5.19.2008

PARADISE

A couple of weeks ago we took a trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas. It was the BEST! The only bad part of the trip were the flights we had 2 there and 2 back, 2 of the flights were 4 1/2 hours. I am certain I will never fly with a One Year Old again. I had been nervous for a month about the flight, and sure enough my worst fears were confirmed. It was just as bad as I imagined even with the help of Stephen and my mom. But we got through it and no one on the plane seemed to really mind ( course on the way back Stephen said Jerry Colangelo put his headphones on to drown out the noise) I just wish we could have enjoyed our first class seats a little more. 

Once we got there the fun began. We mostly stayed at the resort and went to the pools. One of the kids pools was awesome with a mini waterpark in it. Only Stephen went on the Awesome slides they have since Jackson was too small and I was too big. We did the beach one day but Hudson really didn't like that so we didn't go back. But the water was so perfectly clear and warm. One day we took a ferry into town to go shopping and get some yummy food, since the resorts food prices were Unbelievably expensive ( luckily we had a kitchen in our room to cook most all our meals). They had a version of the Alley's there and me and my mom got some goodies. Stephen and J went around the entire time trying to find a Huge Blowing Sea Shell. There were aquariums all over the resort, which was the boys favorite Hud would get so excited every time we saw the marine life. One day we went and fed the Sea Turtles and Sting Rays. I think Hud's fav. part of the trip though was riding back and forth on the bus as soon as he saw it he would run to it get on run to the back, where we had to sit every time ( in Jack's captains chair he called it) then plop in his seat until the ride was over and we stopped, then he would jump up and run to get off.  It was such a fun trip, next time we go back hopefully we will be able to do a lot more. 

Here is one of the rare times Huddy is being good - of course he is watching Elmo's World
The first day there Stephen forgot Sunscreen and this is what he looked like the second day. Poor Guy
J's fav. thing to do on the beach was finding sea shells 
As you can see Hud is not to sure about the sand 

On the Ferry
J & S with their sea shell, they couldn't be more proud




Pooped after a long day in the sun
The favorite bus ride, and our Special Seats
Relaxing in bed watching T.V. 
We celebrated my Mom's birthday and Mother's Day while we were up there, here is my mom at her B-day dinner. This guy sang Happy Birthday to her and he was so awesome.

Here are our $8 pints of Ice Cream, that Stephen had to have
Hudson loved all the marine life, here is him with the turtles
J & H found a hidden speaker with music coming out of it, so they started dancing of course
Here I am feeding the Sting Ray, it was so awesome
Hud got a little scared
J of course loved it and did it twice


On the last day all the boys got these $2 matching shirts from stand on the dock. By the end of the day they were ruined, both the boys spilt pepsi on them, Hud got Tomato Juice on his and so on and so forth. 

My hubby dealing with the locals, he always prides himself in getting the best deal.





11 comments:

Melanie said...

Looks like a fun. Love the pics

Ern said...

Could you be any cuter, Crystal?! ...so, so cute and looks like it was a blast of a vacay! Congrats on the new bambino!

Mary Ann said...

your boys are so stinkin cute and you look adorable prego! how much longer do you have? are you having a baby shower? i miss you and hope all is well for you. your vacation looks like a dream!

Cummards said...

How fun! I forgot that you guys were going there. It looks like you had a blast, all the pictures are so cute. You of course are still looking like the perfect little prego mom! I can't wait for you to have this baby so I know what it is!!!!

The Neilson Times said...

What a great trip and great pictures. You have such an adorable family! You and your mom are so beautiful, I am glad you had such a fun trip!

Jenna said...

Crystal you are a twig. It looks like a ton of fun. I would die before I flew on a plane though being pregnant. I am not a vacationer at all when I am pregnant. How brave to bring your kids too. I am not sure I will ever bring mine on a plane!

Melinda said...

That looks so awesome. It's been FOREVER since we saw you guys. I'm not sure I even knew you were pregnant! You are very brave to take that trip with such a little one-- and pregnant to boot! But I'm glad the trip was fun-- hopefully the memory of the bad flights will fade quickly...

Brittney Smith said...

Wow! Looks like you guys had a great time. Nice to get away before the new baby comes. Glad you could do it! You look great!

The Tyler's said...

I love all the pics. You and your mom look so beautiful in all the pictures! Huddy looks like a big kid...not a baby anymore...sad!

Rhiannon said...

You look so good in those pictures. You are also very brave to take your kids on long flight. But what an amazing experience. I would love to do that someday.

Suzanne Cummard said...

So fun!
What great pics!
How the heck did Steve forget sunscreen?? SAD!
I love the JOY in your boys faces!
I can not wait to see your lil girls cute face! AHH!