Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bay Rouge-Caribbean Day 2

Packing for a week in the Caribbean is easy peasy lemon squeezy.

You'll need hats,


and swimming many as you own, and then go buy a few more!

If your skin is translucent like little Henry, then you'll need quarts of sunscreen and a rash guard to help keep the sun from turning you into a toasted marshmallow!

And above all don't forget lots and lots of diapers and even more swim diapers.

In fact an entire suitcase filled with diapers would be great! That's what Olivia and Henry brought to the Caribbean.

If you don't have enough room for sand toys, don't worry you can pick them up anywhere on the island.

It's important to note that the life of a beach baby can be exhausting. So pace yourself and beware of snuggling with Nana...before you know it she will have you snoozing on a lounge chair.

or bathing in your own private bath tub on the beach

waiting for the waves to fill it up again and again.

If you want to become an expert in snorkeling...pack goggles, fins, and snorkel...because the Caribbean waters are filled with magical sights just below the surface.

The snorkeling adventurers saw Sting Rays, jelly fish, barracuda,

octopus, and all sorts of colorful fish. But not me...I can't seem to get the whole snorkel thing to work. I'm usually either swallowing sea water or snorting it up my nose.

You will not need to pack anything if you want to do some deep sea diving.

Just find a rock jetting out into the beautiful blue waters and dive right in like Bob.

or see how far you can jump like Chet,

or do whatever Cass is doing when she enters the water.

You can cannonball or

show us how to perfect the nose plug like Dione. Although sadly there are no photos to prove it, I even got into the diving game and I haven't done that in years.

Dean shows us all up by doing a dead man dive.

Don't worry about packing anything for building sandcastles,

you'll just need beach babies to help you with that.

The Caribbean comes complete with parental swim teachers imploring the babies to "kick, kick, kick" on the very first swim lesson.

Sand...glorious sand

the Caribbean is filled with sand.

so leave your own sand at home.

But above all, pack your giggles

and your smiles...because you are going to have the time of your life!

And remember what I said about sand?

It still...always tastes yucky!


  1. Great photos! It makes me want to go back.

    The picture of Dad diving looks awesome!

  2. Ummm YOU CAN SEE THE OLD SNORKLER LADY! "That's not a very polite thing to do when people are snorkeling!"

    Turns out, she was plenty far away. Dramatic old lady.

  3. I want to go on vacation with you! Beautiful photos as always Lisa. Don't fear the snorkel!

  4. I cannot believe that you ever came home. What a glorious vacation! Your pictures are gorgeous!!! xo

  5. Oh my! I want to go NOW! That picture of Dean diving is fabulous!