Wednesday, May 18, 2011

South Padre

We had the opportunity to join some of our friends from Waco in South Padre last week and what a fun week it was!
After quite the day of traveling, storms, flight delays and a lost suit case we finally made it to our final destination!  It was well worth the craziness!
Here are just a few of the few hundred pictures that I took.
I actually did not take this one.  My ever so talented friend, B. Hood, took this one.

We thought it was a great idea to take the kids down to the beach after dinner one night.  And yes, Cilla is soaking wet!  She had so much fun playing in the water.  Although, Flint was in disbelief that I would let her play in the ocean in her smocked dress, it was so fun and I am pretty sure I have not smiled so big in a long time!
Attempted family photo.  FAIL!


...and we are in the water!  

We played at the pool that was right off of our bungalow's back porch A LOT.  A. MAZ. ING!
You could not wipe the smile off of Cilla's face as long as she was at the pool or was at the beach!
  Our friends have a boat, so we got an up close and personal dolphin sighting.
A little eye rubbing before our dolphin excursion.

The Dolphins.

They came right up to our boat.
Another family photo attempt.  Not our best, but a little better than the first!
We ate at this 'jewel' twice.  They had the yummest shrimp platter I have ever eaten!
And apparently they were expecting these Razorback fans?!?!
Another day at the pool.  Another day full of smiles!
One of Cilla's favorite things to do!
Our last night in Padre, we attempted the beach pictures a.k.a. what all daddies dread most!!!
After our previous post dinner beach trip, Cilla thought she should be allowed to swim in her dress.  We told her "NO" and she acted like we were spoiling her entire vacation!  She kept trying to run into the water, however our little two year old has a tough time being sneaky!

Mean Mommy!
We had a late flight home, so our last day was full of soaking in the pool and the beach!
We had one tired little sugarplum on our hands on our way home.  Thank goodness for Mickey Mouse and Leap Frog Letter Factory!  She was such a great little traveler!
We had so much fun and Cilla is still talking about our trip nonstop!  It was a wonderful long weekend with wonderful friends whom we miss dearly!  

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Sounds so fun!!!
That top pic is gorgeous!!!!! You need to blow it up huge and print it!!!!

The Allens said...

I think that may have been the perfect vacation!

Tiffany said...

What a fun trip! I can't wait to take RIley to the beach!

Tiffany said...

What a fun trip! I can't wait to take RIley to the beach!

His Doorkeeper said...

What a great trip! I love that pic of Cilla in her little green smocked dress standing in the water looking up!
DARLING!

By the way, I wrote down your recipes for Fresh Strawberry cake, Oriental Coleslaw ( which I love) and Cake Cookies! Some great recipes...thanks! Now if I would just stay home and cook!!

Linds said...

that last picture of her is SO cute! I'm so glad yall had fun!

Lilly, Reid, Matt, and Sara said...

Ok I have been a horrible blog reader and just saw that you guys were at the beach last week!!! How fun!!!!

I can't wait to hear more about it! LOVE all of the family pictures.

The Disheroons said...

Looks like it was lots of fun. We leave for the beach in July. I am hoping Ti really likes it too. He was just a baby last time we went. Love the white dress on the beach. SUPER CUTE