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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Beach Fun

We ended up going to Galveston 3 times this summer.

Our first trip was our annual ‘just us’ trip.  We make it a point to take a trip down there for the day.  We ate lunch at Willie G’s, then took a boat tour of the bay and got to see lots of dolphins.2012-06-14_12-55-27_372

This was on the dolphin boat. No dolphin pictures, since I only took video of them. Nathan’s stink face. We skipped nap time and it shows.2012-06-14_13-47-44_342

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We spent the afternoon playing in the water and sand.  We were able to let the boys have more freedom than last year, which was really nice and fun to watch them explore.

Logan especially loves the beach. He’s one happy boy!2012-06-14_15-47-59_774

We got snow cones before we headed home.  Nathan fell asleep before we made it to the snow cone stand.  I woke him up for his treat, which they both thoroughly enjoyed, but he ended up being super grumpy the whole way home.  It was a long, fun day in the sun.  We all slept well that night.

Nathan’s out like a light before his snow cone! 2012-06-14_17-31-00_740

Our second trip was a full day with my sister’s family, but without Todd.  The cousins had lots of fun playing in the water.  I’m so thankful that the boys are blessed to have the BEST cousins in the world!  They are so kind, gentle, and protective with the boys.  They took such care of them while we were at the beach!  IMG_0724IMG_0727IMG_0729IMG_0740IMG_0742IMG_0748IMG_0749

After the morning time at the beach, then lunch, we spent time at the condo pool.  Oh my, how the boys loved the pool.  They have never had swimming lessons, and we kept their puddle jumpers on them the whole time, but Logan can really move in the water.  Nathan didn’t want to move so much, but he was not afraid to just float.  Our new neighborhood doesn’t have a pool, and in our area, unless you are part of a community that you pay property association fees to, there is no pool you can visit.  The Y and other gyms are options, but expensive ones that I’m not willing to pay.  All of this to say… the boys have not had much experience swimming, but they love it! IMG_0778IMG_0782IMG_0785IMG_0788IMG_0790

We headed home after cleaning up from the pool.  It was a great time!

Todd’s sister and family vacationed out of our house at the end of the summer and invited us to spend yet another day with them in Galveston.  We made an afternoon of it and had a fabulous time!  While they pretty much had their own family time, we played in the water, sand, and took a long walk with our little family.  It was really nice. 

I don’t have any pictures of us at the beach that time, but here are some of us hanging out at our house with the cousins…

IMG_1018IMG_1020Cousins!  IMG_1027Playroom = Guest bedroom #2.  Todd and his sister, Julia, busy making the beds up.IMG_1028No, silly Logi… That’s not your bed!IMG_1033

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