the water. He’s actually a little TOO comfortable with the water. I have a feeling that I won’t sit down at the beach for many years to come.
This tricycle is a life saver for getting Finn around. We use it for walks and also to go back and forth to the pool and beach. He loves riding in it! It’s a four-in-one trike that will grow with him.
When we’re in Florida Finn’s wake time stays on EST so we’re almost always up by 6a. I love being up and getting out for a walk while things are quiet and before it gets too hot.
The only bummer of our trip was that Finn got pink eye. It came on so quickly…literally within hours. Luckily, I caught it early and was able to get in and out of an urgent care to get some ointment. It started clearing up quickly and never got too bad.
Can’t wait for our August visit! 🙂
Are you doing any Prime Day shopping?
Any must-have beach gear for 1-2 year olds? Things that make life easier?
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