Showing posts with label Jamaica. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jamaica. Show all posts

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Family vacation

This March break we took the kids to Jamaica! We went to Gran Bahia Principe runaway bay. We came to this resort 6 years ago. It's actually better than it was. We had a wonderful stay!

On the way there baby m slept on the plane, the whole way! Little K played and watched a movie.
He was Soo interested and asked a lot of questions as he looked out the window. His favorite part was landing. His eyes were glued to the window. 

The resort was beautiful and the weather was amazing! 

Our suite had a big King bed, a twin bed and a crib. We faced the pool and ocean but surrounded by Palm trees. 

We spent most our days on the beach!
And I mean days 9am-5pm some days we didn't go to the pool at all. The beach and the sun and breeze was soo relaxing.

It was a short walk to the beach but we loved the walk. Stopping for coconut water and taking in the view!
Little k would take his sweet time! 
The water is calm and great for small kids. He played in the sand for hours! 

We took some professional pics on the beach too. Cutest beach pics! 

The pool was nice and big. Both kids love the water, ocean and pool. 

I think lunch was our favorite time of the day. Ha! Delicious jerk chicken at the beach restaurant. Oh! And daily live music too! Eating lunch with a view was soo awesome. 

Breakfast was pretty good too. Better when we sat outside of the buffet. The weather was so great, we just wanted to soak it all up! 

Dinners were a little tougher with the kids because they were tired at 7pm so After dinner we would go to the lobby to relax and listen to the live band but the kids would fall asleep! The kids show was pretty late but we got to it a couple times. 

The stroller came in handy... For big boy more than baby. Ha! 

Overall it was a great vacation. Resort and staff was great. Not one complaint. The kids really enjoyed it. We all did. With 2 kids it was a little extra work getting around. We had so much fun and soaked up all the sun. But we were all ready to come back home to the calm of things. Little k would ask why we were there for 100 days haha! He totally cracked us up. Little k owned his vacation, he would stand by the shore and soak in the sun and view. Baby m hit so many milestones while we were there. Crawling and feeding himself cheerios! 

Our first family vacation as 4! 

Monday, March 25, 2013

My must haves when traveling with baby

Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, I had 3 days to plan a vacation. I didn't have just myself to think about, packing for baby k is a big job!

Thinking of what to bring for baby k I categorized them by,

Clothes/personal items

I then went through what I thought a day would be like and made sure I had all parts of the day covered. Meals, clothing day and night, swim gear etc ;)

I over packed on the meds part haha I just think of different scenarios and pack it all. Baby Tylenol, benedryl, Camilla, polysporin, bandaids, spectra for kids, desitin for diaper rash. Aveeno baby sunblock.

Luckily I didn't need to use any! Well other than the sunblock which he had lathered on him many times throughout the day. Along with a sun hat.

I packed the Tylenol in my carry on just in case.

Diapers check, wipes check oh and hand and face wipes that I carried in my purse a must have all day everyday to keep the germs away.

I knew the travel time was going to be long so I had to make sure I packed his sippy cup and snacks, diaper and wipes in my carry on. (Like any regular day ha)

Snacks like gold fish, cereal bars and puffs and even the baby purée pkg, I was surprised that he had a few and liked them. Made me feel better that he wasn't going hungry while in the plane and bus. Especially when we were going, everything was delayed and the trip was longer than expected.

When it came to toys, I wasn't going to pack all his favorite toys.. We were over in our baggage weight to begin with ha!

Beach toys were a must... A few other toys that were light and easy to bring. On pthe plane, our phones and iPad was what really kept him entertained the whole trip, that and looking out the window he loved that.

Baby K was a great traveler, and even though the travel day was long, going and coming thankfully it all went smooth!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Back from vacation! 6 days in Jamaica!

I didn't talk about going on vacation because I actually didn't even know we were going to go on one! 2 weeks ago my husband called me from work and said he is getting time off work and to book a trip ASAP! So I booked, planned and packed a vacation in 3 days and we were off to Ocho Rios Jamaica! Talk about a rush!

Baby K didn't even have any summer clothes that fit! I had to run out and buy him a summer wardrobe and swim gear. Not a problem at all tho shopping for my cutie haha.

I was a little worried about going on vacation so close to my sisters due date too! But it all worked out and she's still pregnant! Haha we want baby E to hurry and and come now! ;)

Baby K is a great little traveler! Of course being a toddler he had his moments but overall he was great the whole trip! He loved being in a different setting. On the beach and sand under the sun, he loved it. He learned so much the past week, his vocabulary expanded, he mastered using the ipad for apps he loves, motor skills like using the fork himself more often to eat and balancing while he makes a run for it. He came back a different little baby.

I will blog more about our trip during the week! Like my must haves while traveling with a toddler.