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My Tsunami suit has arrived!

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I bought this suit from Splish and was so pumped when it arrived in the mail.  It’s a nice quality (thick lining and the stitching is sturdy).  I wasn’t sure what size to get based on their size chart so I ordered two suits – one in a 34 and another in a 36 – with plans to send one back.  The 36 ended up fitting perfectly. 


I have to admit.  My favorite part is the mini wave on the rear.  Winking smile


Thankfully, DadHTP (who now wants to be referred to as GDadHTP) came to my rescue today.  I came down with an intense case stay-at-home-mom crazies.  It doesn’t help that we’re a single-car family, and the Hus drove off with the stroller this morning, which means I am actually trapped at home.  GDadHTP came by, played with Henry for a bit, and drove us both to the gym so I could swim laps.  I swear, if I didn’t burn off some energy, I would’ve lost it.  Or scrubbed a hole in the baseboards. 


I did 1000 glorious yards.


Dad hung out with Henry in the rec room.  Three cheers for the best paps in the entire world.


Aren’t his new glasses stylin’?


Look what I spotted:  a healthy vending machine.


H.U.M.A.N stands for Helping United Mankind and Nutrition.  10% of the proceeds benefit organizations committed to fighting childhood obesity.  Pretty nifty to see a vending machine packed with Greek yogurt and Larabars.


Speaking of which… I should pull together something to eat!



  • M August 30, 2012, 3:14 pm

    You should do a post on what Henry will call your and K’s parents! Ie- granddad, pappy, pop pop, etc. I love hearing about that from other people!

    • CaitlinHTP August 30, 2012, 3:16 pm

      Well I think it is really up to the kid to decide but so far:

      DadHTP = Grandpa
      MomHTP= Grandma, Grandmama, JoJo (her name is Joy)
      MIL = Nan
      StepfatherIL = Pop

  • Alex @ Brain, Body, Because August 30, 2012, 3:17 pm

    That vending machine is really neat!

    Also, your dad looks like a super grandpa – juggling Henry, bottle, and book 🙂

  • Julia August 30, 2012, 3:17 pm

    Awesome new suit!

    I just have to type it out cause it bothers me: As a non-native speaker who had to learn the “if-clauses” by heart, I wanted to point out that it should be: “…if I hadn’t burned off some energy, I would’ve lost it.”
    Now I look like a smartass…Great…:-)

    • Jenn August 30, 2012, 6:48 pm

      Wow, I’m a grammar gal myself… but I think we have bigger fish to fry in the blogosphere than this. Let’s work on the correct usage of their, there, they’re maybe??

  • Courtney August 30, 2012, 3:24 pm

    Cool suit! I love the artwork on it 🙂

  • Lesley August 30, 2012, 3:24 pm

    That suit looks great on you!

  • Reenie August 30, 2012, 3:28 pm

    who now wants to be referred to as GDadHTP….. how sweet. Your new glasses look great GDadHTP ~ and you’re a natural with Henry =)

    Cute suit ~ looks great on you.

    Love the healthy vending machine too!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 30, 2012, 3:32 pm

    omg that vending machine is a dream!!!! And I love the suit!

  • Gina August 30, 2012, 3:53 pm

    Hmm I wonder what you would do about a spoon if you bought the yogurt lol

  • Lily August 30, 2012, 3:58 pm

    I love seeing how supportive and loving your dad is with his grandson. What a guy! Everyone should be so lucky 🙂

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life August 30, 2012, 3:59 pm

    Love the suit and you look fab! Aren’t GDad’s the best!! My son is lucky to have two amazing Grandpa’s that not only love and adore him but help us out in major ways whenever they can. Give your paps a pat on the back from me! 🙂

  • Natalie August 30, 2012, 4:10 pm

    I am in love with that vending machine!! I wonder if there’s a way to get it in the school I teach at?

  • Nicole August 30, 2012, 4:15 pm

    No mother need be trapped at home due to a lack of strollers.

    • CaitlinHTP August 30, 2012, 4:17 pm

      Sigh. I have a wrap, it’s also in the car… Fail.

  • Sarah August 30, 2012, 4:16 pm

    Super cute suit!!!!

  • Johanna B August 30, 2012, 4:24 pm

    Wow Larabars in a vending machine. How cool is that!

  • Amanda August 30, 2012, 4:27 pm

    I love that suit. You look awesome.

    Your dad is super sweet. I’m glad that you have the time and help to exercise.

