I was expecting to be posting Kodak moment after Kodak moment on this trip, but so far there hasn’t been too many. The weather has not been great at all. It’s warm but it’s raining every other minute. Today we arrived at Cozumel, Mexico and as Shawn and Chris went off for some 4-wheeler/crocodile/ruin/snorkelling event, the rest of us tried to find a nice beach. We got caught in the pouring rain and since the kids were wet anyhow, we let them splash around for a bit. Elliot wanted to head out on his own, so he continuously tried to make it for the alley behind us. It didn’t help any that Kim had a serious talk with him. As it cleared up we found the only nearby hotel with a pool and a beach – just in time for another rain shower. Elliot and mommy had a little swim in the rain/ocean, but the resort wasn’t too minded towards kids, so we headed back to the ship after a short while.
Tuesday we arrived at the Cayman Islands, but unfortunately it was raining cats and dogs most of the day so we never made it to the nice beach. There was plenty of water around, though, so Sienna and Elliot enjoyed some serious puddle jumping. We also went on a semi-submarine trip, but the visibility wasn’t great due to the weather and the air conditioner was broken on the boat, so it was somewhat of a humid and stinky ride. Back at the ship the kids had some fun in the pool and after that they relaxed with a bubble b*th in the Jacuzzi with their dad. Other than that we are spending some quality time with our good friends – Kim and Chris and their son Lucas. For a short while we also enjoyed some local company in the shape of a goofy-looking bird. A few of the pictures below are from our one night in Tampa before the cruise, where Sienna had an evening swim in the hotel pool.
On Wednesday we drove 2½ hours to get to Windsor where cousin Tessa, aunt Karen and Art lives. Tessa is the cutest and happiest little baby and she got lots of kisses, snuggles, and hugs from her cousin Sienna (she got a few smacks and scratches from cousin Elliot). Tessa lives in a nice and spacious house, but most of the walls are painted in dark colours that suck up all the light – not great for picture taking (when one refuses to put on the flash). Tessa’s room is nicely decorated in lavender colours, though, so we managed to get a few good shots in there.
Sienna and Elliot enjoyed themselves in the new surroundings and Tessa was her smiley old self all the way. Sienna particularly liked that she got to stay up real late to play games with aunt Karen.
We are back from our little trip to Norway. Despite the fact that the kids are still having some serious sleeping issues, we had a very nice time. The sun was shining and we got to see lots of dinosaur bones and funny statues at the park. The new opera house offered a lot of unique backgrounds for photo opportunities. Unfortunately Sienna was allergic to something in the Norwegian air and couldn’t stop sneezing. We got the best day possible and when we arrived back in Copenhagen it was pouring rain.
Here are some snapshots from our trip to a very nice summerhouse on the Vest coast of Zealand, Denmark. We were there the last week of June (2009) and the weather was unbelievable (for Danish standards, anyhow). Bedstefar Carlos (grandpa Carl) and mormor (grandma Elisabeth) stayed with us for 3 very nice and relaxing days. Jacob and Maibritt stopped by one day for dinner and so did David, Louise and Gabriel.