Friday, April 08, 2011

Caribbean Cruise 2011

We had a wonderful time on our cruise! We set sail on March 27th out of Galveston port on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas.
Our first stop was Cozumel, Mexico. We rented a jeep and drove around the whole island. We also went snorkeling. The tide was pretty strong!
Here we are at some "Mayan ruins".
The next stop was Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Here we rode horses 6 miles down the beach.
Then we just hung out on the beach for a while.
In Jamaica, the locals were pretty aggressive in trying to sell their wares. We took a tour around Falmouth.
Below is a view of Falmouth from the cruise boat's dining room.
On the boat, there was tons to do. We did some rock climbing...
Ice skating...
Hanging around...
Roller blading...
And of course, eating!! Here we are on formal night. Each night they had great entertainment like comedians, singing and dancing, magician, and game shows. We were even participants on their version of "Family Feud". We played trivia many times but never won.
The food was fantastic, and we were able to make some friends since we ate with the same people each night.
Us with Susan, "Mama" (real name unknown), Kim and Kevin - who happen to live about 5 minutes away from us in Frisco.
Our waiter Soheil and his assistant Freddy were responsible for loading us up every night.
Charlotte and Olivia had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa, but were ready to get back home after a tiring week! I love how Olivia uses her cheek as a pillow.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Spring Break 2011

We really enjoyed our Spring Break(s) this year! First, we hit up Frank Buck zoo in Gainesville about an hour away. A couple years ago we visited this zoo and loved it for its manageable size and deserted feel. This time it was very crowded (due our attendance on $2 admission day during Spring Break) but it was still fun.

I think the girls had an even better time later that week on a mall trip though...

Olivia couldn't get enough of the firetruck.

Before leaving for a week with Grandma, we decided to chop off Charlotte's lengthy mane for her second haircut ever. I thought she would be nervous, but she was determined to get a haircut like some of her friends had recently done. She loved every second of her salon experience and didn't stop talking about it for a while.
Olivia thought she was getting a haircut, too.
Um.... is someone going to shampoo me or what?