Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Beach!

This year we decided to take an extended weekend family vacation to Port Aransas with my parents.  We rented a beach house (Starfish) with boardwalk access to the beach and a fenced in yard for the doggies.  The kids had a blast.  Ry loved playing in the water and the sand, although he wasn't too thrilled to have salt water splashed in his eyes.  He especially loved rinsing off under the hose at the house after returning from the beach and playing in the sprinklers.  I wish I had snapped more pictures.  I managed to miss many photo opportunities on this trip, or maybe I was just having too much fun to bother with the camera.  ;)  I even forgot to take pictures of the fabulous meals we enjoyed at Castaways, mom's homemade shrimp tempura and the insanely delicious mac and cheese.  Our last night there we went to Sharkey's.  The bar was blasting 80's music for the Port Aransas class of 1986 reunion.  We found it odd that they were celebrating their 26th reunion...not to mention Sharkey's had some interesting billboards on the walls (see pic below).  All in all we had a nice, relaxing vacation at the beach, which also made for a great Father's day weekend.  :D
Day 1 - first time on the beach! 6/14/2012

Evan and Emma venturing into the sea









rinsed off and happy
rubbing the baby buda belly 
Day 2 - family pictures 6/15/2012









super windy on the boardwalk

Perfect! 6/15/2012
kiddos
fun in the sun 6/15/2012

having fun with daddy's hat 6/16/2012

Day 3 - heading out to the beach cooler style 6/16/2012



making sand castles...then Ry would smash them 6/16/2012

skim boarding



view of the beach 6/16/2012
Day 4 - such a ham 6/17/2012
Breakfast at Island Cafe - Happy Father's day!  6/17/2012
sleep beach baby - on the way home 6/17/2012