Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fun In The Sun

The kids could hardly contain themselves with they saw the pool when we arrived at the resort. 


They were excited to spend the week swimming their hearts out. Well you could say things started a little rough our first day in Cabo at the pool. We had been up really early, the kids so excited they couldn't wait to get in the pool. In a matter of minutes Shane had his shirt of and had jumped in the pool and just seconds later Eric jumped in to save our little boy who was quickly sinking, and not moving his arms at all. Shane is a good swimmer but after a long winter in South Dakota and the factors of the day it seemed like he had totally forgotten how to swim. Eric brought him safely to the side. Not even an hour later it happened again. Eric looked at me and said I think we are calling this a trip not a vacation. We shook our heads not sure what got into Shane and what our week would bring.
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By Day 2 Shane was back to being a fish and Eric and I were breathing a little easier. The kids had so much fun together. Of course the weather was picture perfect and they were loving life in the pool.
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The kids had fun jumping, diving ....
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and playing dolphins. Notice Emma is the trainer and Shane and Alexa are her dolphins. It was so much fun seeing the kids have a blast together and also using their imaginations.


 The kids enjoyed taking some breaks from the pool playing horse shoes, putt putt golf and one day they even painted a tile.
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The kids also loved the slide. It provided hours of entertainment for the kid. Notice the friendly little guy that sat on the rock every day and watched people go down the slide.
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I love see the pure joy that is in the kids face in this pictures. There is no doubt about it, they are loving life!
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The beach was another place the kids loved to spend time. They were in awe of the ocean.
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The kids loved running on the beach.

I loved watching the kids put their toes in the water for the first time.
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They loved running in and out of the waves.
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I loved watching Shane and his dad play in the ocean together. Their faces say it all.

The kids also loved playing in the sand and building sand castles.

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There were some days that all the sun and fun proved to be too much for our little man and he crashed for a little nap poolside.


Kathy said...

Julie, your pictures are fantastic!!! I can definitely see what you're saying and agree that you can tell a difference between the lenses. Going to put my 50mm on! Your trip looks amazing from start to finish with the relaxing time as a family to the rich experience you gave your children between the true Mexican culture and the trip to the orphanage. I'm sure this was something you'll always remember. On a side note, the kids have really changed ~ especially Emma! Her face has changed and is looking more grown up! She resembles you so much...they are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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