Friday, February 17, 2012

Vacation Fun Part Two The Cruise

Part Two of our vacation was a 3 day cruise on the Carnival Sensation. This was the first time my mom or Gabe have been on a cruise. We had such a good time.

Gabe sitting in our ocean view window in our room.

One of my favorite pictures from the trip

I love watching his face every time something new came along. He was so excited and had this smile plastered on his face almost the entire time he was awake. This was our first towel creation on the first night.
My love and I on the formal night at dinner
My mom in all her glory I love that she was just able to relax and do what she wanted. I wish we would have had more sun for her to enjoy but she figures not having so much sun was God's way of protecting her because he knew that if we would have had sun everyday she would have been out in it everyday. :)
Gabe and Dad chillin' in the Hot Tub...haha

Gabe and John had an ice cream eating contest while we were on the ship to see which one could eat the most ice cream cones while on the ship. Gabe won with eating 13 ice cream cones in 3 days!! Dad came in with 9 or 10 I can't remember for sure. This picture is Gabe with ice cream #9

Our port for this cruise was Nassau Bahama. We were blessed with lost of sun this day and decided to take advantage of his and go to the beach. The water was to cold for my liking so Gabe and John went for a swim while my mom and I hung out on the beach people watching and WOW did we have the people to watch. All I have to say is Mirrors people, mirrors!
Nana & Gabe at dinner our last night on the ship
Gabe & Mommy :) Getting into some of the pictures is another reason that I love having my mom with us. She always makes sure to take the camera from me so that I can actually have proof that I too was on this vacation.
Gabe & Daddy these two are such goof balls with each other and boy does this boy love his daddy.
Gabe standing outside of our ship in Nassau.
Gabe and Daddy playing the drums in Nassau. For a "tip" you could go up and play the drums with these guys. Gabe liked this part a lot. I let dad do this with him because there was no way I was putting on those hats! Yuck!
Gabe at the Water Works slides on our boat. He spent a lot of time here and had lots of fun.
On the boat heading back to Florida we went from sun and 80 to rain and 39 degrees once we arrived in Florida. It was quit a shock that we were really not prepared for but we survived.
John has been looking at another cruise already but next time we want to take a bunch of people with us. It is more fun when there are more people with you. So if cruising is something that might interest you let us know and we will get you info for the next time! :) This is the best way to have a vacation ever, John and I are hooked for life!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Vacation Fun Part One

One of the things I love the most about my husband is that he likes to travel and get away as much as I do. I love that he takes the time to research everything and to make sure that everything that we want to do is taken care of. I also love that on many vacations we've been able to take my mom along with us. Since we live farther away from her than my brother and sister do, We don't get to spend much time with her. Having her come with us on these trips is a special treat not only for myself but for Gabe as well. I love watching the two of them together having fun.

Part One of our vacation was spending time with Aunt Jean and Uncle Larry at their home in Port St. Lucie Florida. We arrived around 7pm and I'm not sure which kid was more excited to get into the pool first Mom or Gabe! They didn't waste much time before getting their suits on and jumping in!
Nana & Gabe during their night swim

On Monday we did some shopping in the morning because is was raining but the clouds parted for a little while and we were able to do a little swimming in the afternoon. Gabe LOVES the water and swam almost that entire day even when it started raining. He was already wet so the rain drops didn't much matter to him.
This boy can do a cannon ball with the best of them.
Gabe, Mommy & Nana having fun in the pool, yes Mommy even got into the pool!
This kid makes me laugh like no other the above picture I'm sure will be a graduation board memory in a short 13 year. Below he is learning on to play Farkle and loved every minute of it.
On Tuesday Gabe & John went to see Mom and Dad Fuller's place in Florida and to spend the day with Mom Fuller. Grandma decided that since she was going to miss Gabe's birthday this year because they will still be in Florida that she would celebrate his birthday with him early while they were there visiting. Gabe loved everything that he got and also loved walking around and meeting all of Grandma and Grandpa's neighbors. Wednesday was my birthday and my cousin Michael surprised me and took us all to a really cool zoo. Since I LOVE zoo this was such a perfect way to spend my birthday. I had my two favorite guys with me and my mom. This zoo was amazing it was so fun to be able to get so close to the animals.They had an area where you could go in and feed the birds nectar as soon as you walked into the door the birds swarmed you and would sit right on you to get to the nectar. As you can see below Gabe was more than pleased with this part of the zoo. I think we could have stayed here all day and been happy.
After the zoo we all met back up at Aunt Jean's house and Aunt Jean, Uncle Larry, Michael, Susie, Emily, David, Mom, John, Gabe and I all went out for my birthday dinner. We had a great meal and Gabe made sure that EVERYONE there knew that it was my birthday! This was the best birthday that I have had in a long time and John kept saying that he wasn't sure how he was going to top this one. :)
Me with my sweet hubby
Me & my sweet boy
Me and My Mommy :)

On Thursday it was time to leave and head for part two of our vacation. Our CRUISE we were all very excited to get to that part of the vacation but before we boarded the boat we thought that we would stop at Coco Beach to get some shells and some photos!

I will try to post Part 2 The Cruise tomorrow!