Monday, February 07, 2011

No Way Hosey

We went to Playa del Carmen with my mom to see Gracie's "Fengxin Sister", Leilani and her family.  We had such a great time.  Gracie already misses her Lani and it became very clear that if Gracie could have anything, she'd want a daddy.  She LOVED Leilani's daddy and he was so good to my girl, letting her climb all over him.  I am so happy that they are part of our extended family.  We really enjoyed our time and wished we could have had more time.  This morning when we got up both us said that we wished we were at Playa. 

Gracie was a great traveler.  She did so well.  Only one meltdown in the airport on the way back, last leg, after long immigration line and another security was all about her shoes and getting them on in a timely manner.  We are both incredibly stubborn people and sometimes I think I can escalate the situation through my tone.  She ended up with her shoes in my backpack and her crying while we were hurrying to our gate...we made it right when they were boarding and we had a 2 hour layover in Houston International (YEP!  Immigration lines were CRAZY long)...In Mexico, everybody wanted to touch her and ask about her and Leilani.  Gracie came up with her own phrase while in Mexico..."No way Hosey" instead of "No Way Jose".  She made the waiters laugh at a Spanish restaurant when I asked her what she wanted to eat, she said, "Enchiladas!"  They made her a good sopita instead.  We ate incredibly well but we lost weight because we walked so much and it was pretty humid.  The beach was gorgeous and I can't wait until I have another opportunity to go back.