Because there’s always so many “favorites” from our Mexico trip, it usually requires more than one post!
Everyday, vendors come up and down the beach selling their products – this is ideal because we get all the souvenirs we need without ever leaving the house. We enjoyed our daily mango beach vendor and all the kids managed to find the perfect sunglasses from another vendor. There were bracelets, hammocks and hats – everything showed up at the beach and between all the families, there was usually somebody buying something!
This little spot on the Mexico beach has our heart and our time to enjoy it is never long enough. We’re grateful for friends who love it just as much as we do and are always up for another trip!
Each time this trip gets a little better. This time, Briggs was potty trained which meant we weren’t dealing with swim diapers and such. Not to mention he can walk up and down the steep incline to the beach house which is a game changer. The kids stayed entertained for hours and Steve and I played beach games. Have I mentioned we’re in a good stage of life right now!?
And I include this picture because even in our happy place, we have these moments. The moment when you have one shovel but you really wanted two. The moment when you think two naps on a beach day would be better than one!
I take so many pictures and videos because they tell a story that are hard to describe through words. The way Hallie ran after the waves for hours. The way in which Briggs followed his older siblings and always wanted to hold hands. The way Bennett built sand castles and searched for hermit crabs. The many times Cannon asked to be buried in the sand. Pictures tell stories and they speak to my heart.
Last week was our kid’s fall break and we spent it in Mexico with a couple families. It was unlike any of our previous trips and yet still as amazing as always. We experienced our first Mexico rain storm (thank you Hurricane Rosa) which put us out of power for 14 hours. Streets were flooded and some washed out. We take for granted that in the states, power is typically restored quickly and even when power is out, we still have running water – which was not the case. The first two days, the winds were strong which created large waves – our kids had never seen waves this large and they enjoyed playing in them. They were disappointed by the third day when they had died down. Due to weather and potential road conditions, we ended up leaving one night early – but we weren’t willing to miss a beach sunset. So we played until the very last minute, enjoyed the sunset and then packed up and headed out as they kids settled into sleep in the car. It seems as though each time we go there’s a new adventure.
One thing from this trip that was a welcome change – Briggs (and the other boys his age) were able to walk up and down the stairs to beach unassisted. This may not seem like a big deal but it’s a game changer! When your hands are full carrying every thing to and from – it’s great to have them by your side walking and not having to hold them. Perhaps next time we can be diaper free! Love these milestones.
I now have a laundry room floor caked in sand (luckily the laundry is done) and a couple kids under the weather – clearly they played too hard. Looks like our fall break will be extended another day as we try and get kids healthy and not contagious!
Here’s our week in pictures…
More pictures from Mexico that stir up emotion and make me happy. I love this time with my family and with friends.
As you can see in this picture – Hunter was a little outnumbered. There were five 2 year old boys – and yet only 2 boys among all these girls.
Hunter had to be close to the girls for the picture but he didn’t have to touch them! (That’s not his hand on the right, just on the left!)
This is the gang. All born within 6 months of each other – they’re a handful now and I’m sure it won’t be much better when they’re older.
Hallie and Hunter both learned to drive this little Razor. It is kid sized for sure which made it a little difficult for me to get in and out. It’s a step above a go-cart but a step below a golf cart. They loved driving that little machine.