Christmas In Mexico

A belated Feliz Navidad!  We decided to stick to our tradition of heading south for warmer weather since Charlotte still doesn’t know about the whole Santa Claus thing.  It’s taken me a full week to recover from our week in Mexico with sweet baby Charlotte.  Her latest nickname is “Turbo” so you can imagine what a week of traveling with that little girl can do to a couple of parents (boo hoo, right?).  Needless to say, the beaches of Playa del Carmen made it well worth it.   We loved spending our first Christmas with Charlotte playing in the sand.

Playa del Carmen is one of our favorite places to vacation.  This is where John proposed to me three years ago so it was a full circle moment to have Charlotte with us this time.  Of course, it was quite a different trip with a baby.  Charlotte is such a trooper and, for the most part, a good traveler.  She loved the beach and pool which provided hours of entertainment.  She kind of struggled with sleeping due to a different crib and new noises in the hotel.  I think every trip we learn about ten new things we will do different next time.  For instance, it’s not a good idea to give Charlotte Benadryl on the plane.  It has the opposite effect and turns her into “super Turbo”.  That was fun.

One of the highlights of the trip was visiting the ancient city of Tulum.  It was great to get out of Playa del Carmen for the day to see some of the Mayan ruins.  John told me he would try his hardest not to bring up the Mayan calendar while on site … probably a little too soon in my opinion.  At least we made it to 2013, right?!

I also have to document one of the lowlights which was when John came down with a bad case of food poisoning.  I swear he has a stomach of steel so I really didn’t know what to do when he got sick.  He was down for a full two days.  Thank goodness nothing happened to me or Charlotte – such a helpless feeling to be outside of the country.

We had such a fun holiday.  The time spent together as a family is irreplaceable and what Christmas is all about to us.  The challenges make it all the more memorable.  Happy first Christmas to our baby Charlotte!  I hope she’s a really good girl this year so Santa will bring her more sunny days on the beach.

And so it begins… Oh how we love flying with Charlotte. Yes, I’m sitting on the floor.

Christmas morning in Mexico.

Christmas morning in Mexico.


Charlotte's first Christmas.  Santa brought her sand toys.

Charlotte’s first Christmas. Santa brought her sand toys.


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Our beach bum.

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Some 5th Avenue time.

Some time on 5th Avenue.



Our favorite Mexican.


A very south of the border nativity scene.


My Señorita.

My Señorita.


She loves her daddy.


She’s been working on that bikini bod.

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My Cakes.

A beautiful day at Tulum.

A beautiful day at Tulum.






I almost lost it here.  Charlotte was not the least bit scared of this creature.

I almost lost it here but daddy insisted. Charlotte was not the least bit scared of this creature.


Lastly, Charlotte topless in Tulum.

Lastly, Charlotte topless in Tulum.

2 responses

  1. Are there lots of families there at Christmas time? I love your blog and pictures. Charlotte will get easier, I think. I think it is wonderful for you to take her – constant watch watching I’m sure. I can’t help but think of Charlotte and the flu bug – I’m sure you are “on top of it”. Christmas is very, very different from when we had children – the beach was something we saw in pictures. So happy you had a good time – sorry you were sick John. Did you find out what it was? Love you – Grandma B

  2. Christmas in Mexico looks amazing! I say keep that tradition going. 🙂 Charlottes is ADORABLE!!! Glad whatever sickness John got only lasted a couple days. Great pics!

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