Friday, June 26, 2009

Beach Bum Alert

We decided to head down to the beach on Thursday. One of the perks to living in Houston is the ability to head down for a day trip since the beach is close by. The water was nice and refreshing. I was disappointed that the city beach we go to for the awesome bathrooms and showers has not recovered from Ike. The boardwalk up to the showers was gone and there was no running water at all. But the town was looking good and you could tell there was lots of work still in progress.

Hanging out
Mallory got stung by a jellyfish the first 10 minutes b/c she was playing with it!(we told her not to!)

Me and the girls

Mia played the water with the boogie board almost the entire time!
Mallory being Mallory
Cole digging in the sand. Shocking

All in all everyone had fun. And no one got sunburned! Yippe! We all are a little closer to being so tan it is sick and can't wait to go back.

No pics of Chloe. It is her new move to avoid the camera!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Fun

Summer has officially begun because the pool is open, the kids are home and it is HOT! I have taken some advice from fellow bloggers and mapped out our days based upon activities that usually only last 30 minutes, much to my despair. Our first craft was making play dough with kool-aid, which was a big hit. They actually played with it for 1 hour the first day, then our normal 30 minutes on day two.

Mallory holding her purple play dough

Day one of summer vacation involved a lemonade stand. Unfortunately, we do not live on a corner or by a stop sign. So Chloe, being a veteran of lemonade stands decided to throw out a ball each time a car was nearing, so they would be forced to stop, although the tactic was not very effective. Amount made=$3.50. i still owe Kelly $3.00.

These are pics Chloe took while baby-sitting with her timer. I think they turned out great and I know for a least 5 minutes, everyone was having a blast.

So we are not quite through week one but we are having fun. We already have had our first sunburn of the season and have almost completed swim team. And made Popsicles. And slept in. And I am enjoying every minute of it.