Early Sunday morning…we finished loading up the minivan….then met up at my mom's so we could at least start the trip together. We weren't sure how the babies would be (mine and my sister's)…so we knew we could end up making more or less stops than the other.
Little Miss was excited about going on vacation…but not excited that we had to take a picture. But she still just looks so cute to me.
My family + My sister's family
Geoff got in a little studying.
We made it 30 minutes into the trip before one of the girls asked, "Are we almost there?" Ha!
But, honestly, I could not have asked for a smoother car ride. Nolan ended up taking about a 40 minute nap before we stopped for lunch. We ate at a McDonald's so the kids could play a little before heading out again….and alas….this particular McDonald's didn't have a play place. So after we ate…we went to the sonic down the street and let the kids play there for about 30 minutes.
After this….we had about 2.5 hours left. We made one more stop and Kristin didn't so they ended up making it to the condos about 30 minutes before us.
So we get there and get settled as much as we can. We sent the guys to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things and pick up some pizza for dinner.
And just before sunset….we headed down to the beach.
Our condo has a beach view….but we are not really in front of a nice beach area. Aside from the sea wall (that most of Galveston has)….the area right in front of our hotel is very dirty and doesn't have a lot of sand/area to walk. Boo! But we have already done a little scoping out, and plan to go to a nicer part of the beach tomorrow morning.
Baby Boy's first time for his toes to hit the sand and waves.
He loved it!
Uncle Phil and Paisley
Parker has been to this beach one other time 5 years ago when she was almost 2 years old (I was about 4 months pregnant with Grace at the time). And Parker and my niece, Payton, LOVED it. They were diving into waves and swimming around.
And after being at the beach for about 10 minutes…I realized that Grace has never been to a beach and I should have been taking more pictures of her and her first time! She was a little timid because she is scared of sharks.
My Sister's Family- Phil, Kristin, Payton, and Paisley.
Us. (My face is pretty swollen here form this new face wash regimen I used 2 days- last Thursday and Friday nights-….my face got really swollen and chapped/chemically burned. It's been fairly uncomfortable, but thankfully, getting better slowly, but surely.)
Yes- he ate the sand.
….and didn't like it. Hahaha! Brother will learn.
Father & Son
And then the guys found a crab. And Geoff caught it (and let it go, too).
But Grace needed to go back to use the restroom…so the 2 of us left after only really being there for 15 minutes or so.
It was a great first day. A safe, smooth ride. And ended with a walk on the beach.