Monday, August 27, 2012

Sand, Surf, and Swimming with Dolphins

We spent one glorious day at the beach while staying on South Padre Island.  While Cuz Jonah, Cuz Hunter, and Cuz Brooklyn were definite fans of the sand and surf, Noah was not.  He spent the majority of our time at the beach in his chair.
The other kiddos, however, had a ton of fun!  

They played in the sand,
dug huge holes,
and jumped in the waves.
Uncle Drew and Jonah were HUGE fans of the waves and spent quite a bit of time jumping and splashing.
This boy loves the beach!
 
Miss Brooklyn was quite content to dig in the sand.  She could have stayed there for hours.
 
After all that splashing, it was definitely time for lunch.
Shortly after lunch, while most of us were relaxing under the canopy, Daddy and Uncle Drew went for a swim.  Auntie Mel, while relaxing in her chair, suddenly exclaimed, "Look!  There are dolphins!"  Sure enough, we saw at least two dolphins jumping in and out of the waves.  The coolest part was that Daddy and Uncle Drew were in the water with those dolphins.  They were only about thirty yards away from the majestic creatures.  Even from the shore, the dolphins looked huge.  I can only imagine how big they looked from so close.

Ranger enjoyed splashing in the ocean as much as the rest of us.
Bubs went out into the ocean several times with me.  He may have been kicking and screaming the first time,
but after a few more trips, he sort of warmed up to the idea of being in the water.
After leaving the beach and heading back to the house, we all jumped in the pool to rinse off.  Noah was VERY happy that we were finally in water he could appreciate.  Daddy taught him how to enter the water like a scuba diver.  Bubs would sit on the edge of the pool and slide backwards into the water.
He thought that was so much fun!
 
Cuz Hunter was such a ham! 
Cuz Jonah was perfecting his aim.
What an amazingly fun day!

3 comments:

  1. That sure was a fun (and exhausting) day!

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  2. It's so funny that we have all the same pictures to use! I'm just gonna cut and paste this one onto our blog. Haha Look forward to repeats of that great day :)

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  3. Love this!!! Love that he gets his face wet and is a little fish. GREAT job working on the sand!! (Our yucky place is grass!) I can't believe GF/CF/SF/LF/GF- I can't remember all the stuff you are without. I am so IMPRESSED!!!!!

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