Saturday, November 3, 2007

dig it.. cabifi



Here are some pictures from the vacation, some of the first ones you see are just from around the house and the harvest festival that snuck in... you will be able to tell when the cabo ones come up, due to the amount of skin (lily's) showing... not to many naki ones this time!!! she's becoming quite modest in her old age...

well, we had a very successful vacation... it was, perhaps, our best yet.
things we've learned from past vacations:

-the perfect amount of time to vacation with kids - 5 days.
-flying out of SLO is def worth the extra money
-benedryl really does knock em out (we didn't have to use it this time, but we have in the past!)
-toddlers love airplanes
-oz flies great even with an ear infection
-it's worth paying to stay somewhere, rather than trying to save a buck and stay with friends who live in a trailer--- j/k we wouldn't have stayed with them!
-cabo is the perfect distance to fly with kids
-never, ever go to cabo in july, august or september. late october is perfect weather wise
- going on vacation with other people who have kids is a win win


gosh, so much to say about the vacation... we'll start with the highlights...

-the kids flew great
-their colds seem to disappear in mexico- but returned upon arrival...
-the boys and shelley getting really good waves- this is a true highlight, b/c in true rodgers fashion, B never gets good waves on vacation
-having a professional photographer on vacation with us... thanks si!
-going out to eat with 6 adults and 6 kids- you can imagine the chaos
-watching elias fearless in the water- shore pound and all
-seeing max shred at swimming
-forgetting oz was even with us, cause he was so mellow
-lily wanting max and owen around, but never wanting them to touch any of her babies
-Jeramiah and Simon catching a fish by merely using a childrens play bucket
- the kids being in awe of the fish, and lily naming it nemo- how original
-simon, who does not drink, mastering the art of pina colodas for the rest of us to indulge
-shelley making some amazing sashimi with the freshest ahi around
-having my husband around for 5 days straight!
-lily watching cinderella and telling Brandon that she wants to wear a "real pretty dress" and marry him when she gets older
-the kids sleeping really well in the condo- thanks to the black hole bedroom
-the evening swim our last night there
-no montezuma's revenge for anyone
-getting a couple's massage with... shelley???
-getting my bronze on
hmmm, i guess that's all i got for now.
all in all, thanks pollards and especially blackwells for a very memorable and radical vacation!

6 comments:

kristen pollard said...

it was a blast. and you can't end a great vacation without running in the terminal to barely catch your flight home, can you? oh yah we did! we couldn't imagine vacationing with a more fun, kick back family. we already miss you guys. si's been busy with the photos, they'll be posted soon.

Holls said...

yeah, the flight home was a close one.. luckily ours was delayed 45 mins so we had time...
can't wait to see the pics!
miss you guys to!

Bagdad said...

Polly, you are friggin hilarious...seriously, I am laughing out loud. wow...I really love you(seriously). Any by the way Lily also informed me that I could wear a bow tie to the wedding.

Kelly Meirik said...

like i said on si's blog...i'm a little jealous...that's okay right??

Jennifer Schlenker said...

The only thing missing was me in your suitcase eh???

Eli & Mandy Stewart said...

glad you guys had fun. the kiddos are getting so big. can't wait to connect with you guys over the holidays....and for you to meet Ava! We love you,