Happy Monday friends!
I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and 4th of July Holiday!
We had a crazy whirlwind of the last week and a half. Whew. Don't shoot me but I'm sort of glad it's Monday and we're back on a normal schedule. I'm pooped.
Mexico was just as you can imagine. Five days of kid-free, responsibility free, relaxing bliss. Our hardest decision was where to eat and whether to lounge at the beach or pool. We scored an upgraded ride in a stretch limo, drank tasty beverages, saw an interesting Michael Jackson impersonator, met some scaly wildlife, and danced all night in the "Discotheque."
My only complaint is that the food was less than amazing (which is the downfall of staying at an all-inclusive in my opinion), but when someone else is doing the cooking and cleaning, I'll eat it and say "gracias." My favorite meal there was the ceviche. Yum. I'm going to experiment and recreate this deliciousness.
We stayed at the Excellence Playa Mujeres. It's an adult only, all-inclusive resort in an area about 30 minutes north of Cancun. This was our view. Not too shabby.
I packed bikinis, cover-ups, and sundresses. My pink and green bikinis were perfect. I packed a few dinner dresses that I bought locally at one of my favorite boutiques, Thera M. They were comfortable and cute which is exactly what you need on vacation!
We were gone for 5 days and 4 nights. We've never left Baby Girl for longer than that. It's a perfect amount of time and I'm always ready to get back to her by then. It's so hard to leave her and I worry about her every moment when I'm gone, but it's so beneficial for me to recharge as a mommy. I'm with her all day every day so we need a break from each other every once in a while. I reflected on how I was doing as a parent, thought about what I could change and do better, and what was working. I was so excited to see her when we got back and I've had more patience during some of her "difficult" times.
p.s. Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice? Because we had an offer on our house last week from a family who has been looking at it for 2 months. We were excited and I even found a rental house, but it fell through. Oh well, I don't have the energy to pack anyways.