  • Tricia August 30, 2012, 4:28 pm

    That is one awesome vending machine!

  • Beks August 30, 2012, 4:35 pm

    Want that vending machine at my work! The healthiest options we have are trail mix and bottled water. 🙁

  • Annette@FitnessPerks August 30, 2012, 4:48 pm

    OH my goodness! Love that vending machine!! WAHOO!

    Cute suit, by the way. And nice job getting in some exercise & letting off steam 😉

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 30, 2012, 4:51 pm

    Those vending machines look awesome! Amazing idea.

    Yay for awesome grandpas! 🙂

  • Jana August 30, 2012, 5:01 pm

    Ah man… these suits look so awesome. I had to close the page again because there were like 15 suits I’d buy instantly. Also, shipping to my little corner of the world would be $15 plus customs, so… maybe for my next birthday?

    (G)DadHTP rocks, btw. But you already know that. 🙂

  • Samantha @ Mama Notes August 30, 2012, 5:10 pm

    I am so happy for you that you got a new swim suit and that you have a great dad to allow you to go swimming! I know that must have felt amazing. I also love that vending machine. So cool!!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well August 30, 2012, 5:25 pm

    What a fun swim suit – looks great! Also, I have never seen such a delicious and healthy vending machine – love it!

  • Sarah August 30, 2012, 5:43 pm

    You look beautiful in your swimsuit!

  • MomHTP August 30, 2012, 5:56 pm

    Hi Sweetie, You make that swim suit rock. All the exercise, plus a tri, is really paying off on “return of the pre-preg body”. I love the fun ocean wave suit.

  • Rebecca August 30, 2012, 6:04 pm

    Those vending machines you talked about should definitely be all over the place and especially in schools!

  • Trish August 30, 2012, 6:29 pm

    Looking cute in the suit! 🙂

    And love you dad!!! What a good grandfather he is. It’s little wonder you turned out so well. 🙂

  • Leslie August 30, 2012, 6:42 pm

    Cute suit! I agree with your mom. You are rocking it. Caitlin both your parents seems so sweet. I like Jojo for you mom, I hope Henry picks it for her. My granddaughters call me LaLa and I love that they chose that name for me.

  • Stephanie August 30, 2012, 6:43 pm

    I have never seen a healthy vending machine like that before. Awesome!

  • Kelly August 30, 2012, 7:20 pm

    OMG I wish I could get one of those vending machines at the school I work at! That would be amazing. Also, I think the super graphic “no diving” sign is pretty hilarious.

  • Sheryl August 30, 2012, 7:48 pm

    Awww… Your dad sounds amazing! What a neat relationship you two have!!

  • Micaela August 30, 2012, 7:58 pm

    As a card carrying member of the BTC, I’m really curious about how those togs (that’s what we call swimsuits in New Zealand 🙂 stack up on the support spectrum. Do you feel like you are held in enough by them? I’m super keen to buy Splish togs but I don’t want to get some that I feel uncomfortable in.

  • April August 30, 2012, 8:35 pm

    Ahhhh my heart melts seeing your Dad with Henry….the sweetest pic ever:). I love your suit, adorable!

  • Pam August 30, 2012, 8:58 pm

    I love how much GDadHTP loves Henry and you – he looks like a total natural with him.

  • Lindsay @ Fuel My Family August 30, 2012, 9:14 pm

    that vending machine looks amazing! They should have those in schools!

  • L. August 30, 2012, 9:19 pm

    The suit looks cute but on the hanger the legs look high-cut but on you they look normal in terms of how high the cut is on your leg. Kind of a surprise there.

    I am amazed that when you take pics of the pool, it’s always empty! Are other people just not swimming when you are? I wish I had a local pool that was that uncrowded. I would probably opt for the high gym fees if the was the case were I live in the winter months.

    I give you kudos for swimming those laps. We have an in-ground pool (our own) that we can enjoy June-August. I am not a triathlete but I have been swimming two to three times per week, 30 lengths of our pool. Given the size of our pool (which would be about 40 feet or 13 yards long) that would add up to your swimming 80 lengths of our pool at 1,000 yards. Now that the temperature in pool is cooling off dramatically, we only get in one per week and I have a difficult time just doing the 30 lengths. So, great that you can swim that far cuz I can’t! Especially if I haven’t done it for a week. I hate when our pool tanks and I it’s too cold to swim.

  • Kristen @ The Balanced Bowl August 30, 2012, 9:20 pm

    Wow…I really need to research that vending machine! I usually don’t even look at them…but that should be in every school and workplace.

