Thursday, August 8, 2013

Day 4, 5, 6

Truly, the days are kind of running together as I'm thinking back...but, I do want to make sure to document all the things we did (in the best order I can get them in ;))!  

Port #2: Costa Maya, Mexico
**we did not port until 12:45 this day and had to be back on the boat at 4:45...I just didn't think that was enough time to get the kids off, do anything, and get back on...its a small process to get off and back on.  So the kids and I hung out on the relatively empty boat and Blake got off to do some shopping / eating!  It was a nice, quiet day!

Port #3 Cozumel, Mexico
We did get off in Cozumel.  It was HOT!  We grabbed a taxi and went to a private beach club area.  It was nice, low key, not crowded and the food was TO.DIE.FOR. Best guacamole and pico I have EVER eaten!  It was fun!  Fun memory...some of the employees were walking around with a parakeet and a giant lizard.  You could hold them and get your picture made. Well, Chloe had NO interest.  Carter was so excited to do it, but his little arms just couldn't hold the bird up and he wasn't strong enough to hold the lizard on his own! 

more from on the boat...
lobby of Disney Fantasy / hair braiding by the pool / pool snuggles with Carter

Chloe and I had the opportunity to attend a Princess Tea--just the 2 of us. 
It was so special.  There were only a few girls there and we got up close and personal time with 3 of the Princesses--Belle (Chloe's favorite), Tiana, and Cinderella.  They gave Chloe a doll, crown, an autograph book, and a jewelry box with a necklace and bracelet.  We got to enjoy some snacks and tea together!

July 23, 2013
celebrating our 8th anniversary--we had about 1 hour to ourselves and then enjoyed dinner and a show with Chloe!

The next night was an "at sea" day...but, it was jam packed with activities starting with dinner.  We snapped a few photos, then we headed to the Pirate Mickey Dance Party!  After the Deck Party, we had the opportunity to screen Monster's University in 3D (the movie was actually still in theaters while we were on the boat)!!!  After the movie, they had a fireworks show, but we didn't make it...we were all too tired!!  

Port #4 Castaway Cay: Disney's Private Island in the Bahamas

We were so excited about this final port because we knew it would be the beach, family friendly, and there would be plenty for us to do!  Well, the beach was great, but the kids just weren't super excited to get into the, we played for a bit, enjoyed Cookie's BBQ, then we headed back to the ship to enjoy the pool while it wasn't so crowded.  Confession--we put Carter in the nursery for a few hours this day (he hated being there), but we wanted to have some nice quality time with Chloe on our last day!

Other photos / activities---not necessarily in order: 

Chloe got to be pampered in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.  She requested to be dressed as Belle.  Sadly, this was the day that she got super sick so she wasn't completely in the mood, but I knew she would regret not doing it we pushed through it; she looked so sweet being all dolled up!

at the pool / Chloe dressed as Belle / kids eating on the ship deck while ported at Castaway Cay / Blake and Chloe riding the Aqua Duck / Chloe at the Ford Reception #2 / piggy back ride in the tiny room

visiting w/ Pluto at the Ford Reception / family photo in the main lobby / Chloe & I at Castaway Cay / photo of Castaway Cay from the ship

....sorry for the photo overload!!  But, it's hard to be away for 7 solid days and not take tons of pictures!  We had an amazing time and made so many great memories.  Looking forward to doing it again soon...maybe when Carter is a tad older ;)

1 comment:

  1. don't apologize for all your amazing pics, it's your blog, your life, your story :) love all the pics!