We have been here 2 weeks and day thus far and I have so much to share about our great trip. We were scheduled to leave tomorrow but we have been having such a wonderful relaxing time we have decided to stay another week. Jacob is here for work for another week and a half anyway so why not enjoy a little longer. I seriously thought with two kids in a hotel room I would be totally ready to go home after almost 2.5 weeks but other than a little hesitation about missing Easter, it seemed to make sense to stay. I am really anxious to get the garden back home going but what is one more week when we have the opportunity to stay on vacation and be a whole family for another week.
We are all immensely enjoying spending so much time together without all the stresses of normal everyday things at home. What has been most amazing to me is how no matter where we are, in Pittsburgh or Puerto Rico, some of my favorite memories are of such simple things. Yes, we love taking Aurora to the Pittsburgh Zoo and the Children's Museum and to the Rainforest and Aquarium here, but my favorite memories really are the everyday ones. At home, of all of us snuggled on the bed together just talking and here Jacob and I so enjoyed our walk home from dinner and gelato where Aurora wanted to carry her ice cream cup and walk and eat back to the hotel. We relished her walking and talking with a chocolate covered face and chocolate dripping down her dress. And I think Jacob's favorite time was when were driving back to the hotel one day. We had stopped at a roadside produce stand and got some mini-bananas. Aurora was eating one in the back seat with the biggest smile on her face and the wind blowing in her hair.
So I'm home how. I started writing this when were still in Puerto Rico obviously but there were issues with picture uploading and a post without pictures seemed silly. So below are some of my favorite simple moments in Puerto Rico
|Hiking in the Rain Forest.|
|Taking it upon herself to do summersaults down the hill in front of El Morro fort in Old San Juan.|
|Waiting to see the Easter Bunny at the hotel.|
|Cooling off in the spray from a fountain in Old San Juan.|
|Enjoying dessert Easter Sunday.|
|Despite my insistence that her brother's swim shirt would not fit her she just had to prove me wrong.|