Monday, July 27, 2009

Guatemala July '09 Part 1

Are you ready to look at a LOT of pictures from our trip to Guatemala??? Well I'm breaking it up into 3 parts. Between Margie and I we took about 400 pictures so I'll try to narrow it down to my favorites, but it'll be hard. We had such a wonderful trip down to Guatemala to see Jonathan's parents. This was Aiden's first time to Guatemala. It was his 3rd time on a plane though, but his first two were last summer so it was a little bit easier then. Although he did do a great time on the plane each trip. We brought his DVD player so that helped and he slept on some of the plane rides. I'll start with day one, which was a Friday.......

Waiting at the airport was a breeze. Aiden loved looking at all the airplanes and trucks out on the runway. That kept him entertained the whole time.

I told Aiden to make sure all our bags got on the plane so he's watching real hard so he didn't miss our bags.
Arriving in Guatemala....
Everyone arrived safely and had no problems. I wish I could say the same about Jonathan's bag. Poor thing busted on this trip. The airlines did give us a new bag at no cost. Wasn't that nice of them since it looked like someone drove over our bag.
Saturday morning we woke up and Aiden was already obsessed with their dog Heidi. He would say "Hi-D" and he kept throwing her ball for her. Heidi loved it just as much.
He also loved opening and shutting the door by himself. He wanted him and Heidi to go out by themselves so he's shutting the door behind him.
That morning was pretty relaxing. Ron had a meeting he had to go to so we went to it to take some refreshments then we went by one of the guys favorite restaurants, Pollo Campero. Here's Aiden taking his kids meal home from Pollo Campero. He's one happy guy after he eats.....kind of like his momma.
When Ron got home him and Aiden planted some seeds.
Today was also Ron's birthday! So that was real neat that we got to be there to celebrate his special day with him. Aiden thought he needed help opening gifts.
Aiden playing with Ron's new phone......and Heidi
For dinner that night we went to this really nice steak house........that had a playground INSIDE! It was awesome. Our table was right by the playground so that was perfect.

Gigi and Aiden having fun.

Dada and Aiden
Family pic
Gigi, Pops, Aiden, Jonathan and me after dinner
After we ate Jonathan was trying to tighten up Aiden's carseat and looked who hopped up front to drive!!! I think you're a little too short there buddy.
On Sunday we went to Ron and Margie's church and got to meet their church family, which was fun. I guess too much fun because not soon after we got there Aiden passed out, gone! There was music playing, people talking loud and everything but he slept through the whole thing, which was about 2 hours. And to think I try to tip toe around my house while he's napping.
It was a good thing Aiden took his nap while at church because it gave us all afternoon to go to the zoo.
Aiden, Jonathan and Pops watching the animals.
They have the most amazing zoo. I was very impressed by it. They had so many animals to look at. A lot more than our zoo does. Aren't these lions beautiful? I wanted to go again while we were there but didn't have enough time.
I think I was most amazed by the hippo! I had never seen one in person and they are HUGE....and stinky!

Aiden LOVES the animals, but he was obsessed with wanting the ride the "Whoo, Whoo"....the trains! So Gigi and Pops took him for a ride.
Waiting for his second ride....

...with mom and dad!
Here we are brining up the rear!

After the zoo we went by and got ice cream.
Someone was loving his ice cream and ice cream cone.
Afterwards we came home and Aiden crashed on dadda....
........and then moved over to Pops.

I will post more pictures of the trip. Stay tuned for the next fews days when we go to the beach.


Mimi said...

AWESOME pictures!!! What fun everyone had. Can't wait to see more pictures. I know Gigi and Pops were loving every minute. Can't wait to see you all real soon. Aiden just keeps getting precious! love you much, Mimi

Anonymous said...

Those are great pictures! Looks like Aiden had a wonderful time! He is so darn cute!

Corbin said...

WOW I can't wait to see more pics!!! What a fun trip!!!!

carothers said...

Love looking at the pics and re-living the time together. It was such a fun time and we have LOTS of great memories to treasure! You have done such a great job blogging this. I love your comments! Love you guys, Gigi

john, ashley, esther, emelia said...

Hey! We were excited to see these pics from your trip. We plan on going back to Guatemala sometime in the next couple of years for Millie's first trip back. Now, both our girls will be looking forward to the zoo! Aiden is such a cutie and getting so big!