12/4/19 – After spending the morning at Teotihuacán, the kids were so happy to find a restaurant with good food and a play structure! The molcajete was was killer and Logan devoured his flautas and guacamole. It was just the recharge we needed.
12/4/19 – Just livin’ on the edge, trying to give me a heart attack. To her credit, Hailey was our only kid to summit both the Pyramid of the Moon (where she’s sitting) AND the Pyramid of the Sun (pictured in the distance). That’s a whole lotta steps for little legs!
12/4/19 – The ancient archeological ruins of Teotihuacán are vast and breathtaking. I also caught my breath multiple times watching Hailey skip up and down the pyramid steps as if she wouldn’t fall to hear death at any moment. It’s mind-blowing that only a small fraction of the ruins have been excavated.
12/3/19 – We ran the kids pretty hard in Mexico. Logan fell asleep sitting up waiting for Domino’s to finish our pizzas.
12/3/19 – Granja Las Americas
12/3/19 – This speed demon got his drivers license revoked for repeatedly passing people on the raceway. It’s hard to follow the directions when they’re given in Spanish! (Luckily, it wasn’t a problem since they banned him within 5 minutes of closing time. Ha!) (Also, my dad and I are both fluent in Spanish, and neither of us caught that rule either. ♀️)
12/3/19 – Rush played paintball for the first time, and despite begging Jake and me not to shoot him at all, he LOVED it. We were the only 3 in the arena but the adrenaline was still pumping strong! This is our fierce pose. ☠️
12/3/19 – Granja Las Americas was a hybrid of Six Flags, a petting zoo, and all the family fun things. The kids spent the most time at this Nat Geo jumping dome, doing it over and over again because there was no line. We also mini-golfed around the world, rock climbed, played carnival games, drove little cars, pet and fed and played with animals, named bunnies, played laser tag, and zip-lined. I’ll never stop laughing at how Jake almost knocked the guy off the platform—there was no slow-down mechanism at the end of the line so a skinny dude would stand there, plant his feet, and grab us as we barreled towards the platform. Sure, that works… I wish with all my heart that I had a video!
12/2/19 – The reunion with my parents in the airport when we arrived in Mexico was pretty special. My kids (and me! and Jake, too) have missed them so much! We hadn’t communicated much since they left over a year ago because I’m not great at writing letters/emails and it’s always so difficult to find a good time to call/FaceTime. We were used to seeing them at least once a month, so being so far away has been tough!