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Thursday, February 19, 2015


We are thrilled to be able to vacation with the Newhooks once again! We were able to join them on a vacation to Acapulco, Mexico for a week in February. This was the kids first time in Mexico, our first time in Acapulco and our family's first time out of the country since we returned last March. Texas wasn't experiencing the winter weather, but we gladly left for weather that could only be described as perfect. 

Gretchen and Talia give our resort four thumbs up! We love the view from our balcony!

Alex loved standing on the balcony and pointing at things that move.

We spent our mornings deciding between the pool, the beach or a really cool waterpark across the street at a sister resort. The outdoor pool area had a number of pools to choose from, so we would set up at a different spot each day.

The kids loved this pool that had a mix of shallow and deep areas, places with jets and long benches and it was great for the big girls and little ones alike. We insisted that Alex keep this highly attractive pink lifejacket on the entire time.  He didn't seem to mind.

We took a trip into town one afternoon. It was a short lived, the kids were miserable and the taxis brought back haunting memories of taxis in Buenos Aires. One visit to town was plenty.

The dads and big girls took one day to go on a fishing excursion, a half day trip out on the only slightly cloudy day of our vacation. Upon their arrival back, Gretchen exclaimed "Mom! I had the best day fishing with Daddy! We caught one fish, and I threw up all over my swimsuit!" She was thrilled, seasick and completely happy with spending time with Daddy. 

The lone catch of the day

I love seeing these two having fun together!

We also spent a lot of time at the beach. Alex was unsure about the water at first, but he was immediately happy with the sand.

Gretchen was in love with every part of the beach. She loved the water, the sand, building things, looking for things, she was in the zone.

Alex eventually warmed up to the water. He didn't want to go in alone - which was fine with me, I was nervous around the vast open water. By the end of the week, he was having fun in the waves, just getting his feet and legs wet, but enjoying himself - which is the most important thing.

Beach Babe catching waves
One major topic of discussion during the trip was Alex's unbelievably long, thick hair. I cannot believe this child needs haircuts as frequently as he does! I thought it could wait, but his hair was seriously out of control by the time we got to Mexico. The length of hair is one thing, but he loves to eat a full meal with his hands, then run his hands with all remaining food through his long locks. It makes for a very sticky, matted mess. So, this particular morning, I took matters into my own hands.

He seemed to take this opportunity to be even more silly than usual. He has recently discovered the reaction he gets when he uses his tongue. It's pretty adorable.

Vacation was a hit, we had a relaxing, fun-filled week. Sitting home now while it's 40 degrees and raining, makes the memories even more sweet. We can't wait to do it again someday.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like it was a super fun trip! Great pictures!!