Tuesday, October 23, 2012

We are on a boat...Part 1

Sorry I had to title it that...I can't tell you how many times I heard Chris say..."I'm on a boat..." Silly Song! 

My Mom's side of the family decided to do it big this year and go on a cruise for our family reunion. Which I think might beat out most normal reunions ;) Although they are nice too!  We headed down to Galveston bright and Early one morning. We picked up a few extra people on our way...my Tahoe has come in HANDY with 8 seats!  I wish I had gotten a pic of us all in the car. It seemed like forever but we finally got to the port!

The girls wanted to carry their "cruise backpacks" 
I can't tell you how many people said Those are as big as they are! 

Kinley and Mimi! I love this pic

Getting a little restless in the line!
Mimi trying to distract them and playing

Ok so let me explain...Elayna(cousin) and I have been on a low carb diet for almost 3 months and have had no real sugar. She was more than excited about this dessert we got as soon as we got on! 

When we were loading a man leaned down and told Kinley and Madelyn "We have ice cream 24 hours a day" I am pretty sure there wasn't a day that went by we didn't have ice cream...Hey, its a vacation! We were also told the average person gains 6 to 10 pounds on a cruise!! Well ladies and gentlemen, I gained 5 and the food was worth it!

Elayna, Me and Kinley

This is Lauren, one of my cousins. She is such a sweet girl born in the wrong generation. She has the cutest vintage looking clothes. She even drives a VW bus from the 70's! My girls LOVE LOVE her!

Finally pulling away from the port...We got to see lots and lots of dolphins. 

Checking out our home for the next few days! The girls were in Heaven! They were sooooo excited!
Poppy, Kinley, Madelyn, Elayna and Me. 

Lauren and Kinley playing with her Iphone. 
I have never been on a cruise before so I had no idea about much of all the "cruise" stuff. We headed to dinner the first night in the dining room. (They weren't offering day care that first day.)I walked in and saw all the glass and china and pretty much freaked out. I mean they are three!!! YIKES. We made it through but when they put the girl's water in a wine glass I thought for sure we would break something

Madelyn drinking from a "fancy cup"
In the car, Kinley started asking about pirates. She wanted to know if there was going to be scary pirates on the boat. We told her there wasn't going to be any pirates on this ship...However during dinner we looked up and there was a pirate walking around...OOPS she was less than excited about it.

The Photographers there got this picture. I just had to buy it! 

A table of our family by us...we had 44 people from our family there so we couldn't eat all together
 Our table...ha! 

The girls got pretty restless pretty quick and began to slide down by the windows. Not my proudest moment but oh well, they didn't break anything!!!

Elayna and the girlie girls,In the elevator. I would be willing to bet this was probably Kinley's favorite thing!

Britni you seeing a trend with the clothes!?! The Key Twins, Our awesome friends passed down the CUTEST clothes...I think they wore something from them everyday on the cruise!

 The closer we got to Mexico the prettier the water got! Love that blue! 
Formal night! We left the girls for sure this night!

Elayna and I 
 Our group we ate dinner with most nights
They also took pictures of the girls during dinner time!

The girls got a TON of attention on the boat. I mean a TON. I told the girls every time someone told them they were cute, they should hug each other and kiss...MAN, people ate that up! LOL

 This might be my favorite picture from the trip. My 85 year old Aunt learning how to play the quarter machines from my dad!

To be Continued...


Suzanne said...

kinley and the pirate....

OH MY GOSH! i'm laughing so hard over here. sorry, ct, that pic was worth the price. love it.

had a blast looking through your cruise pics. you totally left me hanging! i want to see more!!!

you look FAB, btw. love your formal dress!!! super cute.

love y'all,

Da young Neun said...

Haha, seems Kinley doesn't like the "pirate", cute :)