A few weeks after the 4th of July and just before Amelia turned 6 months old we headed to Riviera Maya, Mexico! Not only was this our first family vacation with Amelia in tow, it was also her first flight (insert cringing emoji). The trip was wonderful, but traveling with a 6 month old is not easy…or lightweight. So. Much. Stuff.
Thank you Robert for doubling as a pack mule. Love the many talents of my super husband.
My biggest anxiety leading up to the trip was making sure I packed everything we may possibly need (this involved lots of list making and double checking) and traveling with breast milk (this turned out to be super easy and no big deal, win!). The flights on the other hand…well, I wouldn’t call them ‘easy’. We had 4 flights total and 2 went OK and 2 involved lots of crying despite my best efforts at nursing/distraction/handing the baby off to family members. I’m not sure if flying will get easier or harder the older she gets. Being a parent on a plane definitely gives you a whole new threshold for tolerating other babies and young children on planes (sorry anyone I ever side-eyed in the past!).
Once we arrived in Mexico Amelia settled into a schedule pretty quickly and did well, despite some very late bedtimes. Our resort, the Vidanta Grand Luxxe, was beautiful and HUGE. The size made getting around slightly difficult since we had to travel everywhere with baby gear, but the variety of restaurants, pools and activities was wonderful.
We never lacked for something new and fun to do on the resort and spent one day away at a zip line park, complete with ATV’s and cenote swimming, which was a lot of fun despite my fear of heights.
So without further ado here is a lot of vacation photos because those are a lot more fun to look at than my babble 🙂 Enjoy!
A few shots of our great suite complements of my in-laws!
The Beach Club Pool…literally straight out of a magazine.
The “Mercado” area of the resort…it was really neat and very hard to photograph adequately. Restaurants, small shops and food vendors (all outdoors/open air!) and an area where they put on nightly live music and traditional dance shows.
Dinner in Playa Del Carmen at Mu, DELICIOUS burgers!
Walking the streets of Playa at midnight with a very awake baby! And before the on site Cirque show, JOYA. So fun!
Thank you to my amazing sister in law for taking the time to plan such a fun trip for our whole family!