Friday, April 24, 2015

Cayman Vacation 2015 - Part Two

You can catch Part One here. Back to more family fun at the beach!

We spent a couple of our mornings down at Camana Bay letting the girls play in the water fountains. We also went to story time there one morning which was a lot of fun. After story time they bring out big blocks for the kids to play with in the water.


There were these twin boys there that were a little rough and Eleanor almost got into a little tiff. If that girl had a few more pound behind her she would have totally worn. I definitely don't have to worry about her being passive.

Grand Cayman has a ton to offer all ages, but I am always impressed with how kid friendly it is. It's not overrun with kids everywhere (except the week we are there!), but they still seem to have so much to offer kids. I'd highly recommend it for a family vacation.

Of course we had to look for and feed the chickens during our morning walks.

More fun in the sun!

 Stefan building a sand castle for himself the girls!

Since we've been going for a few years now, Audrey has come to know some of the people down there and her favorite is Sonica. She talks about her ALL the time and was so excited to see her. She's actually been pretending to be Sonica since we've been home. It's too cute.

The girls also spent some time meeting the neighbors - these neighbors brought down the most delicious pastries down from Chicago. 

I didn't get a picture of the Furmans but they are always so sweet to our girls as well. They let the girls (and myself) steal their candy and Inchy Pinchy comes to tickle the girls which they love! 

We had one rainey afternoon, but we filled it with lots of indoor fun and movies. 

Also not pictured was our adult night out at Calypso Cafe. The food was amazing again.

Speaking of food, Miss Audrey was spoiled and got to lick the spoon of Uncle Jim's famous chocolate pie. 

I did get some nice layout time and walks/paddle board excursions with Stefan during nap time. 

We attempted to take the annual girls beach picture which proved to be more difficult this year. Three is a whole new ballgame, I tell ya. But we captured the memories which is what it's all about.

As always we are so grateful to our family that opens their beautiful home to us and helps us with the girls while we are there. We are a LOT to take in these days and I wouldn't say taking the kids to the beach is a relaxing vacation for Stefan and me but it is one week we truly look forward to every year. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cayman Vacation 2015 - Part One

(I broke this up into two post so I could share more details that I want to remember!)

If you've been around for a while, you know that we have been taking a trip down to the Caymans the last few years and last week was our week in paradise. You can read about our previous trips here, here and here. I can't get over how much the girls have grown!

It was our first time flying with all three kids and they did pretty well. We were definitely armed with lots of plane activities and snack which helped.

As you would expect, we had a great time relaxing, spending time together and playing on the beach. The big girls were really loved playing in the water this year. The spent most of their time either in the ocean or pool and it is so nice for them to be at ages where they can swim on their own (with the assistance of puddle jumpers).

I was super impressed that both Audrey and Eleanor swam all the way out to the boat as few times. They loved playing on the boat. One morning we decided to take them for a ride and as soon as we started moving Eleanor fell asleep.  She was so tired that we just put her on the paddle board and brought her back to shore without her ever waking up. It was hilarious and I'm pretty sure other beachgoers thought we had a dead body on the board!

Aunt Jane bringing Eleanor in! So funny! 

If you look really close you can see their little bodies swimming! 
Of course, we got Charlotte out in the water as well and she loved it. She ate minimal amounts of sand and really enjoyed splashing in the water.

Her first time in the ocean (check out how clear the water is!). 

More picture and memories to come! 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Easter 2015!

It's a little late, but I wanted to give an Easter 2015 recap. We are entering in to the wonder years and it truly makes every holiday so magical.

On Saturday morning we met my parents, Stefan's mom, his sister and her husband at church for an Easter egg hunt. The girls loved it and were so adorable running as fast as they could to collect eggs.

We spent Saturday afternoon visiting and at the park. Sunday morning we had a visit from the Easter bunny and then headed to church (where we barely got a seat even though we were 30 minutes early!).

We headed home, and I hosted a causal lunch at our house. It was so much fun to visit with our family and spend time together! 


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