More beach…more ocean. It’s good for the soul!
Life is a little different than it was a week and a half ago when we landed on the beach. And now that we’re home all day without any obligations I’ve been going through photos.
Spring time in Mexico (where we go) is warm-ish. The water was chilly but that didn’t stop the kids from taking a couple plunges. We spent time searching the tide pools – all sorts of fun treasures and creatures were discovered. Funny enough – the majority of all the kid’s time was spent on a large sand hill on the empty lot next to our beach house. The amount of sand the kids must have swallowed from laughing all the way down is undetermined. The first thing they did every morning was run to the hill – it was also the last thing we did every night.
Even on the day it rained on us – the kids were riding boogie boards down the sand hill. There were some good spills (me included, which there is video evidence of!) – it made for some great entertainment.
We played soccer and football. We had races and long jump contests. The adults stayed up late and the kids got up early. (not a great combination!) We played a lot of games. The little kids colored. We had movie nights.
I looked around the room on multiple occasions grateful for the people in our circle – our little village. They are some great people and my kids don’t like experiencing life without them.
We played hard – we usually do. And we all left dirty, tired and sand in every crevice.
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.