Tuesday, December 02, 2008

I don't know how to explain what's going on in my life. It seems like I should have all this time to do things like catch up on emails, post to my blog, play around with the pictures from our vacation...make some of the loooong list of Christmas gifts on my to do list. But as it turns out, I haven't peed without an audience in 2 weeks, and because I can't seem to make it to the grocery store we're eating things like cheerios and powdered milk for dinner. (Ok. Not really. But we might have to tomorrow night.)

Strange.

And here it is 11:57 p.m. and I am torn between posting a few Mexico pix and going to bed. Because I KNOW that there will be a child needing my attention in a matter of minutes. That's been our pattern. Everyone is just off. (Will is sick, and Sweet Pea is reacting to all the extra attention he's getting a little, shall we say, negatively. I'm not going to say I'm at my wits end, but. Um. Hey! Girl weekend is coming up in March! Wicked is coming to Portland and I'm going if I have to hitch a ride on a cattle car. Woohoo!!)

Ok. Without further adieu (i.e. interruption by my bad attitude). Some Mexico pix:

He spent a lot of time running away from me while I was trying to change his diaper. So I spent a lot of time taking adorable nekkid pictures. Adorable!


We had an iguana family living in the tree outside our window. We were pretty fascinated by the iguanas, as evidenced by the 34 pictures we took of them. I'm not kidding.


They like to clearly label the edibles at the grocery store so the Gringo tourists will know what to buy.


Ok, but for reals...the grocery store was so awesome I can't even do it justice here. I think for me that was a trip highlight. Except for the one time when we were in an aisle that either contained a lot of kool aid, or cleaning products. And I couldn't tell which. THEY WEREN'T CLEARLY LABELED. Is it FUD, or is it KEMIKALS? How am I supposed to know?

This part was nice:





The kids were delightful, and bonus...kept each other totally entertained. I am totally on board with communal living now.


The husbands were delightful, and bonus...kept each other totally entertained...oh, wait...


These were taken after the Mommies had their spa trip. Don't we look blissed out? BEST EVER MASSAGE at a place in Old Town called Metamorphosis. AWESOME. Somewhere on another camera there is a picture of me sitting on a couch all squishy like jello, post massage. There is a lovely seniorita at my hands giving me a mani, and another at my feet doing the pedi. That might be my happy place, that couch.



On the boat ride to Las Calitas. I'll take that villa on the cliff, please and thanks.






Las Calitas, another happy place. The kids had a blast here. Swimming, snorkeling, hiking, playing with the crabs in the rocks. And the food was fabulous. Actually, the food was fabulous everywhere we went. But particularly good while my feet were stuck in the sand on a secluded beach.






Yep. That's a Monkey. Cute little bugger.




Dinner at La Palapa.



Yum!

Puerto Vallarta is rather known for their amazing food. We didn't have a single bad meal. And there was great wine everywhere we went too. Mr. G was pretty excited about the $20 bottles of good vino. Mucho Gusta!

Hey, look who's back!


Funky art on the Malecon and a package of Mexican Oreos. This might be Sweet Pea's happy place.





There are a bunch more iguana pix, but I'll spare you.

Oh. So the speeding ambulance story. It's nothing major really. Will fell off the bed and hit his head on the tile floor. Big goose egg. Much crying. He fell so sound asleep from 1) the crying, and 2) the fact that it was naptime, and then we couldn't really judge if he was just tired or maybe had a concussion. So the hotel doc wanted an x-ray. And, get this...the ambulance ride was free. A cab would have cost us $30. So away we went. Sirens, lights and all. It was terrifying actually. Much scarier than the injury. Our entire hospital trip, including 2 x-rays only cost $170.00. Can you believe that? The hospital was really nice too. We were in the ER here last weekend - because Will got a bad case of pink eye while we were in the mountains, and there is no place else to go on a Saturday afternoon in rural Idaho except the ER - I bet that little visit costs my insurance company $800 or more. Crazy!

The trip was so wonderful though. GO TO PUERTO VALLARTA. It's so lovely. Get a massage from Angie at Metamorphosis. Eat at Sea Fare in the Marina. Walk the Malecon. Take a boat to Los Arcos national park. Take a thousand pictures of an iguana. Drink things with pinapple slices in them. Eat. Eat. Eat. And take me with you. It's way more fun with a lot of people you love to hang out with.

~Clover

3 comments:

Slacker Mama said...

Looks amazing!

Glad to see you back, and I totally understand your "where the heck did the time go?!?!" predicament! Hope everyone gets healthy and better-behaved soon!

scarlett said...

Everything was awesome...well except the mister's lobster so stay away from the lobster at the Mayan Palace. Can we go back? Tomorrow?

Beege said...

Sorry to hear the Golightly's are feeling off. If it's any comfort: so is Familia Beege. Maybe it's the time of year? Or something...I don't know.

I LOVED the pic of your monkey with the little monkey! And she looked so teeny tiny in the pic with all the big kids!