Sytsema Family Christmas 2009

Sytsema Family Christmas 2009
Don, Brady, Kyle, Lisa and Ryan

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Well we have returned from a sun and fun filled week in Grand Cayman. We were visiting my brother Matt and his wife Tomeaka, who live there, and had so much fun. Despite three boys with runny noses and coughs all week which resulted in not great sleep for Don and I we still had a great time. Amy (the college student who lived with us a few years ago) joined us on this trip to help with the kids and boy was she helpful.

The boys both got a little sailing lesson from their Aunt Tomeaka who sailed for Grand Cayman in the Sydney Olympics. When we arrived at the sailing club the question was asked who is going to take the boys out, Uncle Matt or Aunt Tomeaka. It was quickly decided I would trust my kids in the care of Aunt Tomeaka, before Uncle Matt, who believes faster is always better. Thank you Tomeaka for take the kids out and keeping them safe :).

We spent a lot of time at the beach. It was almost 90 degrees there almost every day so perfect for swimming and playing in the sand. Amy and Kyle did a lot of snorkeling as well. Don was so excited to have sand covering the boys every time we were leaving the beach. Lets just say Don is not a big fan of the sand.

We also spent time in the pool, and Kyle perfected his swimming. By the end of the week he was swimming from the deep end to the shallow end with no help from us. Ryan also improved but still is cautious. Brady, well he just loves the waters. Matt took us out to Stingray City to swim and play with the stingrays. If you ever get a chance to do this you should. Don and I have been there several times now, but every time it is so cool. Kyle got to swim around with them and touch them. Amy also enjoyed it, but when she stepped on one Kyle says she screamed like a girl :).

Over all is was a great vacation, and we thank Matt, Tomeaka, and Amy for helping make it special for our family.

Scuba Steve (AKA Ryan) says I had a great time!!!
(He would not wear the goggles in the water but would wear them around at night to spy on pretend people...he is our creative one!!)

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