"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Surf N' Turf

So we live on the gulf coast and the boys have never been to the beach!  Crazy I know, but then again so our the boys and our lives.  We have just never gotten around to it, until today that is.  A few days ago Amy had the great idea to take a day trip to the beach for this vacation weekend.  We ran the idea past Amy's mom and Amanda and they we in!  But instead of Galveston we decided to head to Quintana, a smaller and quieter beach down by Freeport.  The boys have been super excited about it, asking every day if it was time to go to the beach.  Today the day finally came.  I don't know who was more excited, Amy or the boys because they all woke up at 5:00 this morning ready to go!  So, once the sandwiches (PB&J) were made and the car was packed, and everyone was dressed in their swimsuits we headed out to pick up Amy's mom and make our way to the beach.  

Once we arrived, we barely had time to set up our chairs and umbrella before all the kids were begging to go to the water.  I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about how the boys would react since they had never been before.  However, after a few moments of hesitation they were running, jumping, and splashing around like they lived at the beach.  The boys actually do enjoy water and swimming since they get to go with DD whenever they visit (thanks Mom) so this was like a huge pool to them.  Despite all the buckets, shovels, and other miscellaneous sand toys we brought the highlight of their day was definitely swimming.  It was all we could to to tear them away from the water long enough for lunch and us to sit for a minute before they were up and at it again!  

Because we had a bit of a drive back, we left around 1:30 once everything was packed and everyone was rinsed off.  A water bottle of Gatorade later and Braeden was crashed out.  Jack held on for quite a while before he drifted off.  The drive back was eventful to say the least with 2 bathroom stops - one per boy.  Braeden's was on the side of the road, Jack wouldn't go then.  That lead to the second stop, I kid you not, 15 minutes away from home so Jack could use the restroom at a Taco Bell.  They both went again at Amy's mom's house so at least they were well hydrated!  Soon it will be time for a bath to wash the rest of the sand, salt, and beach off (Amy and I took showers as soon as we returned home) and hopefully two tuckered-out little boys will drift off to sleep with fun dreams of their very first beach vacation.  Due to the success of today, we are already thinking about the next time we can head out.  Who doesn't love an inexpensive getaway that is so close to home?  So, another successful first and fun adventure here in Drosche Land.  Oh, where are the pictures you ask?  Well, of course I took many.  However, you will just have to wait until this coming Wordless Wednesday!  I'm working on editing and enhancing some of our favorites!  Stay tuned!  

All is well, and beachy keen, in Drosche Land.   

1 comment:

  1. Ya'll are such awesome parents Dusty!! I really hope your next addition will be in the general time frame as our first, so we can have play dates and days of fun together!!! So happy for your great day at the beach! Hugs to all the Drosches and hope you have a fun and relaxing Memorial Day!