Today started slowly. We changed and got ready for breakfast. A bug surprise happened though. We took out the stroller from the closet and on our way out Olivia hopped in. Within seconds she started screaming!!!! She leaped out of the stroller and she was covered in ants. We quickly grabbed her and started slapping off the ants that were on her arms and legs. It was horrible! Then we saw the little bites. Ugh. Poor thing. We checked out the stroller and there were tons of them!!!! Martin quickly took a towel and started cleaning the stroller. Olivia was crying. Ugh…not a good start to the morning. So, after we calmed her down. We walked over to reception and explained that we had an ant problem in our room. In fact, everything in the closet – our laundry, our luggage and stroller was infested. The manager was extremely apologetic and it made sure it was dealt with right way. As for our infested clothes, he told us to put it all in a bag and they would take care of it that day. We were very grateful.
Actually, before the beach we made a detour to the Gift Shop. We felt guilty that we were missing all the Sesame moments at camp so we bought a camera so the staff could take pictures of the kids. The staff there are so awesome. After that, we felt good about leaving them knowing that their fun moments would be captured.
Off we went to the beach. We laid down, swam, rested, swam, and rested. It was so restful. We went back to our Arizonas (our fajitas) place and had a wonderful lunch. During this time, it was still overcast, then a bit of raindrops but not too much, then a small break of sunshine, but then back to cloudy. In all that, we both ended up with a sunburn. Sigh. You can’t judge the UV when it’s cloudy. I guess that’s what you get for staying in the water all day in the Caribeean.
After the little hunt, we got them ready to go to the beach again. It seemed like the perfect time because it wasn’t as hot and the beach was somewhat quieter. Olivia was in her element. She kept running and splashing in the water. William not so much. He preferred sitting and playing with the sand. But when he saw how much fun Olivia was having, he RELUCTANTLY and SLOWLY approached the water. It was hilarious. Whining, he went to the waters but wanted to be carried. As much as we tried to entertain him in the water, he was not having it.
Papa finally took him out deeper and he was clinging onto to dear life. At least he wasn’t whining. The sand beneath his feet was something new and he wasn’t quite sure how to react to it. It didn’t help that the waves were a bit stonger and tide was pulling him into the water too. Hahahaha. Oh well. We have 3 more days to get him “beach happy”.