Life’s a beach! At least our family fairytale of a life is! Annelise and Mommy were lucky enough to tag along with Daddy for another wedding in Merida, Mexico. We were offered a friend’s beach house for the few days we would be there. Perfect. We started the vacation with Annelise falling asleep on me…this rarely happens. Love it.
American Airlines is genius. Free wifi over American territory that works for facebook only. So I took this pic between wrestling my active almost 2 year old. Love flying for views like this. Amazing.
Annelise enjoys playing anywhere we are…even waiting for a rental car!
Palms are GREAT for peek-a-boo!!
I realize how much of a bad decision this was, but I thought the stroller would be more important than her carseat (since we were renting anyway and the rental company should have a good carseat). Right. The next day we picked up the second seat they offered us-the first being without buckles!?! This seat functioned, but I was super nervous about only having the 3 point harness rather than the 5 point. Luckily, we did not have any accidents. Thank God. We also had to improvise for sleeping comfort…
We had a little time to explore the beach in Cancun.
Annelise was definitely NOT impressed with the sand or water…
Our drive from Cancun to Merida.
We settled in to the beach house after travelling for two days, dinners with friends both nights and I woke up to my regular sight…
There were just a few differences…the sound of the waves outside hitting the shore. I love the ocean. Then there was the master balcony outside the wall of windows. Be still my heart. This might be my fav picture of the trip.
My little beach girl ready for some sight seeing. Unfortunately, the wind was up and she couldn’t wear this super cute hat for long.
And we’re off! Annelise put her own glasses on…big girl!
She loved chasing the seagulls, but had only one request…that Daddy shake out her shoes every step!
It’s probably just easier exploring this way.
We had fun feeding the seagulls tortilla chips. We each only got pooped on once, but that means good luck, right?
This area really reminded me of the sabca (salt swamp) in Oman. We didn’t stop to check it out, though.
We came back to the beach house for some afternoon swimming…or sunning!
It was still a tad chilly for swimming. So we went and hung out on the balcony to enjoy some sweet time together. Oh this girl. She has my heart.
We ended our family day with a nice dinner in Progresso. This was the best restaurant ever. They had a trampoline for the kids to play on…she was in heaven!
And a plane swing! Its a surprise we even got her out of there to eat dinner!
Our gorgeous view from the beach house. Annelise and I hung out while Daddy worked a very long wedding. She was covered in hives from the milk (we think) and a sunburn…so we layed low, watched movies and played outside for just a bit…
Thinking warm thoughts as we tried to swim…still a tad chilly…oh well.
Our other portrait together.
We watched the sunset on the balcony. And had some fun playing with the camera.
Mommy gets a little silly sometimes!
The neverending ocean.
This was one happy girl. She loved this balcony.
A little collage of all my fav pics from this evening. I just love my girl.
Getting ready to run to Mommy!
One last shot of the sunset…I could get used to this.
We headed back to Cancun the next day and tried to stop at Chichen-Itza to show Annelise. We made it there at 415, but it closed at 430 and they had already stopped selling tickets. Boo. This is as close as we got. There is always next time. I’m sure we’ll be back.
We stopped for dinner on our way back and the restaurant had a hammock. I finally convinced Annelise to sit with me. And she was hooked!!
Me and my girl.
Then she discovered how much more fun Daddy is with hammocks!
When you travel, you shouldn’t pack more than you can carry….or push…! teehee!
Annelise is not quite a forest gump fan, yet…
But she does like to hitch a free ride!
Slowly, but surely getting closer to home. This Mommy was ready to be home. Annelise came home with a week long rash of hives from a reaction to milk that doesn’t need to be refrigerated (?!) and a sunburn. Mommy came home with the ever so common stomach bug from the water…first time ever and even though I was so careful. Unfortunately, I didn’t even lose weight…just felt pretty bad for a few days.
We all really enjoyed our mini family vacation to Merida, Progresso and the middle of nowhere beach house, Mexico! It was wonderful to be social media free for most of the week. I missed sharing my little girl with the world, but loved our quality family time together. It just doesn’t happen often enough.