we have spent the last couple of days in the most beautiful place! we have been staying in a little house that josh found on the top of a cliff overlooking the prettiest pocket of a bay and beach full of the most turquoise and clear water! we are in cala banyalbufar, mallorca, spain!
while we originally anticipated exploring more of mallorca since there was a lot we wanted to see and do, we had such a fun day at the beach by the little home we rented on our first day, we decided to just settle in for a few days and really relax at the home and beach, and not really do anything else. another reason we decided on this was because all of the roads are soooo curvy and winding here, that on our drive in from the airport in palma, a couple of the kids were getting car sick. #citykids not used to driving. ;) so we just grabbed a bunch of groceries in a nearby town where we had lunch one day and had one dinner up the road, but it’s felt really relaxing to just hang at the house and beach together each day.
these photos and the little video are from our first day at the beach. we’ve done three days with solid beach time but we only brought our cameras down to the beach on the first day, so these images are from then. the water is so incredibly warm i was really surprised! and when you swim out a ways, it’s also so incredibly clear, you can see the bottom even when it is pretty far down!
see what i mean about that water!?
searching for crabs, snails and fish!!! we caught a tiny crab actually in the net for maybe 20 seconds before he got away! it’s in the video if you wanna see. looks like a spider and just the thought of how fast he moved is still freaking me out a few days later. ;)
thank you josh davis for always carrying all of our stuff. :)
do you see that home up there on the top of the cliff?! that is the home we rented and stayed in. i always give josh such a hard time on the amount of time he puts into researching hotels and travel stuff, but it truly does pay off. the man knows what he’s doing and i’m glad he’s a thorough researcher.
these kiddos have been sleeping so well at night. who knew all we had to do was plan full days of play at the beach?! someone sign us up for beach life!
and this kiddo was swimming and kicking all over the place thanks to his little puddle jumper. i am so proud of him. i took him way way out into the deeper water and he was so good the entire time, although sometimes he’d hang onto my neck and while it was super sweet, it was pretty hard to swim. ;)
when mama tries to take a nap on a floatie out on the water but somehow all the kids still find me.
mister conrad knows what’s good in life! nutella and jam sandwiches, that is what! ps. do they not sell peanut butter in the supermarkets in spain? we couldn’t find any!
josh took this photo of me and he was laughing so hard when he took it. he was like, “sorry. but i have to document this. you’re eating a pepper!” i guess that is what happens when you aren’t eating refined sugar so you have to learn how to re-snack. you start eating the healthy snacks you pack your kids, like the peppers.
eleanor’s new little friend!
i LOVE the way samson wears his goggles!
seriously won’t ever get over how beautiful this spot is and how wonderful the last few days of just chilling here with my family have been. absolutely incredible. mallorca, we promise to try our best to come again someday and explore all the other amazing beaches and places you have to offer. but pausing here and just staying put was everything we needed right now and we loved you, cala banyalbufar!