Thursday, July 31, 2008

On the Road Again...

Tomorrow we're off on vacation again, flying south to Acapulco. The Big Guy's parents own a time share in Mexico, and save up their weeks and then take the whole family there.

It's a rough life, but someone has to live it.

We've been to Acapulco as a family before. It was actually the first time we had to get a passport for The May Queen. This is what she looked like when we were there the first time:

16 months old. (note the ever present sippy cup. I noticed in over half the pictures we have of her there the sippy cup is in hand or nearby) Now she is nearly 6. Yikes.

She was always a little fish, though. Check out this picture I got of her at the awesome pool at the resort:


That underwater camera was worth its weight in gold, no?

Oh, I miss those chubby little arms. Anyhow...

The older girls at the pool were fascinated by her, and everyone seemed to know her name. "Hola, May Queen!" they would call, waving as we went by. I cannot count the number of times we were asked if we bleached her hair. Um... no.

So, we're off again! For the next week I will be swimming in the pool and the ocean, playing Bridge with the in-laws (and losing... I'm pretty bad at Bridge), and having fun in the sun!

Then we come home, The May Queen starts school 5 days later, and I'll get MY vacation!

17 comments:

imbeingheldhostage said...

That underwater photo is the coolest! Have a great time and post lots of photos when you're back!

MamaGeek said...

You are SO gonna need that vacation, aren't you? LOVE that shot!

Lora said...

Do you live in Louisiana? If so where? How many vacations do you guys get every year??? QUITE UNFAIR!

flutter said...

that underwater shot rules!

creative-type dad said...

Acapulco! I'm jealous.

And that is a really cool underwater picture.

niobe said...

MQ's hair really is incredibly striking. So, at one level, I guess I understand the constant questions. It's just hard to imagine anyone bleaching a little girl's hair. (though I'm sure there are people who do)

Amy Y said...

Have an excellent time!

another good thing said...

Hope you are enjoying Meh-hee-ko. I need a vacation from my vacation.

Chaotic Joy said...

That picture is positively priceless. I am totally jealous of your vacation. I hope you have a great time!

Kyla said...

I love that underwater shot. WOW!

carrie said...

You are having entirely too much fun.

Don't stop. :)

womaninawindow said...

Yes, that underwater photo is beautiful! Truly. Was it expensive, I wonder. Not that I'd have much opportunity to use one anyway. Way up here under the ice half the year, maybe.

Have fun in Mexico!

E said...

Okay I am officially jealous. Don't you guys ever have to work? Have fun Ms Maypole....

Sarcasta-Mom said...

I'm so jealous of your travels I could just spit. But I wont, 'cause that's yucky. Instead I'll just wish you a good time, and stew in jealousy until you return.

Tracey said...

You BRAT.

Have fun, even if you are incredibly spoiled.

:)

Oh, and those pics of May Queen? Delicious.

Emily said...

I hope there are some (controlled) shark sightings on your beach vacation!

Cheers!

Christine said...

mexico!?!?! that is SO awesome. hope you are having a blast!