Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Dreaded In-Laws!!

Just kidding. I love my in-laws. I think I won the in-law lottery. They're great people. They came and hung out with us for nearly two weeks and it was a blast. I need a couple days to recover from all the fun . Blaine loves to snorkel so we had to go to as many beaches we could to snorkel. We found some really cool stuff and had a blast. These pictures are a little bit out of order so bear with me here.

This is a picture of Rhys at Mar Chiquita. Someone told us there was good snorkeling here but when we got there to look at it we realized very quickly that we wouldn't be doing any snorkeling there. The waves were huge and it's surrounded by these razor sharp rocks. Even though we didn't swim there Rhys had a blast. The actual beach is behind him, this water is run-off from the huge waves crashing over the rocks. It was still and clear and shallow so he had a really fun time crawling around in it. He's so happy, and of course you've got the sickly starving dog in the background. That's Puerto Rico for you!

This is why we didn't snorkel. It's a small beach with huge waves and sharp rocks. Not a good combo for snorkeling. So beautiful though. I think I took about 50 pictures.

I had to show Rhys cowboy boots to Dad. I got these before Rhys was even born and he's almost grown into them. I even have spurs!! We had to check them out. Sasha's good for something, right? Dad's excited for us to come to Idaho in the summer so we can try the boots out on some real horses.

We had the chance to go take a ferry out to the island of Culebra. One of the beaches there, Flamenco, was voted one of the best beaches in the world so we had to check it out. It was a super fun, super exhausting adventure. Here are Rhys and Dad hanging out. They had a blast together.

This is Flamenco beach. It really was beautiful. We didn't stay very long cause there isn't snorkeling here. We left the beautiful beach to hike over the hill to go to an ugly beach with snorkeling where I got about 75 mosquito bites. The snorkeling was pretty wicked awesome though.
Us on the Ferry. I'm trying not to get seasick.

We took a break from the beach to go to Old San Juan. These are the boys checking out the Forts.
So Scott got asked to be Santa at our Wards Christmas party. It was so funny I almost wet myself. Keep in mind we live in Puerto Rico and the church doesn't have air conditioning. He was so hot!! He was sweating before he even left the bathroom. The suit itself is hot but he's so skinny we stuffed it to fill him out more. The kids thought it was pretty funny. The best part was we tried to get Rhys to sit on Santa's lap and he totally freaked. He screamed for 10 minutes straight and took another 10 to get him completely calmed down. I didn't get a picture but some people from our Ward did and I'm waiting for them to send me a copy.
If I really was married to Santa I would so let myself go. I would love to be Mrs. Clause.


Mabeys said...

Oh my heck! I love, love, love the boots and spurs!

Ariane said...

Those pictures make me want to live by the beach, for a short time at least. And Rys is SO cute! What a little face!!!

MegJill said...

Okay, I can't believe they couldn't find someone fatter than Scott to play Santa! That is hilarious! Especially the part about Rhys being so scared of him.
Those huge waves look so beautiful and scary at the same time.
I always felt sorry for all the homeless dogs there. At first I wanted to buy bags of dog food and feed them all, but soon I realized there were HUNDREDS of homeless dogs and there was no way could feed them all!
And last but not least, I hope my in laws get to visit us for a long time like that someday! (hint hint, MaJo!)
Oh, and Rhys is still adorable.

Little Smitheys said...

eva, your hair is getting so long. it makes me realize how long its been sience i saw you last. oh man. i miss the heck out of you!.