Saturday, December 24, 2011

Summer vacation

I have been promising Anut Carol a blog post about our Summer vacation. So here it is in pictures :D

We took the kids to Galveston Beach for a day. They had a blast playing in the sand and in the waves. I also miss going to the beach, but I have to say that I didn't miss all the seaweed floating around. 

Mom decided to take us all to Galveston's Schlitterbahn water park. The kids have never been to a water park before so this was a new experience. They LOVED it! I had a lot of fun myself. I brought James' point-and-shoot camera and put it in a water bag to keep it safe. It worked out perfect. 

Wyatt didn't want his picture taken. Little grump. 

Tracey and Kaley on the lazy river. Kaley treated us to a few songs on the river. She's such a cutie. 

Wyatt went down a water slide by himself. He loved it. 

Another shot of Kaley. 

Wyatt was trying to look cool. At least he let me get a picture of him.

We were able to spend more time with my dad and Kinda during this trip. We usually only get to spend the weekends with him, but he was able to take some time off. This is my dad and Wyatt building Legos at his house before we took a mini vacation to San Antonio. 

We went to the Board Walk while in San Antonio. I haven't been there since my Boot Camp Graduation.

We went to a fun pub on the Board Walk where we eat peanuts and throw them on the floor. Wyatt found it fun to put them down his shirt.

You can't go to San Antonio without going to Sea World. I had been looking forward to this for such a long time! 

I love this picture of Kylee. She was amazed and her face sure did show it!

It was HOT that day. that is either sweat on the back of Kylee's shirt or water we poured on her to cool her off. Just a little tip: It is best to go to Sea World either in the Spring or the Fall. 

Another picture I love of the kids. Their expressions are priceless and all the reason to go again.

I love my camera!!! And I LOVE this picture!

I think Dad was feeding the sea lions.

Dolphins have ALWAYS been my mammal. I've always wanted to swim with them (which Sea World DOES offer, but that is pricey). Instead, we were able to feed them for only 5 dollars.

We took James out for his birthday as well. There is the coolest restaurant called The Magic Time Machine in San Antonio, another place you must visit if your in the area. This place is so much fun, a bit pricey but very worth it. The decor is eclectic with a theme for each booth. The waiters dress up in character as well. The Salad Bar is actually set in an old car. If you have to go to the bathroom and ask your waiter where thats at, they will announce to everyone that you have to go 'wewe' and parade you to the bathroom. And celebrating birthdays here is just awesome, you'll see that below. 

Our Waitress was Mini Mouse. 

About 6 or so waitresses sang a special song for James, pus a princess hat on his head, and fed him cake.

There is a really neat park by Dad's house. Here are a few pictures of the kids being nice to each other there. 

Wyatt and Kaley had a good time playing with each other.

We went to Grandma and Grandpa's house for a really good dinner. Sadly, I really didn't take too many pictures there. 

I had to bribe Kaley to let James pick her up. As soon as she was comfortable with it I snapped a picture. I love this one of the three of us. 

The kids got out the water hose to water the plants, and Kaley got Lance as well. This was the perfect snap shot of it!

One of my favorite pictures of my daughter, my mom and Grandma. I just wish I was in it too. Kylee loves this picture as well and brought it to school the week she was the 'Star Student'. 

We had a little surprise up our sleeves for the kids. Our best friends moved to Mississippi this past Spring. We planned a little get together in Houston while we were in town. We did not tell our kids or their kids at all and surprise them!

A little out of focus, but this is when Kylee realized who we were going to see in Pearland. She was super excited to see her best friends again.

Jen gave Kylee her old cabbage patch doll that she had as a kid.

Here is my best friend, Jen, with her youngest boy Jonathon. 

Kylee and Carter playing in the hotel room.

Our family and Jen's family went to NASA Space Center for the day, Kemah, and the Children's Museum. 

I have no idea who that guy was, but he was ready for the picture too.

Last but not least the four of us went to Moody Gardens with Mom, TJ, and Ambriel. I love this place. They made some major improvements to the Rain Forest pyramid. It now has an upper level canopy where you walk through all the tree tops. 

I bet Wyatt had to use the bathroom!

We even got to watch a 3D movie about dinosaurs!

I love Wyatt's expression. Him and TJ were running away from the dinosaur. I think Kylee just laughed.

Digging for fossils. We got to take a few shark teeth home as well.

These little monkeys were cool. They just hang around wherever they feel like it, uncaged. I couldn't believe how close you could get to them.

Whew. Finally finished with the picture overload from our summer vacation, only 6 months late. But here you go. Nearly our whole vacation in pictures. We had so much fun!!

1 comment:

  1. Your vacation pictures are fantastic! I didn't take any pictures at all while you guys were here. :( (Actually, I took a couple with my iPod but they didn't turn out good. I really miss my old Coolpix camera...)

    I sure do miss having the kids around. Maybe someday you guys will be stationed closer to home.