Thursday, June 24, 2010

the beach


While we were down in the Valley, we headed over to South Padre Island for a day on the beach! I grew up going to this beach with my Grandmother and I have very fond memories of playing in the sand and waves along side my cousin Brie. This trip made me realize what a trooper my Grandmother was taking us out there all those times!

You should have seen Travis and I loaded down with all our "beach gear" and two kids trekking over the deep sand to get to our spot. Wish I could have had someone take our picture. I had Ellie in the bjorn and bags on both arms. Travis had chairs and a big bag and Alex on one hip (he wouldn't have made it through the deep hot sand). Travis actually made another trip to get all our stuff. So, after all that work, we decided we were going to stay all day! And we did! It was perfect!! Alex didn't like the waves and cried when we tried to get him to go in but besides that it was a happy day.

don't know if you can tell, but his face was covered in sand!

Eliana sleeping in her tent...it was a great idea! she slept most of the time there. I did have to nurse her...first time to nurse at the beach, it was actually quite nice :)
looking for shells

this was one sandy kid
should have brought a baby pool since he wouldn't get in the ocean...
but sometimes you just make do

pretty pooped out, ready for a nap...
in the sand!
and we're done

5 comments:

Shelby said...

Great photos! I can't believe how he loved the sand. Last time at the beach Madison wouldn't touch it. Hopefully we'll make it back to the beach soon! :)

Holly said...

Great pics! Only last year, did Zachary decide the waves might be a little bit cool. Fine by me, the pool is secured and clean, but you have to at least try the beach every year.

Carla said...

Love it! Looks like you guys had lots of sandy fun! And that is one good looking yard guy! Hopefully when Alex is in high school he will still love to mow!

Kristen said...

What a fun trip!!! I love that they are getting older and can really enjoy these type of trips.

rebekah l. louis said...

how fun! you got some great photos!