Monday, September 10, 2012

St Croix

Let it be known that Summer 2012 was the best ever.  We did so many fun things and I loved every single day of it.  We finished off the summer in an awesome way.  My parents had reserved a hotel a long time ago for St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin islands.  I was a little worried since it was over Labor day that we wouldn't be able to get there going standby but we made it with no problems.  We went Salt Lake to Long Beach to Boston to San Juan to St Croix!  The kids did awesome though.  The hotel we stayed at was on it's own little island.  We pretty much had the run of the island to ourselves.  It was very quite.  We had the BEST time.  My mom and dad are so very kind to let us tag along on their anniversary vacation. 
 Baby Starfish
 Walking on the boardwalk
 We rented snorkel gear for the week so we had fun doing that every day.  We saw Lobsters, Starfish, lots of sea urchins, barracuda's, beautiful tropical fish and my parents even saw an octopus!
 BFF's.  These kids play all day together!
 Little miss Chloe
 We went to a fun all you can eat buffet show at our hotel.  The food was yummy and the entertainment was good too. 

 Loves watermelon!
 Keaton got called up to to the Limbo on stage.  He was hilarious...He kept trying to grab the bar and told me he thought he was doing a gymnastics routine. 

 We stopped at the yummiest Greek restaurant and this guy called us over to look at this huge Iguana.  They feed him and he is pretty tame. His name is Randy.  Shelby obviously was so excited when she saw him.  She did not want to leave.
 This is our hotel.
 We went to fort Christensted and the kids had fun playing in the dungeons.
 We spent many a morning/night catching crabs.  The kids caught so many and loved it.  There was also a ton on lizards everywhere.  Every morning Shelby would go out and find them.  She caught one and it startled her so she let it go.  My mom took them to a little place she called lizard island and the kids are still talking non-stop about it. 
 Can I please live in the Caribbean??
 Cute grandma and Chloe
 My mom got these mustaches so we made everyone wear them and took a pic.  Chloe was not a fan.
 Grandpa throwing Keaton.  He also was a shark and attacked Shelby.


 St Croix sunset

 We went to the Eastern-most point on the island which is also the Eastern-most point in the U.S.

 We saw a huge toad on the beach and of course grandpa had to kiss him and Shelby had to hold him.

 Grandpa told nightly stories to the kids. 
 Fort Christensted

 Keaton picked up on snorkeling really fast and spent all of our last day doing this.

36 years!  Love you mom and dad.  Another great one!


Morgan said...

SO fun. It looks beautiful down there :)

tysqui said...

Wow. What a trip. Looks like a ya'll had a super time.