Mexico 2016 Highlights

Mama and Toosh in our hungarian embroidered shirts.

 

 

Like last year, we spent the first portion of Spring Break in Bucerias, Mexico at my uncle’s beach house. My mother, born and raised in Mexico City, still has two brothers that live in Mexico. And fortunately for us, one of them has a beautiful beach house in Bucerias, a sleepy-non-tourist town north of Puerto Vallarta, on the west coast of Mexico. Here are the highlights from our ten day vacation with Nana and Tata!

The house, located a block from the beach, is on the top of a hill with a lush gorgeous green garden, with beautiful flowers (and lots of colorful insects, too).

The house, located a block from the beach, is on top of a hill with a lush gorgeous green garden. There are beautiful flowers (and lots of colorful insects, too).

The beach. The waves tended to be quite large and rough, but that did not stop us from spending each and every morning playing in the ocean.

The beach. The waves tended to be quite large and rough, but that didn’t stop us from spending each and every morning playing in the ocean.

The last days of the short short swimming trunks. After 6.5 years, Cruzzie told me he will no longer wear his European swimsuits -- I am heart broken -- but glad that it lasted as long as it did.....now we are wearing bigger and longer shorts, but never board shorts.

The last days of the short short swimming trunks. After 6.5 years, Cruzzie told me he will no longer wear his European swimsuits.  I am heart broken — but glad that it lasted as long as it did…..now we are wearing bigger and longer shorts, but never board shorts.

The afternoons were spent lounging in the yard with the pool, and making a trek down (3 minute walk) to the local tienda to get ice cream.

The afternoons were spent lounging in the yard with the pool, and making a trek down (3 minute walk) to the local tienda to get ice cream.

The gate to our house.

The gate to our house.

Strutting it.

Strutting it.

Nana and Tata and their grandkids. And yes, my mother is stylish and awesome, but rocks socks with her birkenstocks on vacation (Not #motherlikedaughter)

Nana and Tata and their grandkids. And yes, my mother is stylish and awesome, but rocks socks with her birkenstocks on vacation (Not #motherlikedaughter)

The corner of our famous yellow wall shots.

The corner of our famous yellow wall shots.

Fruit loops are given to the kids on vacation....so it means it is their breakfast dessert, lunch dessert, and dinner dessert. AKA #ParentingForTheWin

The kids get Fruit Loops on vacation….so it means it is their breakfast dessert, lunch dessert, and dinner dessert. AKA #ParentingForTheWin

Walking to the beach, don't you love the random beautiful tiles on the way to the beach? So mexican and so beautiful.

Walking to the beach. Don’t you love the random beautiful tiles? So Mexican and so beautiful. And just as colorful as the flipping Fruit Loops.

Inside the house.

Inside the house.

The beach to ourselves (before the locals came for Easter weekend and took over with tents and loud music and Latino flavor -- which I love).

The beach to ourselves (before the locals came for Easter weekend and took over with tents and loud music and Latino flavor — which I love).

Tata taking the kids and me on a sunset walk to the beach.

Tata taking the kids and me on a sunset walk to the beach.

No Filter.

No filter.

Cruzzie is most like his Tata, inquisitive, curious, smart, and easily cranky and irritable. With the biggest hearts and affection EVER.

Cruzzie is most like his Tata, inquisitive, curious, smart, and easily cranky and irritable. With the biggest hearts and affection EVER.

Posted this picture on instagram. Had to share it here, too.

Posted this picture on instagram. Had to share it here, too.

Hubby on the wall with the kiddos.

Hubby on the wall with the kiddos.

Relief from the heat with the umbrella.

Relief from the heat with the umbrella.

Brotherly sisterly love.

Brotherly sisterly love.

My cutie pie.

My cutie pie.

Laps for exercise and coolness.

Laps for exercise and coolness.

No one loves their Nana more than these two kids!

No one loves their Nana more than these two kids!

Mama and Toosh in our hungarian embroidered shirts.

Mama and Toosh in our Hungarian embroidered shirts.

 

Thanks, Nana and Tata for a great vacation, once again! We look forward to seeing you all summer long in Oregon! We love you and love our time in Mexico with you two.

 

We are now in Puerto Rico with Ken’s parents through Saturday.  More pictures to come!  Until then, have a good weekend.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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4 Comments

  1. What a beautiful little town. I love the tile work and the sunset photo is so sweet. I’m ready to go !

  2. Cruz and Zoe are two lucky kids! Mexico sounds amazing right now. Love the mommy-daughter matching shirts!

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