Winter Break {Mexico}

We took the kids to Playa del Carmen, Mexico last week for winter break.  We had so much fun and were really sad to see the week come to an end.  Until next time….





Sam, our archeologist in the making, really wanted to go see some ruins.  There is no shortage of ruins in this part of Mexico.  We took the bus about an hour south to the Tulum ruins.  These ruins are right on the water which means gorgeous views and cooler breezes.  We also saw about a million lizards…







Scott was really excited to take the kids snorkeling and lucky for us we were only a taxi ride away from this beautiful lagoon.  Alice and Mason enjoyed the snorkeling the most of all of us.





After a full morning of snorkeling, we walked down the beach road to a small restaurant/bar.  This was the view from our table.




The sunrises were spectacular. I took this picture right off of our deck.


Mason was happiest when his siblings chose to build sand castles with him.  Two buckets and a few shovels from Wal-Mart and we were set for the week.  The older three had a blast with some hand me down boogie boards.  Thank you to the family who went home on the day we arrived!






Closer to the end of our week, we ventured north to a crocodile sanctuary called Crococun.  The kids held crocodiles, snakes and birds.  They also fed deer and monkeys…





The coolest and most terrifying point in our guided tour was the walk through the croc exhibit.  There are no fences or railing, just one sidewalk through about 30 full-grown crocodiles.  This guy below kept swishing his tail and it was freaking me out!  He was big and so were his teeth!





Scott and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary and even got out for a nice dinner sans kids.  We had so much fun together and are pretty sure that we will go back…hopefully for a longer stay!


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