S: Mexico 2010
1: Here is a book of our family vacation to Marival Resort. We went with "NaNa" and "Papa" Roswold, Uncle Rosh and Uncle Jair. We stayed in a three bedroom, ocean front condo with the most beautiful views. The resort had three pools, plus a kiddie pool for Nolan. Nolan loved being there, even though he was kind of a stinker. He was thrilled he got to eat "PIZZA" everyday. Nolan did so great on the airplane both ways. It was a great trip with a ton of fun new memories. Enjoy!
2: Our Room with a view
4: Grandma need Coffee and Nolan needs a little love.
6: Nolan just loved to play in the pool. He really wanted to try to swim with Nana. | HOT
7: Rosh and Jair decided to give Scuba Diving a try. They spent Saturday morning training and then on Monday they got to go out on a boat to a reef and dive for the day. They really liked it. They saw whales, dolphins and turtles.
9: Senior Mr. PePe's
10: The View
11: Nolan was having a great time with Nana and Uncle Rosh. He was full of kisses and hugs.
12: We had such a nice dinner, steak and lobster, YUM. Nolan was being silly and taking a lot of pictures, including this one of Kim and me.
13: Life is Precious
14: Sister and Brother | Cynthia
16: What a good throw! | Noli loves to Kick | 2, 2, 2 Go! | Nolan would jump in the water all day if he could
17: Playtime with daddy! Nolan is showing daddy how high he can jump and how he blows bubbles in the water!
18: Kick, Kick, Kick
19: Nothing beats being a dad!
20: sleeping beauty ;)
21: Kim took this for Ashlynn | Beautiful Sunsets
23: Beautiful Couple
24: Smile | Time for din din
26: "Nolan takes on the ocean....
28: Ben and I got to go boogie boarding. It was a lot of fun.
30: Fun, Fun | Another Day In Paradise
31: Nolan and Papa | What a Smile!!!
33: We finally showed Nolan the kids pool and he was awe struck. He didn't really know what to think.
34: Cafe de Olla
35: We had a great dinner at Cafe De Olla and then after we went shopping in the market area... Nana got Nolan a cheap guitar that he loved, then he almost went to sleep on Jair's head.
36: Ben and I got some alone time to go swimming while Nolan was asleep. It was a lot of fun until he dunked me. But at least I gave him a good fight.
37: Love of my life
38: Tuckered out after a long day in the pool!
40: explore | La Rhonda
41: Before | after | We met Steve and Linda Nichols and Chris, Amber, Ella and Kiera Lagerstedt for dinner. We went to our favorite restaurant and had the "Molcajete"
42: Bike Ride to Bucerias, were my Grandma used to live.
43: Dad just looks like a biker
44: While we were on our bike ride, Nolan stayed back to play in the pool... When he was all done with that he needed to eat lunch, but was just so tired. He literally fell asleep while eating pizza. He ate the entire piece with his eyes closed barely staying awake until he was completely finished then he laid his head down to sleep.
45: Rosh getting some R&R and Jair striking a pose.
47: The sunset was beautiful. We were headed into town to go to Encanto for dinner while everyone else went to dance at Sr Mr Pepe's. It was a blast.
50: Nolan and Grandma are so sweet together.
51: Me and my bubbe... Such a sweet baby. I love the one where he is holding my ear (his security blanket)
54: While Ben, Nolan and I went to "Encanto" for dinner, everyone else went to "Sr. Mr. Pepe's again to have a dance party. Cynthia was able to get some local witnesses together to salsa dance. I hear they had a blast.
55: After dinner we decided to walk toward the market area. Nolan saw a soccer ball from far away and started to play with the shop owners. They were so impressed with how good he could kick. We played for about 45 mins and ran into the Lagerstedts and Nichols again. Nolan left such an impression that when Steve and Linda went by a week later they asked where Nolan was.
56: Ben hated it, Rosh embraced it and Jair thrived up until his jet ski died. I just enjoyed the ride (back and forth in front of the hotel :)
57: The Jet Ski Ride | Rosh | Jair | Ben and Nik
60: Releasing the baby sea turtles
61: the goodbye kiss
62: This was the coolest thing we did on vacation. we went to a turtle reserve and were able to help release turtles that were only 1 day old into the ocean. Nolan was able to hold them, which he loved. It was really neat.
63: The survival ratio was only 2% but it was better then with no help at all. I learned that when turtles are born they have a 10 day food supply sack in there belly that kicks into gear when they touch water. Creation is so amazing when you learn about how different animals survive.
66: "Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone." | Nolan and Papa having a moment... Papa was probably telling Nolan all about the wonders of the ocean ;)
68: We are singing our love song duet... " I got you babe"
69: Our last night in Mexico
70: Nolan and Momma
71: Walking back from the rescued turtles was crazy. Nolan was so wired and excited he was going crazy in the sand. He rolled down the hills, kicked and threw sand and found rocks. He was so dirty.
72: The best group shot we got... | Our final dinner... and of course they made the best strawberry mojito ever. The food was great and so was the view.
73: Nolan got really good at taking photos on this trip... be on the lookout for book number 2, Nolan's edition.
74: After dinner, Ben took Nolan back to the condo to put him to bed, so imagine our surprise when we were coming back seeing Ben and Nolan rocking out in there room... Nolan was definitely not sleeping. They came to the balcony to serenade us with there crazy music skills.
75: As all good things must come to an end, this trip did too. Our last night was so much fun... a great way to end a great week. Uncle Rosh watched "Cars" with Nolan. Grandma and Grandpa tried to dance and we played a "get to know you better" game with Uncle Jair.