Braydon’s photo story from Mexico
Last Christmas, Braydon got his first digital camera. It’s a durable kid’s action camera with all the accessories (here’s the model). He was excited to bring his little camera to Mexico to capture his vacation, just like Mommy and Daddy do when we travel. It was super cute.
We returned to the Mayan Riviera earlier this year to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary (more on that here). He brought that little camera with him everywhere. As he was taking photos, we thought, “wouldn’t it be fun to post his photos on the travel blog?”
Unfortunately, after we returned from our trip to Mexico, he lost his camera.
We were at a friend’s house and he insisted he bring his little camera to the party. Braydon is known to lose things, so we knew it was a risky move. The following morning, he went looking for his camera and it was gone. Doh! Not again!
We excepted that his camera was lost. He was disappointed, but, like most kids, he got over it quickly and moved on. We had not transferred the photos from the SD card, so those were also lost.
Before our trip to Whistler a few weeks ago, I pulled out our winter gear. The weather is changing, so we need our sweaters and jackets. I put on my favourite sweater and felt something heavy in the side pocket. It was his little camera! It had been in my sweater pocket the whole time.
I transferred his photos to our external hard drive and was reminded we had not yet shared his photos on the blog. He is very excited to have his camera back and insisted we still make a blog post about his trip to Mexico. So, that’s the purpose of today’s post.
Keep in mind, he captured these photos on a cheap kid’s camera, so the image quality is VERY low.
I’m impressed by the ‘leading line’ in this photo. Pretty good composition for a 6 year old.
The pool at the resort. We stayed at the Iberostar del Mar.
Braydon wanted me to take a photo of him meditating. Okay, then.
Connor playing in the sand on the beach.
Huge iguana sitting under our pool chair. It scared the crap out of me!
So many coati on the resort property. Watch this short video to see over 50 of them!
Traffic jam. Peacock on the road.
Selfie with Daddy.
Selfie with Mommy.
View from our beachfront balcony. It’s hard to beat those views!
Who’s filming who?
Okay, maybe I took this one with his camera.
Rose petals on our bed on the night of our vow renewal ceremony. Nice touch.
This was the location of our vow renewal ceremony in Mexico.
Nice framing little man! And the horizon is almost perfect.
Flamingos in the lobby of the beach resort
Monkey see, monkey do!
He watches us take photos of food, so why not capture his hamburger and fries?
“Eewww! You’re eating octopus, Daddy? Let me take a photo. That’s weird.”
The beach at the resort. Below is a photo of him capturing this photo.
Connor pretended to take photos with the camera’s waterproof case. Too funny.
We watched the Super Bowl at the resort. Braydon thought these guys were hilarious, so he asked to take their photo. They were enjoying the game (and the unlimited beer), so they happily obliged.
He captured these macaw’s at Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park in the Riveria Maya.
Hammocks at Xel Ha Park, also located in the Riveria Maya.
Apparently you can edit photos directly on this camera. Braydon went with the sports frame.
This is the dolphin section at Xcaret. The camera was not able to capture the dolphins in action.
We also stayed at the Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun on this trip to Mexico.
Brother selfie in the resort lobby
Braydon lost his first tooth while we were in Mexico. He was afraid the Tooth Fairy would not be able to find him because he was on vacation.
He wrote a note and left the tooth on a plate on the table, instead of under his pillow. Fortunately, the Tooth Fairy was able to find us all the way in Mexico. Phew!
We often take photos of restaurant signs as a point of reference for when we write blog posts. It’s easier than typing the restaurant name on our phones. We ate at this restaurant while at the Grand at Moon Palace, so Braydon decided to take a photo of the sign, just like his parents.
I thought this was pretty funny, so I captured him taking the above photo. See below.
Read more posts from Mexico:
- Here’s what you need to know before you visit Xcaret in Mexico
- Everything you need to know about The Grand at Moon Palace in Cancun
- Photos of the Iberostar Cancun Resort in Mexico
- Should you add Sayulita Mexico to your travel short list?
- Una Vez Más! Our Vow Renewal in Mexico
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Thank you again for sharing and being cool parents. 🙂