Archive for March, 2019

Winter in 1

March 7, 2019

Our weather has been shit. Your weather has been shit. Between Ireland and the US, in the last 7 days, we’ve had literally 3 months worth of winter. Freezing temps. Snow. Ice. Never ending rain. Cold on cold and then some more cold. So trust me when I tell you, posting these photos of another fun and lazy day on another fabulous beach in Jamaica, I hated us too.

The ocean and the beach, Cullen’s happy place.

Daddy and Keane heading off for a snorkel.

Way out to sea, where the more fishy swim.

Stopping off at the ocean trampoline for a bounce.

Meanwhile on the beach, Cullen and I are busy digging trenches and playing sharks.

When your big brother can’t resist bounding over your play zone.

Getting snorkel fitted.

Hates it. Says its too tight and he can’t breath. Tried to explain the whole breathing through the tube element of snorkeling, but he was done listening to our BS.

He’s got his goggles, all is well and he’s convinced he’s actually snorkeling.

Cullen also stops off for a bounce on the trampoline.

Hitching a ride back to shore.

Momma’s turn to snorkel.

Off I go.

It wouldn’t be a trip to the beach without a burial.

And of course Cullen wanted to be buried too.

Day At Dolphin Cove

March 4, 2019

As promised, here we go with tons of photos from our day at Dolphin Cove in beautiful Jamaica.

Not long after we arrived and the boys have spotted something very cool.

A shark! Cullen was beyond excited.

Keane in deep thought.

Ah yes, swimming with stingrays.

No way Keane was missing an opportunity to swim with the stingrays.

Snorkel gear on.

Ready to go.

Stingray hunters.

Caught a curious little dolphin in the background having a peek at what was going on.

The moment Cullen changed his mind about taking on the waterslide. “No thank you Dada”.

Someone who would never say “no” to a waterslide, Keane.

A dip in the beachside pool before we go swim with the dolphins.

Here we are, ready to swim with some dolphins.

Walking in an orderly fashion.

There they are. The dolphins!

I was limited in where I could stand to take photos. The people in charge want to make sure you purchase the photos they capture, so my shots are from a bit of a distance. But here, the moment the boys got to meet their dolphin, Coco.

The Husband and the boys, getting in position to swim with Coco.

Keane and Coco, about to go for a ride.

Off they go!

Love how excited The Husband and Cullen are in the back.

Next Coco takes Dada and Cullen for a ride.

Coco gets some fishy treats for being amazing.

This moment, when Cullen found the courage to take a solo ride with Coco.

He was so happy.

Love this shot. Looks like Cullen is being chased by a shark.

Keane gets another solo ride.

Special pics with Coco.

Look at the face on Cullen : ). Side-eye riddled.

Less fear, more joy.

Now its all good.

A final wave to Coco.

Sad that its all over.

After drying off, we stopped by the Dolphin Cove petting zoo.

As it turns out, if you have a hand filled with seeds, you’ll find yourself very popular with the birds.

Curious Cullen.

He wanted to feed the birds himself.

Until they landed on his arm.

Then he suddenly changed his mind

The bird whisperer.

Spring In The Air

March 3, 2019

Didn’t manage to get our visit to Dolphin Cove photos up over the weekend like I’d hoped. Its almost Spring and the kids activates are back in full swing. Swim classes, lacrosse practice, a couple of playdates and a night out wine tasting with some friends (me, not the kids) and suddenly the weekend just slipped past. So all I have to offer is this snap of some Doyle boys, excited to be heading into the water to swim with some dolphins. Lots of dolphin pictures soon.