See that handsome guy? He is playing on Seven Mile Beach in the Cayman Islands. Not a bad way to spend a week in the winter. I never thought I would be posting a trip I took in the cold months in the heat of the summer. This post is about a happy time spent with family. Have you ever been to Grand Cayman? It is a gem of an island floating in the deep turquoise Caribbean Sea. *Smiles* are all thats mandatory. But that is easy……
Especially when you have a homemade (boxed) Sponge Bob birthday Cake. I am not sure where the fascination lies with that television show but it is like crack for kids. Personally I would prefer Chocolate Crack Cookies, but I will not digress.
We celebrate my nieces birthday there each year. BIG themes are necessary when you are small. The kids get so excited to choose the theme and bake the cake. Which is of course served first thing in the morning with giant tubs of ice cream.
Finger licking good Sponge Bob cake…..
That is my daughter. Not my niece.
Sure does look pillowy and good, eh? Dunno, I did not have any. The blue frosting was a hit with the kids. I made everyone Champagne Vanilla Pudding. More my cup of tea.
I guess even adults like Sponge Bob Square Pants. I guess. Aren’t my sister-in-laws purty?
The Cayman’s are pretty. Very Pretty. Even when storm clouds roll in. Many cruise ships enter the ports of the Caymans. You will never find me on a cruise ship (Cuz, I turn seafoam green.). I just like that sign.
The kids spend all day building sand castles, squirting water guns and playing super heroes.
Snacks on the beach are fun too.
Way beyond the surf and sand are the special bonds and memories that we create each year. 20 family members are on this vacation together. Each small family unit has time alone and we come together often as a big group.
It is amazing watching the kids grow each year. My little girl sees her cousins two times a year. They are the best of friends.
My mother in law made the girls these precious matching dresses. Even some for each of their American Girl Dolls.
Look at this cutie, he is the youngest member of our family. Well protected from the sun I might add.
Little cousins hang out with little cousins. And big cousins hang out with little cousins.
Isn’t that water splendid! The sand in Grand Cayman is powdery bright white and the ocean is where mermaids dwell.
Here is my hubs with my little guy. My son is off to look for crabs…..
Does your family have a special place where they meet up each year?