Holiday photos: Thanksgiving in Tiwi

Thanksgiving

Last weekend we went to Tiwi to celebrate Thanksgiving. We spent four incredible days watching the kids play, swimming in our shady pool, and eating our weight in delicious fresh seafood! Those of you who follow me on social media will know that we had a pretty harrowing end to our trip when we were forced to spend the night in Mombasa airport, but I’ll save that tale for another post! As always, our time in Tiwi was pure magic. Here are a few photos, if you’d like to see!

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One of my favorite things about this house is that the pool had plenty of shade. I don’t mind spending all day in the pool as long as we’re not in the blazing sunshine! The kids loved the waterslide, landing each time with a huge splash! I also started to teach the girls how to dive, which made me one proud mama…

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And, get this, now that Heidi sleeps better, we actually saw more sunsets than sunrises! What a change! (Yay sleep training!) I do love a good sunrise, but I also love getting to lay in bed for a while when on holiday… 🙂

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While many beach houses on the Kenyan coast are high up on rocky cliffs with little beach access, this house was right on the beach. And, even better, there were lots of palm trees and tons of shade! We spent the late afternoons by the ocean, watching the sunset while the kids built (and destroyed) sandcastles.

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As is our holiday tradition, we had an huge Thanksgiving feast of grilled lobster, along with my traditional apple pie! We also got the kids in the festive spirit by making handprint turkeys, something I think I did every single Thanksgiving at school.

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What an amazing holiday! Tiwi, you’ll always be our favorite. We can’t wait to go back!

PS – Thanksgiving 2015 in Watamu, and camping on the beach.

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