Tuesday, January 11, 2011

the big boat

this was our first cruise on royal caribbean. we have been on princess cruises multiple times, but not since the kids. it was a lot of fun, with them, but a different kind of vacation for sure. they weren't really allowed to go to the kids program. it was for potty trained kids 3-11. they let them have a chance, said that they could go until one of them had an accident. so we took them some, but used it sparingly. mason didn't poop in his pants once the entire cruise though and sawyer switched to panties at night instead of pull-ups! so we are down to buying pull-ups for one kids now. woohoo!

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here is our room and a pic of us the first formal night.
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COZUMEL

we decided this would be our beach break. we have both been there many times so we figured it would be a good place for the beach. it was of coarse gorgeous and the kids of coarse loved playing!
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GRAND CAYMAN
we really wanted to swim with the sting rays here but the kids have to be 5. maybe next time :) so instead we just walked around and shopped.

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when we were done we headed back to the boat for some time in the kid pool! the ship had an awesome boat pool with a waterfall, whale slide and big and little pool.
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JAMAICA

we headed straight to the beach to take some more pictures of the kids when we got off. so we took this shuttle to a beach, got out there, got the kids set up and my camera (5d) wouldn't work! ugh. i took my back-up camera (5d) and my regular point and shoot on the trip. i could not figure out what the deal was. i tried all kinds of different things and nothing. it was SO frustrating. so i shot a couple of pics with my point and shoot and we headed to margaritaville to eat.
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they had this big fire performance while we were there. i was sitting there messing with my camera the whole time and all of the sudden i got it to work!
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AT SEA

the day after jamaica mason had a high fever and slept most of the day. poor thing did not feel well at all.
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DAY 2 AT SEA

we started of the day with a chocolate breakfast. that might be the way we should start off every day :)
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and of coarse spent the entire day eating, eating and eating some more.
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the only picture of our whole group. there are a bunch of stubborn people who don't like pictures in this family.
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(parham, jaffy aka jen, chrys, kim, me & mason, eric & sawyer)

3 comments:

annalee said...

this looks incredible!
i'm so glad y'all made lots of memories together on the big boat!

Kristi H said...

What an AMAZING trip! I can't even imagine taking my two on a cruise! S&M have already been to more places than most people visit in a lifetime! That is so neat! GREAT photos!!

The Watsons said...

That looks like SO MUCH FUN!!! We haven't ever been on a cruise...but it's on my to-do list! :) Amazing pictures, too, by the way! Loved them!