Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day weekend....

We went to Mexico for the weekend and had such a wonderful time! My parents have a house on a cliff above the beach there and we stayed in what they call 'the apartment'. The house is huge and beautiful. We left on Friday evening and stayed until Monday morning. We were afraid of the border wait later on in the day so we didn't want to stay too long into Monday.

On Saturday more family came and all the kids had so much fun frolicking in the sand and water. We brought boogie boards with us and rode the waves, sand toys and made sand castles, balls, trucks and had a grand time. We went out to a restaurant that day and tried to eat while the kids went wild. As we walked back to the house on the beach we ran into vendors all over the place. We checked out jewelry, baskets, food, blankets and dresses. We bought some necklaces for the kids, they are magnetic in places so they stick together. I guess they are the newest thing in Mexico...I had never seen them before. Hannah got a pink one (to match her outfit perfectly) and Ben got a blue one (his favorite color). We walked along the water and since it was so hot that the kids jumped in the water with all their clothes on and had so much fun! We didn't mind, we were on vacation and they were having fun! Most of the family members left by nightfall and we got the kids to bed.

Sunday we did much of the same as Saturday, beach play and having lots of fun. It started to rain while we were on the beach so we headed up for lunch and naps. The afternoon we decided that we'd have paella for dinner so my brother and sister and I went to Ensenada for seafood. That was awesome. I forgot my camera so I don't have pictures of it but it was a great reminder of our shopping experiences in Morocco (for those of you who don't know, I grew up there). That night we ate paella and had good company.

Monday we spent some time playing around the house. We started packing up so that we could get on the road early enough to have some time at our house in San Diego. We got home in 3 hours, not too bad since we had expected the border wait to take forever at the end of the holiday weekend.

The Mexico house (view from the beach)
View out of the apartment window (looking north)
Hannah trying out the boogie board
Ben, Hannah and Marissa on the beach
Breakfast with cousins

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