What a great Spring Break we had surrounded by family & friends! Movies, sleepovers, play dates, lunch dates, dinners, birthday celebrations, swimming, history lessons & a fun game of BeanBoozled. (more on that at a different time)
Valerie & her boys came in Wednesday & we went to Pappasito's for dinner. Table for 13 please! (Don't you know we travel in a herd?!?!) The food was delicious, the Mariachi band was great & the kids had fun playing with their tortilla balls (while Maggie was eating hers!).
Thursday, we went down to Pleasure Pier in Galveston. I'd never been there before & it was really fun! Not surprising, Izzy didn't want to ride anything fast or semi-scary. Also not surprising, Maggie did!
Friday, we went to the San Jacinto Monument & Battleship Texas. I hadn't been there since I was a kid & it was really neat to walk around the Battleship & think about how people lived there, what they went through, etc. After we got home, the kids enjoyed the hot hot tub and freezing pool. We found 2 snakes doing backstrokes in the pool, so once Bo saved the kids from that, they were able to swim. :-) We also grilled burgers for dinner to celebrate Luke's 5th birthday. Luke almost didn't make it for his cake since his eyes were swelling shut from exhaustion & chlorine, but he survived!
|Yeah, we're that family that "holds" monuments & does "King of the Wooooorld!" :-)|
Saturday evening, we went to my Aunt Jenny's house to celebrate her 60th birthday! This lady right here is my mom's youngest sister & has always been like a 2nd mom to us 3 girls. Valerie missed the party since she went back to Austin that morning, but we had a great time visiting & celebrating...and watching the fireworks her friends got for her. (Not very often you see legit fireworks going off for a birthday party, but...you never know what'll happen in the country!) ;-)
We had an amazing & busy week & the kids were NOT ready to go back to school today! Can't blame them though...I wasn't ready to wake up at 5am today either!