Thursday, October 31, 2013

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Day 2

We were, of course, up and ready to explore all over on Day 2.  We began the day pool hopping - there were several to choose from, including a wave pool, a lazy river and a water playground.  Several ice cream parlor stops were made each day, too.  The ice cream was delicious!  Skye and the boys also painted some pottery pieces on Day 2 before we headed out on a snorkel adventure.

The wind blew enough our entire trip that most days the beaches had red flags out warning of rough waves, etc.  So, the water was not really ideal for snorkeling, but it's so neat to see all of the beautiful fish and plants, that we didn't want the boys to miss out on it.  They loved it and had a wonderful time.  Layton actually was so good at it that he stayed beside the guide the entire time and never missed a beat! 

Skye, Harley & Babers

Sunday, Layton Kade & Clint

Layton & Skye






Sunday - It's just amazing swimming amongst all the fish.

 Clint - Love the plants.

 Layton - He may just be a scuba instructor one day!

 Kade pointing out something of interest to Babers.

 A neat water ring the photographer on the snorkel adventure would blow.

We decided to visit the famous 5th Avenue the evening of Day 2.  This is just a strip of town that sells all of your tourist items and has cute little monkeys!

The resort had several restaurants to choose from each evening, so it was fun to dress up and then go out to eat.  The restaurants had beautiful displays of food!  Layton, aka Batman, was super hyper this particular evening and had everyone laughing and having a good time.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Day 1

Our summer went out with a big parents invited us to go with them to Playa del Carmen, Mexico!  Growing up, my family went to Mexico several times, therefore I knew I always wanted my boys to experience it and all the fascinating things that make it so special.

Here we are getting to Mexico and then quickly making our self right at home on the first day! 

The boys playing in an art exhibit at our DFW terminal.

Boarding the plane.

Made it to Mexico!  Waiting to be bused to our resort.

Enjoying our "Welcome to Mexico" refreshments!

Each day after the maids left, we would come back to find these cute towel creatures.  This elephant welcomed us the first day in our room.

First stop was one of the many restaurants at the resort for lunch.  Kade and Layton could not get over the "free" food!  We never could explain the all-inclusive plan to them.  Each restaurant had a kid buffet, too, which made them love meals even more.

Next stop...the beach!

These little animals were everywhere!  They are called Coatis.

 Always an iguana or two running around!

 By the end of the first day Layton turned to me and asked if we could just move to Mexico!  This is even more funnier, because he was not wanting to go.  He was afraid of the plane crashing, bed bugs and speaking Spanish.