I know everyone has been patiently waiting part 2 ;) The morning after our formal night we were in Cozumel for our day off of the boat in pretty Cozumel. It was only a four day cruise so we only had one stop.
Poppy taking the girls to the "Carnival" (Daycare) before we headed off the boat.
A few of us were signed up for snorkeling but it was canceled. We decided to head out on "our own" My mom and her cousins had decided that they were just going to shop. We headed out with them at first.
Our "shopping group" I know be jealous of all our hats ;)
Two of my Mom's cousins Lujuan and Linda...This just about cracked all of us up.
Chris and I...man we look like tourists
Seriously I could NOT get over the water. I have been to Cancun but forgot how beautiful it is!
The men of the shopping group...they lasted one store. Pretty sure we found one of them napping at one point! They became bag holders too.
After about four stores of the same thing. A few of us had enough of shopping and headed back to get the girls to see the beach.
Elayna, Me and My Dad.
When we walked into the daycare Kinley was crying. I haven't ever heard her really cry like that in a LONG time. Actually I had flashbacks of walking into the NICU and hearing them cry and having no idea what was going on. I know Mommy guilt. Needless to say they were more than happy to go with us!
Me, and the girls and the boat!
We found out that Margaritaville (the resturant) had a private beach so we headed there. M and K LOVED riding in a taxi. Seriously might have been one of the highlights for them. Silly girls! They had free snorkeling and inflatables. They let the girls feed the fish before we got in. The fish were awesome! Although Madelyn and Kinley were a little less than excited when the fish got close to them.
Chris and my dad acting like teenagers! LOL
The girls on the seasaw!
I LOVE these next three pictures...LOVE them! Kinley
Madelyn catching some rays.
You got to take a picture in the big chair!
...and swing in the bar swing!
Seriously I loved the water.
Watching the boat take off again...and the LOADS of people that had A LOT of fun on shore ;)
Kinley-favorvite things about the cruise. The bunk beds, the towel animals, elevators
Maddie's-the ice cream, she told me our room and sleeping (the bunks) Seriously they begged to go to our rooms. If you have ever been on a cruise you know they aren't all that exciting!
Madelyn playing with Shannon one of my cousins.
Chris and I
Elayna and I
Us with Mimi and Poppy!
This is Shannon and Pete. They had their anniversary while we were on the boat. We had planned a whole thing for them but moments after this picture the waves got way out of control and SEVERAL of our dining party didn't make it through dinner.
My girls LOVE Shannon and Pete. Actually they love their daughter Lauren too. They beg to go over to there house.
The girls were always excited to see the towel animals...I wont show all our towel animals but I thought this one was way too cute! Kinley asked one night why these people are so nice to us and fixed our beds all the time. I agree it was great how well the people took care of us. When we got home after Kinley got home from school and ran into her room. She ran out and asked why those nice people hadn't come to fix her bed. LOL
We had a wonderful time hanging out with our family and getting to know the ones we don't see all that often. Chris got a new job recently but still has his other job so it was SOOO nice for the girls and I to be on this trip all together with him. It made me miss traveling too! Don't most trips make you wish you could travel more? Ha, well I am actually really glad we took the girls they talk about the cruise almost everyday.
The girls and I getting back into the real world while waiting to get off the boat.
It was quite chilly when we got off the boat but Madelyn wouldn't put on her coat.
seriously it was only four days...we packed alot!
Can't wait to see how we top this family reunion!