Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mexican Vacation 2012

After so many months of planning and waiting, we finally went on vacation last week.  You can read my review, HERE.

The kids were excited to ride on an airplane.  While they've all flown before, Kanin is really the only one who remembers it.  We got up around 4:30am and drove to the airport so we could check in by 6:00am.

After a 3 hour flight, we landed in Cancun.  We then rode about an hour on a charter bus to the resort. 

We checked in and received a welcome cocktail and a cool, damp cloth.

The kids had never seen the ocean before and they loved it.  This was my favorite part of vacation to see my babies swimming in the ocean.

There was a cenote, naturally-formed pond, right on the property.  The fish were washed in with the big waves and we could snorkel in it.  We went down several times and fed the fish.

The swings at the beach bar were a big hit.  You could sit on them and look out at the ocean.  When the tides were high, the waves from the ocean would hit up and splash our feet.

Everyone had fun with these little sand crabs.  They were all over the beach.

All of the kids loved the pools, too.  They spent hours and hours swimming.

The town of Puerto Aventuras had a marina where you could swim with dolphins, manatees, sea lions, and stingrays.  It was short walk from the resort and we walked up there a couple of times to look at the marine life, shop, and eat.

Scott got the kids head flashlights so we could look for crabs at night.

Kanin and Daddy played baseball on the beach.

Caleb and Gracie loved the trampoline.

The Explorer's Club was a big hit with Caleb and Grace.

Kanin went snorkeling for the first time and loved it.  He even got to hold a starfish.

 Even though we were a little disappointed in our resort, we had a great time together.  It was so good just to spend an entire week and do nothing but focus on each other.


  1. You pictures looks awesome... and the kids look like they had enough fun not to notice the down sides of the resort. Caleb looks so big... He has turned into such a little boy over the summer. :)

  2. Looks like an AMAZING trip! Awesome pictures! I love your new header! Great picture of a gorgeous family!!!