Archive for March, 2011

[Jake] Cruise Photos – On the Ship

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Here are some of Jake’s awesome photos from on the cruise ship:

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Towel Fun

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

We went to a class today on the ship to learn how to fold some of the different towel animals. It was pretty cool, and of course the kids went nuts and can’t get enough of the fun. We made some pretty good stuff — an elephant, a dog and a seal.

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Water Fun

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

We spent the last full day of the cruise at sea, which meant playing in the pools and water slides on the ship. Fortunately the weather was perfect (as it has been for this entire trip). It was a fun and relaxing day.

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Sunrise

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Beth and I woke up early and saw that the sun was just rising. We went up to the top of the ship while Jake and Lauren were still sleeping. It was beautiful out there, and so cool with the wind blowing.

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[Lauren] Cozumel

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Here are some of Lauren’s beautiful pictures of our trip to the private beach in Cozumel (none of us took a lot of pictures while we were on the beach, because we were having too much fun in the sand and water, so most are from the boat ride to and from the private island):

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Cozumel

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Cozumel was unbelievable. The kids really loved it and I had a fabulous time. We spent most of the day on a private beach. The sand was awesome for playing in and there were fun jumpy toys out in the water to climb on and play in. We didn’t take too many pictures at the beach itself because we were having too much fun in the water.

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Back on the Ship

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

We had an incredible day, and everyone is pretty worn out. But that didn’t stop the kids from wanting to play a round of miniature golf on the top deck of the ship (way cool). They also discovered that they LOVE the animals that the cabin stewards make for us from our towels.

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[Lauren] Lauren’s Key West Pictures

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Lauren took a TON of great pictures in Key West. Here are a bunch of them:

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[Jake] Jake’s Key West Pictures

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

WOW!!!! Jake took so many unbelievably great pictures in Key West. I really should have divided these up into a bunch of different posts, but here they all are. Way to go Jake!!! You rock as a photographer:

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Key West Beach

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

We’ve got big beach plans for our next stop, so it was ok that we didn’t have a ton of time today to spend on the Key West beach. We had done so many other things already today that we were kind of pooped. There were rocks you could climb on, so of course I loved it. The kids were more interested in the water and sand.

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Walking Around Key West

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

We had amazingly beautiful weather today and decided to walk around a bit to see what was around. We saw lots of really great things. We made it mile marker zero and to the southern-most tip of the continental United States (though, looking at a map, it doesn’t even look like it’s the southern-most part of Key West, but oh well, there was a cool monument there).

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Ship Wreck Museum

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Just across from the aquarium is a pretty cool museum about all the salvaging that used to go on at Key West. There was a tour at first, then we wandered around and got to go up the huge look-out tower.

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Key West Aquarium

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The first thing the kids wanted to do was go to the aquarium. We had to wander around a little as we waited for it to open (and got to see wild chickens). The aquarium wasn’t huge, which was perfect since we had a lot of other stuff we wanted to do today. They had some pretty cool sharks to see and we got to pet stingrays and some other creepy water things.

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Pulling into Key West

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Our first stop on the cruise is Key West. It was a beautiful morning as we pulled into dock. The seagulls seemed to like the food they serve on the ship.

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The Cruise Ship

Monday, March 21st, 2011

We start our cruise (the first ever for the kids) today. The flight down here was very easy, and boarding the ship went very well. We did some exploring tonight. It’s looking like it’s going to be pretty fun.

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[Lauren] Lauren’s Pictures On Board the Ship

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Here are some of Lauren’s great pictures from on board our cruise ship:

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More Bike Riding

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

We decided that Jake was just way too big for the bike he had, so we took him to get a new one today. He loves it. Out we went for another bike ride. This time, Monkey Grandma was here with us.

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Fire Pit with Grandma

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Grandma is here for the weekend, and we had a nice fire with her out in the fire pit tonight. Of course the kids had to show her how to make s’mores (but I haven’t had any yet…)

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Riding Bikes

Friday, March 18th, 2011

It was a nice day to finally get out on the bikes again. Beth wanted to do her scooter instead.

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[Lauren] Early March Photos

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

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