Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Another Saba Vacation!

Eliza and I had another fun filled vacation on Saba!  We spent Easter week on Saba which meant Easter egg hunts, egg decorating and brunch on my porch.

Eliza takes her egg hunting pretty seriously and gets her game face on early:

But before the egg hunt, everyone needs to stock up on some brunch.  Scrambling 36 eggs is actually easier than I thought it would be :)

Thanks to the kid's table, the adults can eat in peace and have no fear of a wee one stealing a Mimosa or two.

After the official Easter brunch Eliza and I headed off to the Saba Airport's "Flight Deck" to await the arrival of Otto and his mom Jennifer.

Little did these Winair neophytes realize the wind was in the wrong direction and hence the plane had to land "the wrong way."

But they made it safe and sound, with Jennifer wearing the appropriate look of relief that the 12 minute flight was over.

Otto, like any self-respecting kindergartner clearly felt that stopping at the Immigration desk was only for the adults.

On Monday the Easter bunny was kind enough to make a return visit so Otto could hunt for eggs.  Eliza carried WaddleDee along for an extra edge in egg hunting.

Maya, Eliza's Saba BFF joined us for the second Easter egg hunt and was happy at a chance to gather some candy filled eggs.

The backyard cemetery provides an awesome place to hide eggs!  I am certain my ancestors appreciate the company.

Otto ventured into the banana trees to uncover some of the egg stash.

Maya braved the Bougainvillea to collect some nice chocolate filled eggs.

The kids compared their stash on the cemetery "benches."

And really enjoyed relaxing and laughing on Big Ed's bench.  I am certain my Dad enjoyed the festivities.

We even convinced the kids to do some arts and crafts for Easter and didn't even have to bribe them to do more.

Since it was a pretty hot week and I don't have a pool (I have a cemetery instead) I broke out the hose and chased the kids down.  They decided though to seek the protection of the Elephant Ear leaves, which serve as nice umbrellas in a pinch.

We introduced Otto to the Cove Bay and explained that sooner or later we would take him to a sandy beach.  For city kids though, he and Eliza didn't mind the pebbles at all (their mothers are a different story).

And nothing ends a day of swimming better than a bag of Cheetos in a washed up dinghy.

We did say good-bye to Saba and headed over to St. Maarten.  Our hotel on Divi Little Bay was really lovely with beautiful views.

Otto and Eliza got a chance to test out the surf and the white sand.

I think it is safe to say, they both had a wonderful time.


Gerrit said...

Very nice!
Always love going to Saba. Maybe soon again...

Barb said...

Great pictures. Looks like a fun trip. I love the way they play in the cemetery. There is something oddly perfect and comforting about that. All that non-stop child energy.

catchupdaphne.com said...

I love these! Looks like you had a great time. Let's plan something soon.

BusyLizzyMom said...

What a great vacation. More cemeteries should have Easter egg hunts.

Laraf123 said...

Who needs a pool when you have a bay and a beach? What a lovely place to spend a week. I absolutely love your captions. Thank you for sharing these special times!

Sarah said...

Eliza looks like Victoria Beckham in the first picture lol. And personally I like the backyard cemetery. Way more character. How cool is it that Owen came!