Sunday, May 31, 2015

South Padre 2015

We left Friday morning for South Texas for our annual trip.

Isabella doing a little dancing at a pit stop for gas.

One highlight for her was stopping at Buc ee's to check everything out and pick a treat for the road. She chose that huge lollipop in her hand. We ate dinner at chickfila and got to our hotel in San Antonio. 
 Riding on the cart is soooo fun to them...

We checked in to our room and went swimming for a while before bed.

Benjamin was awake for almost THREE hours in the night. He was so crazy. And it was so frustrating. Then he was sleeping peacefully away when it was time for us to leave in the morning.

We drove on Saturday and made it to the beach house that afternoon.

 Beach time with cousins!

Our beach house had a wrap around porch with picnic tables on one side. The kids spent a lot of time out there.
Blue dip n dots tongue at schlitterbahn! 

My mom took us all there for the day for George's birthday.  There was a huge area for little ones, and then they had double tubes where the front part of the tube didn't have a hole in it so a little child could sit in the front. So the kids rode on several rides with us. Michael and Benjamin left after lunch time so Ben could take a nap and then they came back and joined us til closing time. It was a fun day!

At the turtle rescue center.

Butterfly wings from Aunt Flower.

Daily morning reading time with Mimi.

Benjamin worked intently with the dot markers several days. Serious business.

Love the milky way lattes at Yummies! 

He poured water and sand in and out of buckets the whole time.

And one day he played in uncle david's sand castle bucket for a long time!

At pirates landing

 Flying kites with Papa our last night at the beach.           Benjamin loved collecting seashells. 

Til next year beach! I'm grateful for the time my kids get with my parents and experiencing a church family in another part of the country that knows them and is excited to see them. And Isabella LOVED the cousin time! Thanks, Mom and Dad for taking us on this trip and making it possible to all be together!

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