66 Photos - Jun 4, 2014
Photo: One of our very first stops was to see the Moores! While we were away, they made their home in Playa - what a treat to have them there, and to get to share in so many beautiful memories together. Phoebe is a fiend for frosting!Photo: Everett was super happy to be on the beach again.Photo: And, to get some cuddles from his god father!Photo: However, he wasn't too sure about the choice of hats :)Photo: We had arrived just in time to celebrate Phoebe's 3rd birthday. She really wanted to have a Unicorn birthday - but there were no unicorn pinatas anywhere! Being her dutiful god parents, we made it our mission to make her wish come true...one purple pony and a few modifications later - a unicorn!Photo: Amazingly we sent Jenn that photo of the purple and gold unicorn and she sent us this at the same time - the colors they'd chosen (unbeknownst to us) were purple and yellow! Great party hats!Photo: It was a hit! (Literally) :)Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: Our beautiful birthday girl!Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: Beautiful Paamul!Photo: Everett happy in the arms of the lovely Gina!Photo: Pinata masters!Video: In Mexico, all the kids sing along!Video: And everyone gets a turn!Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: By the time the cake arrived, Phoebe wasn't worried in the least that the candle wasn't a unicorn - she was having so much fun!Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: Then - it was Halloween!Photo: Playa having such a big expat community made for the perfect place to celebrate Everett's first Halloween. Go Messi!! Go Barca!! Go!!Photo: We couldn't resist the chance to be referees at the Paamul Halloween party :)Photo: A few days later, Chloe and Tobias getting ready for a round of Go Karts!Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: I'm not sure who was more excited - the dads or the kids!Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: Even Phoebe had a turn!Photo: Then it was off to the bowling alley to keep out of the rain. Everett was so excited to spend some time with Jenn before the baby arrived!Photo: Ross passing along his bowling expertise to a determined Tobias!Photo: And then! Welcome Griffin Geoffrey  Moore! Born at home on November 8th. Ross, Everett, and I were so blessed to have been there playing with the kids while he was born. We were some of his very first visitors - meeting him just minutes after he made his debut. What a beautiful boy!Photo: The next day, we took the chance to snag the big brother and sisters for the afternoon to give Jenn and Jerry some time with baby Griffin.Photo: That same weekend, our dear friend Vincent snapped a few photos of all of us while we were out to brunch, then to a friends in the afternoon.Photo: Photo: Lucca - the futbol star!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Phoebe, Chloe, and Tobias also joined us that day too, we were so excited to get some extra chances to spend time with them!!Photo: Pooltime!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Beautiful boy, just lounging around the house.Photo: A beautiful evening in Tulum with our dear friend Lana, searching for sea turtle babies. Unfortunately, we didn't spot any. We did have a wonderful time though.Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto: A wonderful weekend outing to Tulum with dear friends Vincent, Gina, Manuel, Norma, and some friends of Vincent and Gina's - visiting from the states.Photo: Mums and bubs!Photo: Before we knew it, Thanksgiving was here! What a little turkey we had!Photo: Being our very first time hosting Thanksgiving and attempting to cook a turkey, I wasn't quite sure what to do. Jes suggested a great overnight brine recipe - and the rest was easy!Photo: Yum! Turned out pretty well!Photo: Look at that spread!Photo: Thankfully we had loads of food because we had quite the houseful! It was a perfect Thanksgiving.Photo: Grandma and Grandpa even came down to join the fun!Photo: About a week later, Ross participated in his very first 1/2 marathon - a "training" run for his full marathon coming up in March. He did excellent!Photo: We had a great visit with Chuck and Marilyn over those final couple of weeks in Playa.Photo: What a cutie!Video: Daddy and Everett having lots of fun!Photo: One evening, watching a Broncos match - Lucca was copying everything Ross did - was so cute!Photo: Video: And Everett even started to scoot!Photo: Before we knew it, it was time to pack up and go...Photo: Off to cooler temperatures for Christmas!