Monday, June 14, 2010

Life is a Beach!

We spent our first weekend this year down at the beach house in Galveston. Yeah, I know, we are so lame, why haven't we gone before this. Life just kept getting in the way. Either someone was sick, or it was Prom, or graduation or the weather was awful. It was worth the wait though!

There was a lot of silliness, as usual.

We tried out the new boat. Unfortunately this is as far as we got. The battery was dead and would not take a charge. Poor Chris spent 2 hours going from store to store to find a new one.
We played with toys we hadn't seen in a long time.
We swam in the pool.
Fished off the dock.
We even caught some fish, but didn't keep them.
My Beach Boys eating. We did a LOT of eating.
All the sun and activity made for very hungry boys.
We played on the beach for hours and hours.
Everyone had a great time and the weather was absolutely perfect.
Busy busy boys, coated in SPF 5000, sand and salt.
The only downside at the beach this visit was that there had been a huge seaweed bloom and there were mounds of the stuff everywhere and in the water. It feels so gross to have that stuff tangle around your legs under water. Bleck!
We mostly had happiness and cooperation, but I won't lie to you. There were some moments. Seriously, how can such a beautiful child turn into a screaming demon at 2 am?
And the other little guy drove me crazy not following the safety rules. I swear I aged ten years when I saw him neck deep in the crashing surf struggling to stay upright just 1 minute after again telling him not to go in over his knees. That earned him the right to wear an uncomfortable life jacket at the beach. If that doesn't work I am going to tie a rope to him and anchor it on the sand. A very short rope....


Reba said...

It looks like a great weekend! We went to Galveston a few years ago (before the hurricane) and loved all parts of it EXCEPT for the seaweed. And there was plenty. Otherwise, we had a wonderful time. Hope you can fit some more trips in.

Misty McKibben-Melvin said...

Wendy....I need to talk to you, about some you care to email me at ?