Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The best family vacation ever

We just got back from an awesome family vacation. Yes, I know I've been on vacation for the past 2 months but this time it was with Drew! Any time with Drew is like a vacation but this one was real. A few months ago we decided to book a Mediteranean Cruise for the whole family. We love cruising but we were a little nervous about taking the kids (Isaac gets carsick after half a block) and what would we do about the long "fancy restaurant" dinners? But we now know our kids are incredible vacationers and are up for anything. I love them! No seasickness, no complaining about long dinners, no problems at all. It was amazing.

So this is a short version of each day. Sorry after the first day our camera broke. We had to use a disposable camera and now have to wait and get the film developed. It's been a while - I really love digital photography!

Monday morning at 3:30am our trip started. We had an early flight but very short. The kids slept through it and as you can see slept for a while after we arrived in Barcelona.

They were exhausted. After they finally woke up we went to the Barcelona Aquarium.

They loved it! Stella especially loved the peguins. She was so cute covering her mouth in shock and enjoyment! Isaac's favorite was the sting rays. It was a great way to start the trip and get some wiggles out.

Around lunch time we decided to check out the boat. The kids were so excited. After a quick lifeboat safety drill we ventured to the kids club and the pool.

We knew immediately that we would be spending a lot of time here. And that was just fine with us. A playground, a kiddie wading pool and a place to lay out sounds perfect to me!

That night we realied our kids would be just fine with the "fancy restaurant." Isaac loved getting a menu and Stella thought the glass goblets were great. We had an awesome waiter and assistant waiter that took care of our every wish. This is a lot since we are Americans and have the pickiest kids ever.

The next day was Villefrance, France. So pretty. We didn't do much research on France so we did some fun window shopping and enjoyed some yummy french food. They make the best crepes! After getting a few fun things we decided that the pool was missing us. So we went back to play on the boat.

I have to go but I'll be back later with the rest of the trip!


G-Ma Karen said...

So glad you had a great time. The kids look like they had a great time. Post more pictures, so we all can dream of where we want to vacation someday....

Chrislynn said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Your trip got Richie thinking we need to go on a cruise, but we just can't afford it right now, someday we will do it.

The Silly Witch said...

Aren't kids amazing! I'm so glad that your whole family got to share that time together.

Anonymous said...

Sure sounds like a lot of fun. The kids looked like they were having a lot of fun in the pool. Post more pictures when you can.

Granny Heard