Thursday, April 16, 2015

Iguana Farm

Matthew has been begging to go to the Iguana farm since we got here.  So finally today I took him to the farm even though I really just wanted to sleep since I was sick and really just wanted to sleep.... but what we do for our kids....  Oh... and a few more pictures of West Bay

Grandma watches the boys while Bobbi and I went snorkeling. 

Matthew surrounded by fish... he loved it!!

a happy four year old. 

smiles abound

The iguana's at the farm are all wild and have gathered there.... they estimate they have 2000+ on the land. 

Matthew "petting" the big iguana's
Alright.... I'll pet it too... 

feeding the iguana's.  Despite this picture he thought feeding them was the best. 

"i'm not so sure about this!"

"ahhh, now that is nice!"

Roaton day 3-6

Well I've been to busy to write the post as I went.  So now I'll try and remember what we did.  In monday (day 3). We got up early - I'm mean really early - 4am - and captain Juan took us fishing.  For the first hour no bites.... Then wham we caught 7 tuna in about 25 minutes!  We hook a number of really big fish too but they kept breaking the lines.  After we got back Juan cleaned the fish and fileted them for us and we had them for dinner - dad seasoned and grilled them.  They were amazing! What a difference it makes when the fish is fresh!

up at 4 am and out on the water to find the fish. 

Fun fishing!

sun rise

we got a bite!!!!  Come on Grandpa and Bobbie!  Bring it in!

say Cheese!

Go momma go! Bring that tuna in!

Come on Grandparents... you can bring in that tuna!

What a pair of cuties!

our first six tuna. 

cleaning the fish

Way to go Grandpa!

I think they will taste good.... right!

Matthew is learning about cleaning fish from Grandpa. 

Matthew and I walked to West Bay to sign me up for going diving the next day. 

Look we found a starfish!

Matthew thought the star fish was really cool... don't worry we there it back. 

Our tuna all grilled up and ready to eat. 

Really boys!  How do they sleep this way
On Tuesday we took a water taxi into west end and walked around and in then walked into west bay.  I went scuba diving one morning and classically ruptured my ear drum in the first dive!  And oh man did it hurt!!!
One day we all drive into west bay and had lunch at a local restaurant.  And one night grandpa and gramma went into west end for dinner while Bobbi and I attempted to get pizza delivered and and had fun flagging down the delivery guy. 
This morning - Thursday - day 6. - We went right along with ethan and got up at 5:30 like he has done every day and drove to west bay beach and went snorkeling there.  It was pretty - there were a lot of parrot fish and blue tangs and some pretty coral.  Several times I went for Swim out as the sun went down and saw Rays and a turtle and a very large trunk fish.  We went snorkeling down the beach from our house and  We saw a ton of lobsters- I stopped counting at 12!

fun coral from my one and only dive

west bay beach


El Gato... waiting for scraps of food. 

view of our beach

Ethan and I on our Fishing trip

I could look out at this view all day long!!!

Roatan days 1 and 2

With alex away at grad school finding time to take a vacation together has been proving difficult.  So I final just gave up on the idea of going together and planed a vacation with the boys and invited the grandparents to join us.  In place of alex I brought my friend and babysitter Bobbi.  : )

So on the 11th we headed to DIA bright and early at 5am to start the trip.  The boys did really well on the plane I thought.  Neither had to large of fits and they both slept through most of the second flight.  Poor Bobbi was pretty nervous as this was her first experience to a really third world country. 

The house we rented was beautiful.  The owner lives in Alaska and rally has done a lot of great work on the house.   It is right on the beach And the reef is just about 100 yards out.  It even has a bar right in the beech!  The "toy" closest has everything we could need for the water! 

Sunset House, Roaton Honduras

View from our deck

Matthew playing in the sand. 

"mommy!  stop looking at me!"

Paddle boards!!!

view up the beach!

Ethan is styling in momma's sunglasses with Miss Bobbie!

Looking great Miss Bobbi!

Even Grandma went Paddle Boarding. 

The boys seem so happy playing in the water and sand.  This morning - our first full day here - Bobbi and matthew and I took the paddle boards we rented out.  We made a bit of a mistake and went out beyond the reef and I struggled to get back in with matthew sitting in between my legs.  I wreally got bit scared at one point but eventually with enough strength I made it in.  

In the afternoon the "girls" went for walk through west bay while the "boys" took a nap.  Tonight we hired blackie to come cook for is and she made the most amazing meal of fried coconut shrimp and lobster tails with fried plantains, rice and beens and veggies.  The coconut cream pie was super yummy!  Today was filled with tons of great memories.  

Grandma floating away in paradise

Matthew learning to paddle board

Ethan Enjoying washing everyone's shoes

Selfie from the dock!

Black and her hubby came and cooked an amazing meal for us!!! coconut shrimp and  lobster!!!

The main dish was amazing and the rice and beans were to die for!

The boys exhausted and asleep all snuggled together in bed.
Tomorrow morning we are all getting up at 4am and going fishing for our dinner!!! Should be fun!