It's been a long time coming....our last "vacation" (which was a long weekend in NYC-see posts here, here, and here) was when Avery was only 18months old....she's now almost 5! Yep, a looooong time coming for this trip!
It all started Tues, May 20th. We had a 6am flight, so Gabe, my Mom, and I were up at 3am. We got showered and dressed then woke the kids up just before 4am. Of course my kids were wound up and ready to go-there was no sleeping for them once we woke them! We got to the airport around 4:30 and everything went very smoothly, which was nice. We got on the plane and were ready to head to JFK for our layover.
|Avery and Gabe|
|Cassandra and I|
Once in Aruba, we met with a car rental place and got our ride for the week (a minivan) and we were on our way driving to the house. Along the way, this happened....
|my Mom's bedroom|
Wednesday both Gabe and I were up around 5:30am (that's what you get for being in bed at 8:30!) and the kids were up around 7. We had some breakfast then headed out for some sightseeing.
First stop...the lighthouse.
|Mom and Cassandra|
|Avery and I|
|Gabe and the girls|
Next stop...the natural bridge!
|Cassandra's first beach trip!|
On Friday we hung out at "home" all morning just relaxing and swimming-the kids just loved the pool!
|Aren't they adorable?!|
Then Gabe and I had a date night-we went out for dinner then did some gambling after.