After breakfast we headed to the beach for a few hours. It was amazing, playing in the waves, laying in the sand and hearing the kids laugh. I will never forget the way they would giggle when a bigger than expected wave took them out, knocking them down. These few hours was exactly what I had pictured when I planned this trip. No stress. No worries. No responsibilities. Just the sand and the surf and laughter.
We were all exhausted after a few hours, so we stopped by a beach side palapa for some snacks and then...wait for it...we went back to our rooms...and took. a. nap. :) Naps are unheard of, in my life. (Which, actually, I didn't nap. I read my book. But still...quiet time to read?!?!)
On this night we had reservations at the French restaurant. It was beautiful in there and the food was impeccable. I loved that the kids were willing to try foods that they never had before.
|Aren't we cute? :) And getting a wee bit sunburned!|
|Upper left, then clockwise: Escargot, Mayan Coffee, Lobster Cappuccino and Chocolate Box|
After dinner that night, we went back to the pool until close to ten. We had most of the gigantic pool to ourselves and it was fun to snorkel in the dark, with just the underwater lights. We sure slept good, that night!
While looking back over this day, I was shocked with how little pictures I took. While I'm not posting every single photo I took the entire trip (I have close to 700!), there were not a lot of us playing; most of the pictures you see are when we are eating! Does that mean that all we did was eat the entire trip? Well, yes...but then I realized...there are minimal photos, because my kids were playing...and I was playing, too. I was in the sand and in the ocean and in the pool. I was too busy making memories...to worry about documenting them.
"Never get so busy making a living...
that you forget to make a life."
To be continued...