Vacation Wrap-up in Tweet Format

I liked writing about our vacation in tweet format last year, so thought I'd give it a whirl again!
(It's funny as I had written these down on our trip, but now rereading last year's post, I realize we are very much the same little band of travelers)

-My kids have once again proven themselves amazing travelers (especially Liv whose carseat we accidently left in the car)!


-Wisconsinities keep very similar schedules...from the airport to breakfast to early-bird dinner reservation times, we see the same five groups of people we met on the flight down over and over again.

-Liv has a serious case of "big-girl-itis" (diagnosed by her Dad)

-I didn't know it was possible for one boy to drink so much OJ

{the family drink line-up: Colorado Bulldog (Matt), margarita (me), orange juice (Jack), Guacamaya (EJ), pineapple juice (Olivia)}

-Liv is the "EJ" of Mexico - attention from everyone we meet at the resort!

-I think Livie could have stared at this tree for days.


-Having a lot of matching clothes for the girls was awesome. We got a lot less stares & questions when they were dressed alike.


-Liv pretending she is asleep during dinner. The pic doesn't show half of the mess/wreck we left the table.

{We ate at the same restaurant two nights later and surprisingly (not!) our table was not in front of the glass wall, but next to the kitchen!}

-Liv is beyond fancy...spends her days in a sunhat carrying her purse full of books (or in this case? a baseball).


-In fact she won't go anywhere without her purse or her cat. How is this my kid?


-My Guatacutie's favorite drink is the Guacamaya!


-My kids could play for days in the water



-EJ now wants swimming lessons


-related: EJ ducked underwater (booty to the bottom of the pool...in the deep pool not the one pictured below) about 50 times in 30 minutes.


-"The frog slide is the funnest thing. I could go a million times." - EJ


-Liv loves ice cream cones...and I mean just the cone! She actually squeals with delight when given one.


-It takes EJ some time to come down from cotton candy at 8pm.


-Pinatas ROCK!

-This much sand takes some time to scrub off!


-Liv actually ordered milk for "Meow" and then fed him parts of her dinner.


-Switching from Diet Coke all day to tropical drinks creates quite a belly...and fast!


-We saw some bravery today from unusual suspects. I think their big siblings may have had something to do with it!


-"There's my friend!" "I can't stop waving at them." "Hi guys!" - EJ greeting her friends from the plane (she was a big hit with the WI folks)

-This room is spoiling us - it has stairs (2 stories within our room) & one more bathroom than our house (3 full baths). Plus, king beds.


-Margaritas the size of my head are a special kind of awesome!


-EJ is 4 in Mexico. She'll be 3 when we get back. She wants to know if this happens to all kids when they visit.

-related: After all our plotting, EJ only went to the kids club (ages 4 and up) for one hour...to have her face painted.


-"That's not lipstick, it's face paint!" -EJ

-Matt tells the best bedtime stories...well, at least in 3 kids' eyes.

-Surprise fireworks are worth waking kids up for!

-My kids are each others biggest cheerleaders.


-It's fun to share toys with new friends.


-I take a lot of photos of my kids' backs in swimsuits.


-online one day, offline 2 days (repeat) = perfect schedule for me

-Matt should have stayed unplugged :-(

-"Olivia is a polar bear!" -Jack


-We saw baby turtles. Cool right?


-Housekeepers who change their schedule to work around our naptime are priceless!

-Because naptime is precious after a morning in the sun!


-Tag Readers are amazing little toys...great on planes and awesome for down time before dinner too.


-The kids went 8 days with no PB&J. I'm seriously not sure how they survived.



-She's a safety girl! (she actually insisted on wearing this combo)


-Bag searches by hand and full patdowns were done before we boarded our plane home. As we enter the jetway, EJ yells "Hey! Why don't I get searched?"

-But her best line was as we stood in a super quiet Customs line..."I farted!" Very thankful that we already "knew" most of the people in the line. And honestly, I think she provided some much needed humor for a tired group.

-Hanging out with my family is my favorite thing in the world...even when we're just doing nothing!
southern daze said...

What a perfect vacation! The kids look happy as can be and you, my dear, looked seriously happy & relaxed (especially with the margarita the size of your head in hand). Seriously, family vacations are the best and I'm so happy you guys had time to get away and hang out. Although I missed you mucho (like my use of Spanish), it made my heart happy to know you were off having a wonderful time!

Thanks for the vacay recap - it was exactly what I needed for a rainy, dreary day.

Karri said...

Perfect and awesome. I can't wait to take the kids on our next vacation :)

I love the one of the girls about to fall over, so tired. he he. And I am giggling about Liv and her cat and purse. So Norah.

Jackie said...

Ah EJ and her little comments...that girl cracks me up!!

LOVE all the drinks and the smiles that went with them.

What a wonderful family bonding time :)

Michelle Smiles said...

Some how I missed where you went but it looks fabulous and relaxing (and filled with yummy drinks).
Glad it was fun!

tracie @ tsj photography said...

love it all!!! SO glad you guys had an awesome time, you sure deserved it!!

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