Sunday, July 11, 2010

Beach baby!

I can't believe how fast this weekend flew by. It was a fun one -- filled with beautiful sunny weather (finally!), quality time with fabulous friends, a visit to a local farmer's market, a great church service, craft projects galore, good (really bad) food, and a baby's first beach adventure.

My cousin Michelle was supposed to come down for the weekend, but ended up having to work at the last minute and couldn't make it. We didn't want to waste the beautiful sunny day so when Jeff & Katie suggested going to Galveston for a few hours, we packed up and headed down to the island for the afternoon.

We walked around the strand for a little while and ate lunch at Yaga's. The food was good, but I was quickly reminded of why we very rarely go out to eat these days. It's kind of hard to eat (much less enjoy) your food when you're trying to wrestle a very active, loud, and freakishly strong baby. Ha!

You would think that the burgers and fries would have satisfied our appetites. But who could possibly turn away a chance to eat here:

Clearly not us. And it was worth every single one of those 26,000 calories!

So THIS is what heaven is like.

Jeff ordered a chocolate covered Twinkie and Katie chose a gigantic peanut butter cup of creamy goodness. We may or may not have gotten more than one item, but there is no photographic evidence so it obviously doesn't count.

Striking a pose

Rick opted for an ice cream cone. Apparently it was so good that he felt compelled to share it.

First taste of ice cream

Before heading home, we decided to pay a quick visit to the beach to stick our toes in the water. I wasn't sure how Harrison would react to sand and salt water, but I think it's pretty safe to say that he loved it! 

Just look at those chunky thighs. Love them!

Jeff found a crab

The Normans

K Squared

Do I sense some jealousy from the husbands? I think so.

Playing in the sand

The day was successful at wearing out Harrison and he went to bed at 7:00!  Too bad it didn't wear him out enough for him to sleep through the night. {Deep sigh and cue the violin, I know} Allen & Lindsay came over and the guys watched a movie while us girls got busy on some craft projects for my mom's birthday party that is right around the corner.

Since we ate so healthy yesterday, we figured we'd keep up the good work today and picked up a bucket of KFC for lunch after church. Then Katie and I resumed our Martha Stewart statuses and made some pretty impressive creations, if I say so myself. I'll be sure to share pictures after the party.

All in all it was a great weekend but poor Harrison started feeling bad this evening. He's running a low-grade fever and keeps tugging at his ears, so it looks like we might be paying a visit to the pediatrician tomorrow. Wish us luck!


Anonymous said...

hope my baby feels better... looks like a great time. glad you got to play in the water..he really loved the waves...see you soon... love mary rick was a great dad to share some of his ice cream... i know how hard that is to do... ha ha- i did not see pictures of you girls sharing the chocolate????

Jeff Norman said...

It was a very good weekend. Great pics of Harrison

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