Reading books before bedtime once we arrived in Atlanta
We made it to Punta Cana!
No jetways at the airport there - kinda strange!
Once we arrived at the resort, we all changed into shorts and comfy beach clothes to walk around and go to dinner. Katie was definitely not so sure about the ocean at this point!
I'm not sure why, but I just love this picture - Katie was getting a ride on Daddy's shoulders to dinner!
Ready to head to the pool on our first full day there!
My favorite drink - the Ocean Blue. YUM!
Every night after dinner, we headed to the lobby! They had live music and the kids loved running around and dancing!
Again, Katie gets a lift on Daddy's shoulders!
Momma and her girl :)
I couldn't decide which picture I liked best, so I posted both of them - just love them!
An island sunset
Happy girl at dinner!
One of the few pics of the two of us on the trip
Such a funny expression - hanging out in the lobby after dinner
I love how soft her skin looks here. I think she was trying to find Elmo on TV.
Ready to hit the beach!
Happy girl - laughing at the other kids playing in the sand and ocean
And she finally decided to join in the fun!
"WOO WOO WOO!!!"
Letting the ocean water cover her feet
I think this is a neat picture
She loved splashing in the pool! I splashed out of the pool to get a wasp to go away and she thought that was the funniest thing ever!
Climbing out of the pool - and so happy.
Every day, there would be employees that danced and played games and music around the pool for a fun atmosphere.
Brad brought Katie back out after naptime - and yes, he put her bathing suit on backwards...
...the rear view of the backwards bathing suit!
Katie loved Kennedy's Dora suitcase!
Another "WOO WOO WOO!!" - she started doing that while we were gone! And I love it!
Do you think she's happy? You can see straight down her throat! We were playing in the lobby again...
I think she was dancing with someone here - such a sweet smile.
I'm so glad Katie figured out how to drink out of a straw before we went. She loved drinking juice (lemonade) anytime she could get some. We were most concerned with keeping her hydrated, so she drank a LOT of juice!!
Daddy & Katie reading before bedtime - she loved Goodnight Moon! She would hold her finger and say "shhh" when the part with the old lady whispering "hush" came up!
She also loved Elmer's Friends while we were gone. She learned what a kangaroo does (bounce) and what an owl says!
Look at that sassy stance!
One of the bars with a swim up bar! Katie got to know the bartenders because of her love of juice! She would give them a fist bump (boom, as we call it) everytime!
Katie and Kennedy
The 3 kiddos - we obviously went on this trip with another family and one of the sets of their grandparents! It was so fun!
Katie playing in the lobby again!
I'm thinking of having this one printed and framed to hang somewhere in our house - I just love it!
Katie decided sand wasn't so bad after all. She and Brad worked on a little castle!
Hanging out with momma in the pool!
Poor girl had a fever of 102! Thank goodness I packed our whole medicine cabinet!
Another family picture! Poor Katie.
Whenever Katie had her fever reducer, she got a second wind - as shown here!
The kids playing after dinner! Oh the laughter out of those kids - so sweet.
Daddy and his girl
And she was out - she would never sleep on us like that, so we definitely knew she didn't feel well at all! And we did go back to the room at this point - we didn't make her stay out (even though it was our last night there)!
The next morning - Brad had just given her the tshirt we bought her. It was the only thing we bought and brought home with us - a handpainted Elmo shirt. She LOVED it!
Katie loved these fish in one of the walkways through a building.
Happy girl waiting on the shuttle to the airport. Again, she had her second wind here because of the medicine!
This was heavenly. After eating at the resort all week, mostly off the buffet, we were ready for something different yet familiar. Wendy's was at the airport - and it tasted divine.
Right before we hopped on the plane to come home. She slept all but the last 20 minutes of the flight home - poor girl. She finally caught up on sleep and started feeling better after being home a couple of days. Thank goodness! What a great trip it was - I'd definitely go back, and I'd love to try a different resort to see what it is like! Maybe something a little more high-end so we don't have to deal with spring break-ers :)