Monday, December 17, 2007

Busy Weekend for the Canuck in Cancun

As busy as I was this weekend, I couldn't help but feel guilty about not blogging, how weird is that? I won't bore you with all the details, but here's a breakdown of what our pre-Christmas weekend was about.


  • I taught my last class before going on vacation. Sang Christmas carols with the students and ate cookies.
  • I went to Plaza las Americas (without a two year old it was actually relaxing, even with a million holiday shoppers!). Noted that all clothes are made for women with no breasts.
  • We brought a very excited Max to the nanny's house for a slumber party with her son. He ran out the door with a "Bye Mami" and a big smile, no separation anxiety problems with this kid!
  • We thoroughly enjoyed my company posada (Christmas party) on board the Caribbean Carnaval booze cruise to Isla Mujeres. I entered the singing and dancing competition and was robbed of the win by an old man from New Jersey. I won a coffee maker in the employee draw and then kicked myself for picking the biggest box since we had plans to go out to the party center after the cruise.
  • We had one drink in the party center and realized that we are too damned old for that godawful music.
  • Came home at 1 am and went to sleep like the old farts that we apparently are. So much for our big plans to "Party all night dude!"
  • We woke up far too early for not having Max in the house. Went for a peaceful kid-free breakfast at El Porton (mmm, cecina de res and chilaquiles, yum!)
  • We did our Santa shopping for Max, yes he is getting his Apache that he screams for everyday, plus a Buzz Lightyear and a Woody in their remote control car, a Spiderman in a zip car and socks and underwear. We also somehow managed to spend 3000 pesos on groceries, gulp!
  • I picked up Max from the nanny's house though he was reluctant to leave. She informed me that she didn't put his night-time Pull Ups on and he actually woke her in the night to go potty, whoohooo, we're FULLY potty trained! He's been day trained for months but I guess it took the nanny to push him over the edge to night control.
  • We went out to the Shrimp Bucket in the hotel zone with Hubby's family that is visiting from Ensenada, Baja California. I survived both meeting new family members and engaging in conversation exclusively in Spanish for almost six hours, yahoo!
  • We came home with an exhausted child and two exhausted parents and watched American Pie 1, 2 and 3 courtesy of Universal Channel, I must have been really loopy tired to sit through all of that, too lazy to get up for the remote.
This morning I had great plans to write a blog while Max was at school but oh the draw of my bed on the first day of my vacation. I slept until 11:30 for the first time in two years and eight months, it was delicious. I now have to plow through the 300 photos I took this weekend and see if I can find any decent pics. Here's one odd photo of me that Hubby took, at the beginning of the party, only two drinks in and I was a dancing fool.

Hope you all had a fab weekend!


Anonymous said...

You are just cute as can be, I LOVE your hair. And I can see that you can actually shop for clothing here, so I'm sorry, but this means you are too thin and pretty for us to really be friends.


Jonna said...

You are darling! I'm happy to have a face to put with the blog and I think they fit together perfectly. You look so fun and interesting and that's how you are on your blog too.

Great weekend and happy potty training freedom! Definitely a landmark occasion.

CancunCanuck said...

Heather and Jonna, you're making me blush! Thanks for the kind comments. Heather, I will start eating right away, wouldn't want to lose a potential friend over a few pounds. Jonna, let's hope this potty thing sticks, it's surely a big occasion around here. :)

Jonna said...

I'm guessing that would be the best Christmas present Max could get Mami ¡Feliz Navidad!

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