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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Capturing some awesome.

We just got back from being awesome in Mexico.


We are blessed enough to live three and a half hours from this tiny, hole in the wall, paradise.

And, why, yes...that is Christian perched in his wheelchair in the sand. Do you know his Daddy hauled that wheelchair all the way out to ten feet from the shoreline? And he wouldn't have had it any other way. Our son, right there with the rest of us. But Daddy will be working on an easier way to make this happen to save his own back.

Of course, he wore his patriotic straw hat. It was Memorial Day, after all.


You know what wasn't awesome? Christian and Lola were both sick with colds through the whole trip. Lola has more energy than all of us combined so her cold manifested itself through a runny nose and cough. But other than that, no wimpy cold was going to slow her down. Christian, on the other hand, definitely needs down time when it comes to colds. He even got a temperature a few times. So he did a lot of laying around and resting.

What better place to rest than the beach?

Or the balcony overlooking the ocean?

We didn't take him in the ocean water and even the pool temperature was a little cool for him. He did absolutely turn to butter in the jacuzzi. He loves, loves, loves him some warm water!

He also got a bubble bath in the jacuzzi tub in our room. He loved it so much and his body responded so quickly and positively that I am strongly considering looking into purchasing a hot tub for jacuzzi therapy!

There was a time where I couldn't have imagined being in a foreign country while Christian is sick. But I wasn't worried. I mean it is only three and a half hours away. And I didn't think Christian was getting to the point where he would need anything but some good Childrens' Tylenol. And maybe this sounds irresponsible or off the wall, but if things were to go down hill or get seriously bad for Christian, I'd know that we spent these days as a family, by the ocean, where he is calm and relaxed. I wouldn't regret a single moment of that.

Someone else was bound and determine to explore every inch of that beach.

And this is what a long day at the beach does to munchkins. Cold or no cold.

We captured our awesome. The beach is an amazing memory maker. The effect it has on my kids, each in its individual way, is worth every single cent saved to take this trip.

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean, kid.

Until next time, Mexico!

1 comment:

Jen said...

It looks like you guys had a great trip! I love all of the pictures! Especially the one with Christian and Lola taking a little snooze : )

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