Monday night we arrived home after 4 fun filled and sandy days at the beach and 20 hours round trip on a bus. We were/are exhausted, and so happy to have a hot shower, but we were really glad that we got a chance to be a part of the trip with the kids.
While we were at the beach each child was paired with one adult. Erin had eight year-old Alondra, and I had twelve year-old Abigail. It was a special treat to get to spend so much time one-on-one with our girls and get to spoil them a little along the way.
Since my camera does not play well with sand and water we did not take many pictures while we were playing on the beach, but here are a few photos of our time en la playa (Some of photos were taken by Abigail a budding photographer).
Me and Abigail
Erin and Alondra
Joel and Gilmar
Our room at the beach house (8 people in 5 beds)
Alondra and Abi on the bunks
Nicole and Ruby in their beach wraps (I bought the cloth in Kenya a few years ago. The kids loved wearing them!)
Ready for the beach! Rubi, Alondra and Nicole.
Nicole loved cleaning…. and wearing Miss Erin’s shoes.
Greis eating dinner
Little Dubi (pink) led the group in a song.
We had a birthday party complete with piñatas!
Ana and Edison with their loot.
Hunting for Crabs - A favorite pastime.
Maria was one of the best at catching the crabs. She did not even mind when they pinched her.
Nicole and Rubi almost ready for swim time
Bonfire and s’mores on the beach
Abi eating her very first s’more
Alondra and Erin getting ready to toast their marshmallows.
Two very happy girls
Three little monkeys….
…and then there were four.
Alondra and Erin were laughing so hard
Abi making her propeller rocket
Abi and I waiting for the rocket races to start.
We played hard and when it was time to head home we spent a lot of time passed out on the bus