nayou decided he wanted to make a documentary about insects, so we did. we hope you enjoy it!
all kinds of things have been happening in hot hot sayulita. here is a quick recap, as told through the lens of brenda’s ipod touch. if you follow her on instagram then these may all be old news. sorry!
the biggest event was brenda’s birthday on the 6th. she (voluntarily and with pleasure) made herself a super yummy carrot cake out of coconut flour which we devoured in record time (thus no photos). we spent most of the day out at punta de mita catching some waves and relaxing on the beach. i was a bad boyfriend and neglected to take any photos of the birthday girl. shame on me one thousand times!
not to make this all about me, but my hair is crazy.
we hit up this cute surf bar on the way home – we’ve only been there twice but the food and views are amazing. definitely one of our favourite spots in the sayulita area!
nayou got a greek salad all to himself. the waiter looked at us strangely when we just ordered a salad for him, but nayou devoured it!
i love this kid.
once we were fed, lots of funny birthday shenanigans ensued.
these ones are my favourite.
there has been another surge in the number of private yoga classes i’ve been teaching. its supposed to be the low season but people are definitely still passing through. last week i had a wonderful lady from texas for a few classes and she invited the three of us to lunch at the four seasons in punta de mita. the place was as swanky and as awesome and you would expect it to be. basically there are beverages and snacks coming around all the time, and you don’t have to look very far to find someone who is willing to do whatever it is you need them to do. want a towel? no problem. need water? no problem. want to hang out by the beach? they’ll get chairs, umbrellas and beach toys ready for you.
jena and her two daughters were wonderful hosts, and i am so thankful for them for giving us a chance to live it up like rockstars for a day. so generous! i guess its one of the perks of being a private yoga instructor… karma perhaps?
brenda has been taking some rockin’ photos with her ipod lately. this is nayou with his friend perla. they used to hang out as two year olds when we did our first stay in sayulita. look at them now!
nayou has been doing lots of experiments with flour, food colouring, water and other random things he has been scrounging from the kitchen. here is the mad scientist at work:
in addition to his science experiments, nayou has also proven to be a bit of an entrepreneur. this morning he made some agua fresca by infusing some limes and oranges into some water. he and brenda then set up a stand outside our house. one cup cost 5 pesos (~50 cents), but people loved the drink so much they ended up paying an average of 20 pesos per cup! those are some nice tips.
also nayou asked me if i wanted to do some yoga with him today! that was pretty cool. he led me through some of his poses, including his very own “love pose”. its not the one we’re doing in the photo, so we’ll have to get a shot of that some other time.
more madness from our kitchen
a few years ago a group of families in sayulita started an annual camping trip out to santa maria del oro, a gorgeous crater lake about three hours drive north. this year we had the good fortune of being around for the gathering and had an amazing weekend away with our extended mexican tribe.
we rode up in style with our friends jess and alyssa, who own a big van that they used to tour in (they are very talented musicians). even though the road was steep and windy, the van is so spacious and comfortable that everyone was in great spirits the whole way. you don’t get to say that very often about a long road trip with four adults and four kids!
the campground we stayed at was big, clean and well maintained. they even had a pool and a playground!
there were 35 of us in total, and about half of that number were kids. nayou did really well with them, despite hanging out with most of them for the first time.
there was some face painting and silly games with cards.
and a hilarious moustache party as well. seeing a gaggle of moustachioed kids running around screaming was like something out of a david lynch movie. i love how nayou looks like a jaded middle-aged hipster with his facial hair and super tired droopy eyes. so cute!
nayou and his harem:
my favourite part was paddle boarding on the lake. it was nice to be on water with no waves for a change! nayou and i went out for a paddle together twice. the second time around was to this small beach where we caught tons of small frogs (we released them before we left).
nayou disappeared for long stretches of time with his buddies which was nice for both him and us. he did resurface for the bonfire we had on our last night. someone brought stuff to make s’mores, and nayou went crazy for them (who wouldn’t?).
it was cool to connect with some people that we like but never had the chance to hang out with. sayulita has a very high concentration of cool parents, that is for sure!
nayou decided that today was my fake birthday. brenda made me a fake birthday bracelet. both nayou and brenda separately made me a cake. it was a good day, the first and best fake birthday i have ever had. thanks familia!