One week in and I finally got around to posting our vacation photos. We left for Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, very early in the morning on November 7th. The trip to our hotel was relatively easy, Magnus napped a bit, played, we ate snacks and walked around.
Once there it didn’t take long to realize that Johannes was in heaven. He loved it all, the plane, the food, the flamingos by the pool, and most importantly, the water…all of it. Pool or sea were loved and used indiscriminately.
Magnus was not quite as happy about the changes. He had a pretty tough time adapting to the new routine, he developed heat rash and the dairy (which makes up quite a bit of his diet here) hurt his stomach pretty badly. But he loved the pool and playing in the sand, the buns at meal times and pizza at lunch. So all was not lost. He was as good as you could probably expect from a curious one year old.
Having my parents with us was wonderful. We got to spend time with them and the kids, but they also helped immensely with meal times and coordinating naps (for Magnus).
I still cannot believe we already went and came back. Seven days passed much much too quickly, and I think we all felt like we could maybe have stayed a little extra there.
Later this week I’ll post a list of the “must have” products for a trip to the beach with kids, but for now, enjoy the photo explosion.