Saturday, November 12, 2011

I feel brave over something not so scary...

Scott did this thing about 12 times without breaking a sweat. I did it once and nearly freaked out. I almost backed out, but then I remembered all the 9 year olds I saw going down it and my pride wouldn't let me. I did it once, and I will never do it again.

El Conquistador!!!

It's been a while since our family had a fun Puerto Rican experience. We decided we would take advantage of the long weekend and honor the Veterans by going to the Conquistador. It's this ginormous hotel in Fajardo. We had a blast! It was exactly what our family needed. The kids are pooped and kinda grumpy from playing but it was SO worth it. In the lobby area they have several types of birds. Rhys thought they were awesome. There was a cockatoo that says hola. That was pretty exciting for all the kids that stopped to check him out.

After we went down the big slide. We were surprised they let him come down the slides with us. They said he just had to be 36 inches tall. I really don't think he met the height requirement but nobody stopped us.

We were right across from the ocean. It was nice and cool. There are two sections to the hotel, one at the top and one at the bottom of a huge hill. We were at the bottom so we got to take a little cart, trainy thing up the hill. That was really fun for Rhys. He got really excited whenever we told him we were going to ride the train.
He got to sleep on his own huge bed. It took him over an hour to fall asleep. He just wouldn't stop playing. Scott and I went out on the deck to read our books and we would see some of the lamps come on. He was obsessed with this desk lamp that he liked to turn on and off. He got totally busted.
Scott was pumping the A/C like crazy (because he can). I was cold and I thought the kids were too. But they don't have blankets so we used towels for the kids. So Rhys slept under bath towel and Elsa got a hand towel.

Watching the sun rise while having a delicious waffle on the deck. We scored a pretty nice breakfast from the cafe there.

We took the catamaran out to El Conquistador's private island, Palomino Island. Elsa fell asleep on the way there so I spent a bunch of the time vegging out, snuggling her, which I love to do anyway. Rhys was super tired too so I got to snuggle him for a while as well. We didn't stay very long because we had to go check out, and I think had we waited too long Rhys might have had a melt down. He was wore out!!

So much fun!


I completely forgot that we had Halloween here until I was downloading my pictures from my camera and saw some adorable children (mine) in their costumes. Rhys is still wearing his Spiderman costume. He's been wearing it so much that the it was starting to fall apart. We had to take it to Beckki's house and she sewed it back together for us. It was really nice of her. I keep reminding Scott that I want a sewing machine for Christmas.
At the ward Halloween party they had games and Rhys won these super scary vampire teeth. Pretty awesome!

Look at the beautiful color coordinated babies!! Heather's Baby Mia (L) was born 10 days after Elsa. Kandace's baby Riley(R) is about 2 1/2 months older. It was so fun to be pregnant at the same time.