Thursday, July 15, 2010


Ana and Javi took their first airplane trip at the beginning of July.  We went to Mexico City to visit Juan's family.  I was so so so nervous about flying with the babies, but they did great!  It turned out that I had absolutely nothing to worry about.

Well, until we got back to Austin and American Airlines had forgotten to load our gate-checked stroller onto the plane.  Ugh.  Thank goodness for Ergo carriers!  I had them packed in our carry-on bags, so we made it out to the car with the babies snug against our chests.  There were a few paniced minutes before I remembered I had them packed though.  How would we have carried 2 (very tired) babies, 3 huge roller bags, 1 large carry on bag, a backpack and a diaper bag to the car in remote parking?  Hmm. 

Anyways, going back to the trip... We got into Mexico on Thursday, July 1st.  We took time to just settle in on Friday and welcomed Nancy, Manuel, Jenny and Pedro to the house.  It was so fun having everyone together.  On Saturday we went to the Roza family reunion/Spain World Cup game viewing party.  Ana and Javi met several of their 'cousins' and had a great time playing! 

One of Juan's cousins had a baby girl on the same day that I had Ana and Javi.  I think she's about 10 minutes younger.  :)  She was such a sweet and adorable little girl.  Being with her made me realize just how enormous Ana and Javi are...  She is such a cute little peanut - it looked for a minute like Javi might eat her. 

Spain won the World Cup game, so everyone was in great spirits.  We ate some yummy food and caught up with family that we see way too infrequently.  

Aren't they just such pretty/handsome cousins??

On Sunday we had a huge brunch with the Correa side of the family.  There were about 70 people there and Ana and Javi were totally spoiled with presents.  Ana and Javi slept through a good portion of the brunch, but they really enjoyed meeting everyone and playing with the other kids.  I am so excited that there are so many other kids in the family near their age.  They will have so much fun growing up with all of their 'cousins' in Mexico. 
We realized just how wonderful Sophie the Giraffe is (Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/ White)!  Every single (young) kid that played with her LOVED her.  Even though Sophie is one of the most popular toys out there, I don't think many people know about her!  I am going to buy one for all of my expecting friends or friends with teethers.  It's a lifesaver.

The rest of the trip was more visiting with family and family friends, playing, jumping, sleeping, jumping and playing.  :)  Ana (MIL Ana) was able to borrow baby supplies from her friends and family, so we were all set with exercausers, jumpers, high chairs, diapers, formula, food, car seats... everything!  That made the trip so much easier.  I just had to pack clothes - that was it! 
Well, we had a great time.  We look forward to going back again soon - maybe to the beach next time?  :)

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