Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer 2012 Beach Trip!

In July, we took a group vacation with two other families (the Carters and the Jupes) from our Bible study home group. We rented a beach house in Port Aransas and had a fantastic time enjoying the ocean and each other's company. The kids had a blast!  We also celebrated my birthday while there, and it was extra special to spend it with such wonderful friends.

Our beach beauties!

The kids enjoyed playing Rock Band at the beach house.

Birthday cupcakes, surrounded by sweeties!

Home base.  Surprising amount of stuff to haul...thankfully our house was just a short walk over the dunes.

Jill was a little nervous about the seaweed and the waves.  She was also concerned about the possible presence of alligators.  Once we assured her there were no alligators in the ocean, she seemed to warm up to the idea of getting in.  (And no, we did not share details on what does actually live in that water.)

Digging for shells with Cavin and Ella.

Surfing with Cav!

(L-R) Caleb, Silas, Jill, Kate, Seth, Cavin, Ella

Surfer girl! She loved boogie boarding!

Lots of sand castle building...and knocking down.
Great memories made with special friends!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July 2012

We celebrated the 4th of July by participating in a neighborhood bike parade....or in our case, a Barbie Jeep parade. 

Then that evening, we let the girls stay up late to watch the Cedar Park fireworks with friends.

Kate and Cavin were especially chummy all evening.

I've never seen the kids more simultaneously excited and exhausted!