Ever since our Mediterranean cruise last summer, the girls have talked nonstop about another "boat vacation".
That was our first glimpse into how easy a vacation with young kids can be so we wasted no time booking cruise number two. Ten months later, we were back on the ship enjoying two beautiful weeks on the Baltic.
Gwen seems to always have her birthday while we're on vacation. She turned 5 in Paris, 6 in Rome, 7 in Copenhagen and she's likely to turn 8 in Barcelona next summer. That might sound exciting to a grown-up but it's kinda sucky for a kid since there aren't any presents and usually not even a birthday cake. She got a cake on the ship this year though - and she was thrilled!