Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Weekend!

Oh man, we had the BEST weekend! It's been a while since we've had so much fun all weekend long. Seriously, start to finish it was just awesome!

We rented a beach house in Galveston with some of our best friends. While Galveston is not a pretty beach by any stretch of the imagination, it's only an hour away. So that makes it awesome!

Driving down. Girlfriend insisted on playing with the farm. Sigh... 

We got in Friday afternoon and unloaded and hung out at the house we rented. It was in a little neighborhood right across from the beach. It was just the best location. Close to the beach, close to the bay. A marina, pool, playground, and fire station all within a walk. Just perfect!

We headed to dinner (it took FOREVER- people are definitely on island time! Not a bad thing unless you have three kids under three at the table with you!) then made a beach stop on our way home. A particular little boy was DYING to get to the beach that night. So in he went (and the other kids and daddies too) in full clothes. We had a full moon and it was just perfect! Seriously, we almost felt like we were at a super cool beach. And then the seaweed touched our feet. :)

The next day was spent at the beach in the morning, trolling around on our golf cart, pool in the aft, and dinner at the marina. Then a dip in the hot tub to top the night off! Grownups played 42 and enjoyed the sea breeze while the monitors were on the kids in the house. It was a great evening.

This is just perfection to me. Love this child.

I can never get both of my kids to look at the camera and smile. 
So this one was the ONLY one of them looking towards me. 
Who knows?!

Even harder when you add a third kid. 

So so sweet. 
I'd say they might be destined to be together, but I have a feeling she will be much taller than him. 

Snuggles and naps on the beach. 

The ice cream man came by!!!!

Sunday we had some friends come down and visit- this was so fun! More beach fun (sandcastles, football), nap time for the kids while the grown ups played dominoes, grilling out, hot tubbing it, and more hanging out. It was just a great great day!

Sleeping beauty. 

Jay took his sandcastle building VERY seriously. 

I think the daddies had more fun than the kids. 

Finished product- moat and all! 
The animals loved it. 

I just had to capture all of the toys all over the place. 

We were exhausted by Monday morning, so we packed up and headed home. We were totally planning on spending the day at the beach, but when the kids said they were ready to go home, we didn't argue- we were kind of over the sand, too! 

We swam at our neighborhood pool (where Jay was quite the daredevil!), went to my parents to visit them (they were in Germany for 10 days!), grilled out, and ended the amazing weekend with ice cream.

I loved feeling like we "got away" for a little vacation, loved that we got quality time as a family, loved that we hung out with friends, and loved ending it being with family. 

I would be remiss to not say thank you to those men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy our beautiful country and weekends like this. We don't forget. And we totally know what Memorial Day is all about. 


the blogivers said...

Sounds like just the right amount of time to spend at the beach to me! Glad y'all had a fun weekend!

J & J Brymer said...

Looks like so much fun- perfect!

Sarah said...

Sounds perfect!!!