Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jamaica Mon'

We packed up kids the last week and headed to Jamaica. Six nights at the all inclusive resort, Beaches Boscobel was enough to push us through the remainder of the Ohio winter.
Rainbow outside our room

They had a fantastic children's program run by a group of certified nannies so the kids were very busy. The resort is also partners with Sesame Street so all the favorite characters are there to join in the fun.

We played at the water park, rode the banana boat, built sandcastles, ate a ton, and soaked up a ton of sun!
Sydney's first banana boat ride.

Andrew took home a scar to forever remind us of his trip to Jamaica. Our room had a deck that over looked the ocean. Andrew & Sydney were running in & out when he slipped on the tile and fell backwards onto the track the sliding glass door runs on. He appeared alright when I first scooped him up but soon there was a stream of blood running down his neck. I grabbed a wash cloth and applied some pressure and rushed him down to the concierge office. They paged the hotel nurse and helped me over to her office. She cleaned up the wound and determined we needed stitches. Uhhh! I was dreading the idea of a Jamaican ER. She reassured me with a "no problem mon", the doctor will come here to the hotel. Thank goodness! Within the hour Dr. Kumar arrived and gave Andrew a check up and decided to use medical glue to close the wound rather than stitches. Andrew was an excellent patient. He sat very quietly while he shaved his head, filled the big gap with glue and squeezed it shut until the glue dried. OUCH! Mommy was so proud of her brave little guy. By afternoon he was good as new and showed off his big boo boo to a surprised Matt who was golfing at the time.
Andrew at the scene of the accident

Andrew was restricted from getting the area wet or dirty for at least 24 hours. Hard to explain to a 2 year old on a beach vacation! But, we made the best of it.

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