Monthly Archives: December 2017

Family vacay in Puerto Vallarta

As I was saying, we took a family vacation over Christmas that included myself, dada, Maia, 할머니, 할아버지, and jjojji 이모.  We tried out an all-inclusive resort for the first time for any of us.

Flying with a 27 month old was a one million percent improvement over flying with a 14 month old.  Maia played with stickers for most of the time and then decided to nap.

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Maia loved the resort and immediately accepted it as her new reality.  😀  We all stayed together in a 3 bedroom suite that she called “Mexico home.”  She stayed up late every night and demanded to ride the elevator at random times and asked to go visit the big big tunnel.  She went swimming in the pools every day and also checked out the beach right on the property.

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We all had a good time.  Maybe we will try it again in a year or two.  🙂

Merry Christmas from Mexico!

We are still here!  We took a family trip to Puerto Vallarta for 5 nights and just got back last night, hence the lack of posts.  Here are a few photos while I wait for Tom to get me some good ones.

Stickers on the airplane = big success

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Big big tunnel!

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Night time ice cream
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Some little recent happenings

뽀뽀bean reached the crayon-on-the-wall milestone yesterday.

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Thankfully, it came off easily with a damp paper towel.  Kudos, Crayola, for your “ultra-clean washable” crayons.


I read about Home Depot offering a free kids workshop once a month, so even though she is a bit young for it, I took Beanie to build a wooden “gingerbread” house.

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I did the building and Maia decorated with stickers and paint.  She really enjoyed the painting and asked for more paint when we got home!  Maybe I will delegate that messy activity to my parents.  😀
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The finished product is totally cute and Maia enjoyed taking the roof off and putting it back on, and putting items inside the house.2017-12-02 home depot 10


Also today I revealed to Maia the train tracks/cars/accessories I recently acquired for her.