I guess I didn't feel the need to rub it in, so I failed to mention here that we were going to Mexico – though most of you who are reading this probably knew anyway.
We went to Cancun from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6, and we had a lot of fun. The weather wasn't the most fabulous we've ever had on vacation – we typically luck out and have seven days of nothing but sun – but it was still nice enough. And, most important of all, Maddie had a BLAST! The kid enjoyed every second of it, as was evidenced by her shrieking with joy every time we walked out of our room. She loved standing and playing in the ocean and swimming in the pools, even though they – the pools – were a bit chilly.
Twice we took the bus down the hotel zone a bit to an area with lots of restaurants and shopping, but we just hung out at the resort for the most part. Maddie loved swinging on the hammocks, which she called "weees," and snacking on her "poopels" – pretzels – by the pool.
On our last day, we had to check out by noon but our ride the airport didn't come until 4, and she actually fell asleep in my arms (WAAAY rare), so we took a nap in the "weee."
Matt and I both agree that we're so happy we were able to take this vacation with "just" Maddie and have the memories to hold onto forever. We're excited to be adding to our family and to give Maddie a sibling, but it is a little bittersweet knowing she'll be our "only" for just a few more weeks. Her brother or sister is due April 2, so just about seven weeks from now.
If you haven't already seen the rest of our photos (well, the ones good enough to share, anyway!), check out this link.