Friday, January 22, 2010

Galveston trip, 1/12/10

Pin It It was a beautiful day yesterday, so we took advantage of one of Jim's last days here and went to Galveston.

The kids very much wanted to go to the beach.
Mom: You may take your shoes off and roll your pants up, but DO NOT get in the water.
Kids: Oh, Mother Dear, we are obedient children and would never dream of getting in the water!

Kids: Maybe we could just put our toes in the water? Since we're barefoot and all, you know.
Mom: DO NOT GET WET. It is JANUARY, and it was freezing last week, so the water is cold. DO NOT GET WET.

Kids: Hey, Mom? Could we just tiptoe through the water just a teensy bit, so we can get up on that rock, and you could take a fabulous picture, complete with fake smiles? Please, Mother Dear!

Uh oh.

Look, Mom! Be distracted by me! Pay no attention to the small children frolicking in the water!

Mom: I'm so thankful that I know my children well and packed a change of clothes for every little body!

Then on the way home, we stopped in High Island and let the kids search for shells, and to let the mosquitos feed on us.

I love this picture:

And once again, we have to wonder if the mom was present on this trip. She must have been, everyone has fresh, dry clothes on.


The Tucker Family said...

what a fun day! Love the last pic!

Drama Queen said...

Oh, I love Galveston - I worked there after Hurricane Ike and I've wondered how it is recovering....then I led a mission trip there last May....great pictures!

LittlePaintedPolkaDots said...

I love your blog! Have I told you that already? That last pic is beautiful.

Dad said...

Super pics, for some reason I did not think there was any chance they would stay dry. Noticed that someone got a hair cut.. We love you. Dad

Kristin said...

Loooooooooooove these pictures! Especially that last one! What a fun day. :)

Theresa Walker said...

LOVE the last picture...looks like you guys had a great time!!!

Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

I don't think my kids have ever managed to stay dry at any shore we've visited! They do try...really...I think they just get distracted too!:)

Loved the pictures.