(a note about vacations, it's hard to get back into the swing of things. It's taken me a week to put this blog together, mostly because all I want to do is take my iPod to the beach and listen to my book while resting in my special hammock in the shade while the girls play in the sand. So I started this two days after we got home and then asked Foote to help me finish, and when I say help, what I mean is "will you just do the rest for me? but do a good job, I don't want to look like a slacker.")
We're home from Cancun, our vacation is offically over. It was a lot of fun even though it was a little crazy with two babies. I know that they will probably not remember it but I will remember it and I'm glad we took them.
We spent a lot of time swimmming in the pool mostly because of how hot it was and also because even though Aly liked the ocean she was a little scared of the pull from the tides coming in and out which I guess is understandable considering the littlest waves could knock her down. We bought her a little pair of water wings and after the first day she mastered them and could completely swim on her own as long as she had them on. She would get annoyed if we tried to help her or swim to close. I was afraid she was going to give some old person a heart attack. The pool had a lot of big shallow water shelves that would drop off into deep water so Aly would wonder around in the shallow water until she found someone who would pay attention to her usually a poor unsuspecting retiree and smile at them and they would smile at her and start talking to her. and than out of the blue she would saunter over to the edge and jump into the deep water and they would start to panic in an attempt to get to her and save her and by the time they got to her she had started swimming away and smiling back at them like Ha! you thought I couldn't do it. She would do this over and over. It was not to long before Aly had her own little fan club of everyone that was impressed that the baby could swim on her own.
We also spent a day in Xcaret which was a lot of fun. It had some real Mayan ruins and although they were pretty small Aly had a great time climbing on them and exploring. We also went swimming in an underground river with the girls which was so nice because it was really hot. The park also has remakes of how the Mayan people used to live it was all very interesting. We then went to the beach where Foote and I wanted to relax in the hammocks and take a nap but Aly was having none of that so we rested while she and Brooklyn played in the sand but our naps were cut short as Aly somehow managed to find a piece of gum someone had spit out and had it all over her hands and arms. We ended the day at a nighttime show which was a performance of Mexican heritage and history I was afraid that Aly would not sit still for it but she loved it and was mesmerized by the dances. It was a fun and long day.
But have no fear Foote and I did get in a lot of hammock time I have decided there is nothing better than relaxing on the beach in a hammock I love it. We also were able to get in some great walks on the beach.