Today, I'm sharing Part 2 of our trip to Mexico.
You can read Part 1 here.
We woke up on Saturday to full cloudy skies. :(
Right outside one restaurant was this outdoor patio bar. On this day since it was extra windy the waves were making an even bigger splash than usual on those rocks.
These guys are so handsome. :)
Nix was totally into the swings.
Tab and I had spa appointments (which worked out GREAT because it was cloudy and rainy). Tab had an early appointment and mine was later in the afternoon. I watched the kiddos do this...
and more of this. :)
Bowen would want a break so he'd get out, towel off, and watch the big kids for a while. Then it'd be time for him to jump in again.
This little mermaid took approximately 7,233 pictures like this. ha! If you're heading on a beach/water vacation, I HIGHLY recommend this underwater cell phone protector. I saw a friend with one just a couple weeks before our trip, so I ordered one. It kept my phone safe and dry, but I could use the phone through the protector to take pictures, check messages, etc.
My phone is the 6 plus and Tab's is a 6 (I think), but the case worked for both.
Saturday afternoon the mermaid participated in the catch-the-water-balloon game. She was successful!
Then mama had an hour and a half to herself at the spa. Wahoo!
We got cleaned up for dinner and instead of heading to the theater for a show, we did this...
Watched part of a movie before CRASHING!
On Sunday morning, we had reservations to do the Dolphin Encounter located at our resort. It was CRAZY fun! We bought the cd of pictures and I can't wait to share those with you. But...both mine and Tab's computers don't have the cd capability, so I'm working on getting those pictures downloaded to share asap. I'll post next week. There's one of Bowen that is ADORABLE! A dolphin post coming next week!!
After the dolphins, there was a little more swimming...
And then we got ready for dinner. Ebby Lee was grossed out by wet clothes. Due to the rain it took our suits/clothes FOREVER to dry out on those two yucky days.
Our last day was spent poolside with these cuties. Bowen didn't get the memo that the picture was ABOVE the water.
Bowen missed a little four-year-old girl who has his heart. Any guesses?
Speaking of Bowen, he was crazy independent and joined the line for the football toss. Can you spot the little guy in his goggles and puddle jumper get-up?
Then we headed to the beach to wrap up our last day in the sand. Ebby Lee found a TON of hermit crabs. She somehow talked Tab into letting her bring some five home. SHOCKER! Slaughters got their first pet!
A couple things...
*Ebby Lee was serious about her hermit crabs. I'm talking she carried them through security, held them the entire flight, and made sure they were safe.
*I know it doesn't sound possible, but we did not lie on our customs form. We marked that we were bringing a live animal into the country, and the officer asked us about it. He let us through with the hermit crabs.
*We stopped at a Pet Smart before even getting home to buy a fancy home for the hermit crabs, food, and colored sand.
*They enjoyed approximately 12 hours in their fancy crib before one sweet child of mine forgot to close the door and ALL FIVE of them escaped.
*They're now freely
running walking quickly through the house.
*We've torn the upstairs apart and they're MIA.
*And the irony of our first day of having a pet happened to be the ONE day I blogged about PETS that I didn't have wasn't lost on me! haha!
"Did you guys have fun on our vacation?"
Our last night we decided we'd go for Italian again-it was our favorite evening restaurant. We made reservations for the patio at 9:00 so we could eat AND enjoy the fire show happening on the beach. Win-win!
We had a FABULOUS time on this vacation. We made memories we will absolutely never forget, and that's what it's all about.
Tomorrow will be back to my normal Friday Favorites. Next week, I'll share the dolphin adventure and answer questions you guys have had. Several of you guys have asked questions via IG. Promise I'll answer them. If you have any other questions, PLEASE comment and I'll make sure to include it in the post. Have a GREAT Thursday! XOXO