Last week was our kid’s fall break and we spent it in Mexico with a couple families. It was unlike any of our previous trips and yet still as amazing as always. We experienced our first Mexico rain storm (thank you Hurricane Rosa) which put us out of power for 14 hours. Streets were flooded and some washed out. We take for granted that in the states, power is typically restored quickly and even when power is out, we still have running water – which was not the case. The first two days, the winds were strong which created large waves – our kids had never seen waves this large and they enjoyed playing in them. They were disappointed by the third day when they had died down. Due to weather and potential road conditions, we ended up leaving one night early – but we weren’t willing to miss a beach sunset. So we played until the very last minute, enjoyed the sunset and then packed up and headed out as they kids settled into sleep in the car. It seems as though each time we go there’s a new adventure.
One thing from this trip that was a welcome change – Briggs (and the other boys his age) were able to walk up and down the stairs to beach unassisted. This may not seem like a big deal but it’s a game changer! When your hands are full carrying every thing to and from – it’s great to have them by your side walking and not having to hold them. Perhaps next time we can be diaper free! Love these milestones.
I now have a laundry room floor caked in sand (luckily the laundry is done) and a couple kids under the weather – clearly they played too hard. Looks like our fall break will be extended another day as we try and get kids healthy and not contagious!
Here’s our week in pictures…