Thursday, August 4, 2011


When Grace was just 3 months old, she took her first flight.  It was the first of 15 flights her first year.  She has continued to fly as a one year old and we added an international destination to her list of cities as well as a stamp in her passport.   We all flew to Cancun last month to a resort near Puerto Morelos.  Nanie and Papa (Keith's parent) joined us and we all had a great time.  They might disagree with me because of a few illnesses, but I still say we had a great time.

After a few days of rationalizing why Grace wasn't sleeping like her normal self, we finally realized that she had an ear infection.  Nothing scarier than hoping the resort Dr. knows what he is doing and is giving us what we need, but it didn't take long before Grace was acting at least a little bit more like herself.  Unfortunately Papa got sick while we were there as well.

Our resort was Azul Sensatori.  We had the perfect room for families with little kids.  They have some rooms that are more divided as well as connecting rooms, but we splurged on a swim out in the premium section.  These rooms are right on the lazy river with stairs into the pool and a small hot tub.  The resort provides what ever you might need for a baby - crib, chaning table, bottle warmer and sterilizer as well as a baby monitor.  We were able to laze about the pool and keep an ear out while Grace was sleeping.  So nice to have a waiter bring us a drink in the pool while she slept.

Other perks of the resort was a great splash pad and baby pool, a kids club with an entire room of my gym equipment and another with Fisher Price toys.  Pretty much anything you might think you'd need for little one this resort had.

First time in the ocean!

Outside our room

Looking straight our from our patio.  

Sweet Baby

You can't tell that she had a raging ear infection in this picture.  

Nanie, Papa and Grace!

Running on the beach

Grace and Daddy hanging out before breakfast

She loved these chairs and wanted to try all 25 of them in room.

Playground on the beach.

Splash pad was a favorite.

Even with the sicknesses, I think it still was a nice family vacation filled with firsts for Grace.