Sunday, April 17, 2011

Our Jamaica Family Trip!

We arrived home last night from Jamaica.  We left 85 degree, beautiful sunny weather to come home to COLD, 35 degree windy, snow on the ground Minnesota.  There was seriously a collective groan from all passengers on the airplane when the moment the plane decended beneath the clouds and all we could see is snow on the ground.  Here we were in shorts, tank tops and flip flops....I seriously thought we would come home and it would be spring and 65 degrees out.  I. WAS. WRONG.  We step off the airplane and it was freezing and I was immediately depressed. 

Our trip to Jamaica was one we will not forget....lots of firsts happened....Brody's first airplane ride, his first trip to the ocean, his first sandcastle, his two top teeth coming in and the list goes on.  Our trip started at 3:30AM on Saturday morning.  The kids were woke up and we were on our way to the airport.  They were both in great moods and did wonderful considering they should still be sleeping for many more hours.  We arrived in Montego Bay around 10:00 AM and we were off to the resort.  The bus ride was about 1 hour and 45 minutes.  The kids were champs and we got checked into our room and we out by the pool by 1:00 PM. 

We spent lots of time by the pool and at the beach.  Both kids loved the ocean and the sand.  Marissa and I spent lots of time on the floaties in the ocean.  It was super fun!  We got dressed up for dinner every night which Marissa loved.  She is such a girly girl in that way.  She picked out her dress every night and sandals to match and then picked our her hair accessory for the evening :)  She loves the Sesame Street stage shows every night.  We did the character breakfast with the characters.  She baked cookies with Cookie Monster.  Did exploring for treasures with Grover, Storytime with Elmo, Did a Rubber Ducky hunt with Bert & Ernie and had her very own dance party with Zoe. 

Brody loved all the characters and the stage shows as well.  He clapped and started dancing every time.  It was hilarious to watch! 

Both kids did a wonderful job and many, many memories were made!  I am so thankful for such a fantastic family trip! 

Here are some pics to highlight our vacation!

I took 964 pictures....:)

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