Friday, June 19, 2009

Beach Trip

Port Aransas here we come!
We are not so good at the snack catcher yet. There were Cheerios everywhere!...oh well, whatever keeps him happy! We are almost there! (He is focused on the video on the console, thank goodness for that!)

We are here! Yea!!!
the view from our room at Port RoyalMorning 1- Hit the beach!
We decided to take the car, which was a great idea...except when we got stuck in the sand. But its cool, we got out with a little help! And then it was time to enjoy the beach! :) Having the car right there allowed us to set up with all our "stuff". As a typical first time mom I over-packed but of course forgot his hat- how does that happen!?

my little beach baby

Alex was really tired that morning...notice the yawn. Cracks me up.
Alex really wanted to catch a seagull. He chased them for a good long while...poor guy never could get em! I am always impressed with his determination.

This picture just cracks me up because Travis is working so hard to put in the umbrella and Alex is looking through the chairs. He noticed that it looks cool through there! ha! First time out in the waterHe didn't like it very much after thinking about it. The waves totally scared him and he cried every time we tried to get him in again.

Let's just stick to playing in the sand, Mom.Alex loved the sand! He just wanted to stick the tools in the bucket of water and bring them out! He kept sucking on them too...a little salt water and sand never hurt anyone right?!

sandy feet are the best

Morning 2: The Texas State Aquarium...
Dolphin show

Watching the dolphins from underwater view

some BIG fish

The USS Lexington

he's just a little bird
watching the bird show...I was feeding my own lil bird treats
not sure why, but this was in the bird show

sea turtles...this was my favorite- they are so big and so close!
do you see the otter? its right....there!
Travis was making fun of me because in most of the pictures I was pointing things out to Alex. What a teacher, right?!

Dinner one night down by the ferry...mmm, fresh fish!
I don't think any of us were really into this was really hot and the guy taking the pic was weird. But you have to take a pic with the big stuff outside the souvineer shop! Its a must!

The other parts of the trip were filled with pool fun!!

We only had one little incident where Alex tripped on his little car on the patio and skinned up his nose pretty good. He was tough and seemed to recover quite quickly. Mom is glad that she was sleeping through it and didn't have to see the blood. Overall, Alex did so well! He seemed to have a great time and surprised me with his good behavior...although our neighbors might disagree. He is so loud these days! :) And the trip home went ok...would have been better if he would have slept! Yep, he was awake the whole way! geez.
Overall, we had a great time on our first "us only" family vacation!

On the home front...
Sadly, Alex caught some kinda bug (probably from drinking pool water! ugh) and he has had diarrhea ever since we've been home. Fun. Here's hoping we are on the road to recovery fast!


Sarah and Eric said...

What a fun vacation! The family portrait by the Lexington is precious!

Carla said...

Looks like you guys had so much fune! Too bad we weren't there at the same time :(

rebekah l. louis said...

Great vacation! I hope Henry does that well on our trip to the beach-12 hours in the car- should be interesting! :) Hope Alex feels better soon!

Brandy said...

WOW what a vacation :) Hope he feels better soon.

Kristen said...

What a fun time! I'm glad yall got to get away and enjoy some family time together! Alex is such a cutie! We can't wait to see you soon.

Kristen said...

So much fun!!! I can't wait to take Kenzie to the beach. Looks like you guys had a blast! Hope he gets well soon!

Mya Sage said...

Glad you guys had a great time and Alex was good in the car. :) See you guys again soon!

Kristen said...

beach trips are the best!! glad you guys had a good time.

Christy said...

we are heading to good ol Port Royal in August. Such a great family place. Glad you guys had a fun time!