Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Beach Trip

We went to the beach for the long weekend for Memorial Day and rented a house a block from Stewart Beach, on Galveston Island. 

We went with our friends' families so we had 6 adults and 5 kids, and there were two houses on the property so we had plenty of room. It was a fantastic trip - the kids had a blast, the adults had a blast, a great weekend all around. 

So happy to be back at the beach!

The guys had the really good idea to dig a giant pit for the kids to play in to keep them contained and occupied in one area, and they loved it! (Ella still spent most of her time in the water but did get in a bunch of sand play time as well)

Adorable Hudson taking a nap in the tent

Mary and Ella played in the water for hours on end together every day

Getting ready to walk to dinner one night - they were in formation and ready to go!

Steve's friend knows the owner of one of the nice hotels down there, and he was able to let us use the pool one afternoon. While we were waiting, Ella and Jake had some fun in this mini-pool they discovered ;)

Concentrating on her sand project

Steve, Mary and Ella were in the water and Mary spotted this sea turtle floating on his back. Steve carried him in and it was obvious he was sick because he was barely moving. They encourage you to call a rescue number if you see any turtles because they are endangered, so Dara called and a Marine Biologist ended up coming to rescue the turtle! She said he was the most endangered type, called a Kemps Ridley turtle. 

Incredibly sandy after a big day at the beach

It was such a great weekend, and I am so happy that we have found friends that we can do so much with and where the kids all get along so well together. 

1 comment:

Mom said...

That's so wonderful - it looks like a terrific trip, and rescuing a sea turtle...how exciting!