Monday, July 27, 2009

Sand...Sunsets...South Padre

I'm back! We just returned from a beautiful week in South Padre with Conn's family. They rented a 2 story beach house that was just a few steps from the beach. Not only was it oh- so close to the beach, it had 5 bedrooms and a pool! GLORIOUS...for our family of 12!!!

Hanging out in the mornings...

Playing at the beach...

Cash LOVED the sand!
Nanny and her girls
Lily played with this green sand bucket forever. It was so funny. She was in her own little world.
After almost an hour, she finally saw me taking pictures of her.
One of Conn's favorite things in the world. one of his top three!
My sister-n-law, Wendy, with sweet baby Max. He and Cash are 7 weeks apart.
Conn and his family
My most favorite pic from the whole trip!!! Oh my goodness, I love it!!
After we would get back from the beach, we would rinse off in the outdoor shower, and spend the rest of the day in the pool. It was perfect!

The McWhorter crew
Conn's brother, Kap, and his family
The grand girls

Nanny and PawPaw with the kiddos
One night, we went out to eat at a restaurant called Parrot Eyes.
Of course, they had a real live parrot. Lily would whistle at it, and it would squawk right back. She loved it.
One day, we hit up some of the local shops

Then...we ventured to the beach, and of course, took a gazillion pictures

For the love! Oh My Goodness!

Back at the house, Cash and Max, attempted to play together. :)
On Friday, July 24th at 6:32a.m., it was Lily's official 5th birthday!

Before we left for our trip, I bought some ceramic dolphins in the dollar isle at Target. They were a HUGE hit!!

Back to the beach...
There was a game of ocean frisbee going on

These two are becoming the best of friends. It is so cute to watch.
She was so proud! Ha!
On Lily's b-day night, we went to ride go karts and do this bungee trampoline thing. She loved it so much, that she did it twice. Towards the end, she did managed to do 3 back flips. I'm guessing the two years of gymnastics classes have finally paid off!

Maggie was a little chicken (or, just smart!) and sat this activity out.

We also went to eat at Louie's. It is on the water, and every Friday night, they have a fireworks show. You can also watch the beautiful sunsets.

Fireworks show
The waiters came out singing happy birthday.

and, brought cake!

Conn and I are cracking up at this picture. We have no idea why, but Lily looks about 3 years old here. Weird!
But, she really is 5! Ha!
Thank you, Nanny and PawPaw, for making this week possible! We had such a blast. We are truly blessed!


Callie said...

so much fun!!! So did you like Gulf Shores or Padre better??? By the way, Cash's little cheeks in the sand??? Can it get much better than that??

Amy said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I want some info on that house, it was super nice! Glad you had fun...hope to see you guys soon.

Janet said...

I am so glad you all had fun! The pictures are just precious.Your girls are so beautiful, and I love the chubby little naked behind in the sand! We missed y'all this week.
Love you!

Jo said...

Oh my goodness!! You have the best family vacations! The pictures are great!!

Lorren said...

Great pictures! I'm sad we couldn't get together. Did you all have any of the tar at your end of the beach? There was spots of it everywhere when we went and some of the kids stepped in it while we were there. That was chaos! Glad you had a great time.

Our Life Together said...

Glad you had a great vacation!

Danyel Lintelman said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! I love all of the pictures. You have such a beautiful family!

Ben and Emily said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Your kids are adorable!!

Goska said...

What a wonderful place! And it looks a lot of fun!

Allison said...

wow...that was fun to see all your pictures! Looks like a great time!!

adrianicole said...

Yall's trip looks like it was tons of fun! Cash is too funny & the girls are precious as usual.