    Love the swim suit too. 🙂

  • Sarah August 30, 2012, 9:26 pm

    Love the suit!
    I’m also super jealous of that healthy vending machine!!!

  • Julianna @ Julianna Bananna August 30, 2012, 9:48 pm

    love your suit! & i would seriously KILL to see those vending machines in more places! it would be perfect in the airport (since it’s usually a challenge to put together a good healthy meal there) or in the gym!

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 30, 2012, 10:57 pm

    What an awesome vending machine! My gym doesn’t have a vending machine but one of their other locations used to have a vending machine with the “usual” (and unhealthy) snacks. Never made sense to me for a gym…

  • Jen August 30, 2012, 11:32 pm

    Your Dad is just the cutest…so nice that he is close by now!!! Also, cute suit – you look FANTASTIC! I wish that we had that vending machine at work (along with an adult-sized jumper). 🙂

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction August 30, 2012, 11:36 pm

    I have never seen one of those vending machines! What a neat idea! How nice of your dad to help you out…it’s the little things 🙂

  • Christine @ BookishlyB August 30, 2012, 11:58 pm

    I’m sure you know and realize it, but you are so lucky to have a dad who’s around/living and is great with babies. Jack. Pot.

  • Corrie Anne August 31, 2012, 12:42 am

    CUTE suit!! I’d be so excited if I saw that healthy vending machine!!!!!

  • Jane August 31, 2012, 12:58 am

    Wow! Is that vending machine in uptown Charlotte? Or where? I want to see it!

  • Marie-Sophie August 31, 2012, 3:11 am

    Could you please send this vending machine over to Germany so I can place it in my office ??? 🙂 You have an awesome dad!

  • Luna665 August 31, 2012, 3:44 am

    You look fantastic in that swimming suit!!!I love the image, I actually have an obsession with Hokusai 🙂
    Your dad is so sweet, your relationship is precious 🙂

  • Paola August 31, 2012, 4:45 am

    Love that you got the Hokusai suit in the end! The others were lovely and fun, but I adore this particular print!

  • hayley August 31, 2012, 5:20 am

    Your dad is adorable, a trip out of the house (and some exercise!) makes all the difference in the world, eh.

    Whilst I would defiantly prefer to eat from that vending machine than a regular one I think we should be really wary about claims of “fighting childhood obesity”. These programs tend to be unsuccessful longeterm in decreasing children’s BMI, add to the already huge stigma of being overweight as a child and have the potential to encourage eating disorders. (Here’s a more eloquent discussion It’s great to encourage kids to be active but am I the only one who finds it really sad to hear the messages that are being sent to our kids when the are even just a tiny bit outside the BMI standards?

  • Kelly August 31, 2012, 7:00 am

    I wish our teacher’s lounge had a vending machine like that!!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 31, 2012, 7:38 am

    Aww your dad is so helpful! It must be amazing to have him so close by.

    Now THAT is what vending machines should look like! I’m so impressed!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 31, 2012, 10:53 am

    I’m a SAHM too in a one car family (my hubby uses his scooter whenever he can) and just this week I accidentally left the stroller in car when he took it….I felt like I was going to suffocate! I spent the afternoon outside in the yard and that helped.

  • Sally August 31, 2012, 11:00 am

    Your dad is the best/cutest! Super jeals!

  • Julie August 31, 2012, 11:38 am

    Ha ha! I noticed the little wave on the butt of the suit & thought it was super cute, too. 😛

    And that was VERY nice of your dad to come to your rescue!

  • Shauna@Pleasure, not Punishment August 31, 2012, 12:37 pm

    That suit is so SUPER cute! WANT!

  • Amber K August 31, 2012, 1:09 pm

    Cute suit! Glad you got some swim time in.

  • Liza August 31, 2012, 4:43 pm

    I am so jealous of how involved your dad is. I always imagined my dad would be the same way (he was always really good with babies), but he developed early onset dementia last year. It breaks my heart that he doesn’t have any grandchildren yet…and now he will never really have any. Or at least if he does, he will never really know them and they will never really know him.
    I am sure you know how lucky you are, but everyone needs reminding sometimes I think.

    • Jen September 1, 2012, 2:40 am

      Sending love and prayers to you & your family, Liza!

      • Liza September 1, 2012, 9:07 am

        Thanks Jen.

        • Caitlin September 1, 2012, 9:27 am

          I hope you got my email Liza <3 thinking of you!

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