Monday, March 28, 2011

Lovely Sunday afternoon

After our Sunday naps we hung out in the front yard for a while enjoying the gorgeous weather!

Friday with cousins

We played with my brother Adam and his kids Thursday and Friday. Thursday Tucker and Ethan got in the pool, which was freezing cold, in my opinion. Friday we opted to play with the hose and the trampoline.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mexico - Day 2

Thursday morning when the tide was low we headed out over 1/2 a mile into where the ocean would be. We went hunting for sand dollars. We did find a couple, but we hadn't headed out early enough and we had to come back when the tide started coming back in. Trent and I took turns carrying the Henry the whole time and on the way back even Tucker was exhausted.

 Typical Charlotte! She is so funny in front of the camera.

 Yep, Trent was wearing his work boots with his shorts.

We played in the water all day. Trent busted out the wetsuit for a swim. We found tons of snails and hermit crabs. Henry was fascinated watching them with me and laughing when I showed him that while we had been looking some snails has climbed up on my toes. But when I showed him that a snail had gotten on his toe too, he was freaked out. He still wanted to look at them, but wanted me to hold him so they couldn't touch him!

 The Daddies taking a swim. I actually took a little swim later (without a wetsuit) and it was pretty cold, but I thought it would be fun to do once while we were there.
 Marianne and Sophie
 I look out and Charlotte is just standing all by herself on the rocks, shaking it!

 Later that night around dinner time when the tide was all the way out again, Trent decided we would just drive the suburban out to look for sand dollars. It was kinda creepy driving out where the water had been deep just hours earlier. This time we went about a mile out and between us and our friends we came back with about 70 whole sand dollars! It was a blast!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mexico - Day 1

Many people are nervous to travel to Mexico right now because of the drug problems and the travel advisories, but if you actually read the advisories there are specific areas mentioned, and let me tell you, Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) is not one of them. I love Rocky Point and have been visiting there since I was a very little girl. Spring Break isn't the best time to go, but we steer clear of the drunk college kids. Some friends of ours were kind enough to invite us down to stay there with them for a few days over Spring Break. When we pulled up it was dark, but Henry said, "It looks better than Disneyland, cause there's lots of sand." Here are some pictures from our first day.

 A nasty half eaten sting ray that Trent found.

 I attempted to "skurf", but was unsuccessful. I am choosing not to share the picture of me flat on my rear.
We went to Pollo Papago for dinner that night. The owner Martin (Mar-teen) knows my Dad from all the years we've been going down and he recognized me as Stan's daughter right away. It was delicious as usual, I highly recommend it!