Thursday, September 28, 2017

Beach Bums

Oh, this layout brings back some vivid memories. When I showed the finished pages to Jim, Alexis, and Alyssia they all said the exact same thing, “I can still hear that BONG!”

We were in Cozumel, Mexico at Discovery Cove and we had the amazing experience of swimming with dolphins. I still have not scrapped those pictures because it was so phenomenal an experience I want to make sure I have the *perfect* layout, papers, embellishments, etc. All of us interacted with the dolphin and everyone but Zach swam with them. It was definitely a memorable day!

After the dolphin swim, we got to relax on the beach and in the pools there until the buses came to take us back to our ship. We passed the main entrance to the beach and saw this amazing dolphin sculpture. It really was beautiful – showing a group of dolphins jumping up out of the water and it created a perfect photo op.

A lot of people had the same idea we did and we had to wait a couple minutes for our turn to take photos – and we were patient because we knew we wanted a few different poses. Now, if you know my little Zach Attack, you know that he really lives in his own little world. While we were waiting, he was watching kids play around in the pool and fountains. As we moved up to the sculpture we noticed Zach was still fixed in place not paying attention. When he finally did start moving to us, he was in a daze, keeping his eyes on the pool, and he walked directly into the sculpture!

Fortunately, the dolphins were hollow, but Zach hit his head hard enough that a metallic “BONG” echoed through the air, even drawing the attention of people nearby. Zach refuses to cry in front of people but because of the pain of hitting his head and the embarrassment of doing it in front of an audience, the poor kid teared up, and he needed some Mommy hugs to make it all better.
It was sad and funny all at the same time, and every time any of us look at the photos we remember that sickening sound!

Scrapbooking Tips:  

I absolutely LOVED these sea creature stickers in Doodlebug's Under the Sea paper collection. So I used adhesive foam to make them dimensional and decorated with epoxy dots. 

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