Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Last but not least, Part 3 of our trip to Guatemala

The next day was our next to last day there. We woke up and drove down to Antigua, (which is just about an hour away) to go shopping. Antigua is a beautiful town with cobblestone roads and it used to be the capital a long time ago. The day we went was a gorgeous day.

Here we are on the arch street.
Beautiful picture with the colorful buildings and the volcano in the background.
Another picture of the volcano.
Me and Jonathan
Aiden in the market checking out the monkey.
"Can I ride this thing?"
Jonathan and I at lunch. We ate at this place called The Crazy Monkey and they had these nachos that were out of this world, crazy good.
Margie, Aiden and I waiting on our awesome nachos. (Did I mention they were good???)
Jonathan and his dad.
While we were driving through Antigua Aiden got to sit up front with the guys because you're going like zero miles per hour (or at least it felt like that) since the roads are cobblestone. Aiden thought he was such a big boy sitting up there.
The one thing Aiden STILL talks about from our trip is riding the "Tuk Tuk". Him and Ron rode this while we were in Antigua and almost every day Aiden reminds me that he rode the tuk tuk with Pops. "I ride tuk tuk with Pops".......(hey at least he's making full sentences now.)
Aiden and Pops waiting on us while we shop.
Aiden playing the marimba.
How many marimba's can I play?
Picking out a bus.
Pops and Aiden walking through the market. He's carrying his new tracker.
Getting sleepy
Asleep on dadda
My turn to carry him
Mom and Aiden's favorite thing to do....sleep
When we got back home it was time to play with the bubbles.
The bubbles also had a whistle on one end. Multifunctional toys are the best!
The next morning (Friday) was our last day. Aiden didn't want to stop giving Heidi LOTS of hugs...
and more hugs.....
and MORE hugs! I guess he wanted to make sure she knew how much he loved her.
Then he couldn't decide if him and Heidi should color.....
throw the ball.......
"Here you go Heidi".....
laugh really hard.......
or just hug!
That morning we went to another local market to shop some more.
Gigi and Aiden at the fountain.
Aiden playing with his new train.
Snack time.
Then it was time to go home :(
On our trip from Guatemala to Dallas we got really lucky because no one sat in between us so Aiden got his own seat. It was so nice. He just sat there and watched his DVD for most of the trip.
Then he discovered Jonathan's cool head phones. (Jonathan looks thrilled that he got stuck with the cheap head phones.....ha, ha!)
Then we had a pretty long lay over in Dallas so we did a lot to keep Aiden entertained. We rode the air tram for a VERY long time. Can't you see the excitement on Jonathan's face.
Then we were right by this play area so we spent a lot of time there as well.
Did lots of climbing.
And driving.......
And then he fell asleep right when we got on the plane and slept the entire way home from Dallas to Nashville.
What a great trip! Sorry there are so many pictures but I wanted to remember every day of this trip and everything we did and this was the best way for me to do it. I'm so thankful that we got to take this trip. Thank you Ron and Margie for a wonderful time. We love and miss you guys.


Rebecca (Sam's wife) said...

such a fun trip!! loved all the pictures.

Rachel said...

i love all of the pictures!! so much fun to go through and see guatemala. so glad y'all had a great time! :)

Anonymous said...

What great photos and what wonderful memories. Looks like an ideal place to visit.

I love your website, you do a good job with it...very interesting.

Love you guys, wish you could come visit me in the big town of Catawba.