Tuesday, November 3, 2015


It's been two weeks since we got back from our amazing vacation in Mexico over Avery's fall break.  We had the best time.  We got up early and headed to the airport.  The kids were so excited.  Fortunately Ben took a little nap on the second flight.

It was pretty overcast and rainy when we arrived and it stayed that way the whole time.   We didn't let that ruin our fun though.  Avery couldn't wait to get down to the beach.  And this is where we began to see that these kids couldn't be any different.
Avery: beach bum
Ben: room bum
View from the room

Avery was happy to play in the water and sand for HOURS.  Ben...was not.  We started each morning with breakfast at the buffet.  Avery couldn't have been happier with the pastry selection and Ben had his fill of all the fruit he wanted.

Ready for dinner

Ready for another day at the beach!

Literally can't with the beach.

Dinner at the Mexican restaurant

Day 4! The day Ben actually dips his toes in the ocean!!!

The kids loved that they could get whatever frozen drink they wanted right on the beach.  And shrimp tacos.  And chips and guacamole.

All ready for dinner at Carlos N Charlie's, which was interesting.  It was so funny to see Avery and Ben's reactions to the LOUD music, dancing, conga line, snowball fight, etc. etc.  Avery was soooooo above it all.  Ben was rendered speechless (go figure...one of the rare times he could be as loud as he wanted, bang on the table, stand on the chair, even run around! And he was still as a statue).

After dinner at Carlos N Charlie's

They came by with some birds one afternoon and Avery was all about posing with them!

Ben's thoughts on the birds:

Gigi and Pepaw took Avery to get a fish pedicure.  She was so excited.  It tickled but she couldn't laugh because that would have been embarrassing.

Last night, heading out to dinner at Captain's Cove (where an alligator swims by while you're dining).

Waiting on the shuttle

We had such a great time.  It was awesome to see Avery be so brave and try new things-from the fish pedicure to holding the birds to being knocked down by huge waves and getting right back up for more.  And even if Ben didn't love the beach, he still had so much fun.  He was perfectly happy in the room, watching a movie.  I think if it we would have had more sun he would also have enjoyed spending more time in the pool  He was always great when we went to dinner and he was a perfect little traveler (with the minor exception of the repeated, vigorous opening and closing of the seat back tray).

We headed home on Tuesday:(  Always sad when vacations come to and end.  But we feel so fortunate to have had the experience.  A great time was had by all.

Until next time, Mexico!

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