August 25, 2010

Vacation Part 4

Our Five Day Cruise
The Boat: The Carnival Triumph
We loved the ship. It was fancy and elegant.
Aaron and I had a cabin with a balcony.
View from the Balcony.
Hayden and I saw this rainbow one day
while sitting on the balcony.
He was sure it was Grandma Kathy telling us to
"have fun and that Jesus was taking good care of her."
So Sweet!

The kids were across the hall.
It had a water slide that the boys LOVED!!
And an Arcade to keep them busy.
even Aaron...
The Shows weren't great, but entertained Kenzie and I -
not even girls in G-strings could keep my boys attention.
The Ports:Progresso & Cozumel Mexico
Progresso had Cheap Shopping,
Lots of Begging, and was HUMID AND HOT!!!
Jelly Fish in the Water
Hayden is trying to hear the Ocean in the seashell...
Cozumel had More Expensive Shopping,
Not as much Begging,
but was still HUMID AND HOT!!!
The Best Parts:
The Kids Camps-
Hayden is the ONLY child that went.
But he LOVED it!!
The Towel Animals: The kids favorite!
And, of course, the FOOD!!
We ate Chocolate Melting Cake every night
and had soft ice cream cones every hour.
Jose was our waiter each night.
He called Mackay - "Mickey",
Hayden - "Kaden"
Kenzie was "Kenzie"
I was "Dawn"
and Aaron was "Sir Aaron".

Hayden and his escargot (snails)
He ate ALL of them.
Mackay didn't like the snails.
We had a lot of fun and still relaxed on this trip.
The kids had their fair share of fights
- with battle wounds to prove it,
but when they needed someone to hang out with,
they became friends again.
Aaron needed some time away from work,
he enjoyed reading his books and staring into the ocean (he LOVES water).
I love to vacation so I was happy.
New Orleans was my favorite part.
All in all - we had a great time.
We were together as a family,
making memories
and enjoying every bit of it.


amanda said...

I can't believe Hayden ate all those snails--yuck!! And I love the picture of him posing on the bed. So silly!! Everyone needs a vacation every once in a while--I think I am due:) Glad you had fun.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful family pictures..So happy you had a great family vacation. Haydie, I want you to know that G-ma loves to eat those snails. You have good taste!!hahaha Luv ou all..Mom

Alyssa said...

What a great family memory! Cruises are definitely the perfect vacation getaway for everyone. Loved all of the photos. Thanks for posting. Fun to hear about your adventure.

Lindy said...

Sounds amazing! I'm sure your kids will treasure the memories. We are going on a cruise in Nov. You will have to give me pointers:)

amanda said...

haden looking at the rainbow thinking it was grandma was so cute. love jane.