There is one thought that every mother or photographer should ignore. It is, "Oh I will just leave my camera here. Surely I won't need it". Been there, done that? Wish you hadn't?
The first night at our hotel in Cancun, we were walking around and came upon a lifeguard sorting through buckets of baby sea turtles, and he let my kids each hold one. Of course I had left my camera in the room! UGH! Every day after that I would ask if they had found anymore and he would say no. I was so sad that I had missed capturing that moment.
The last night there, we walked back down to the beach (camera in hand this time) and I saw the same guy cleaning up from the day. I asked if he had found any turtles and he said, "Yes we just found 3. Would your kids like to release them into the ocean?" I was probably more excited then they were.
Here are the pictures from that.
It was a super cool way to end our trip.