Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sand and Water, HERE WE COME!!!!!

I was so excited when Greg told me to plan a trip to the Beach. I LOVE the Beach. I love the smell, the sounds, the sand and the Water. We've always gone to Corpus Christi or Port Aransas, so this year we decided to go to South Padre Island. This was Kinley's first time to play on the Beach. She loved it and I loved that she didn't try to eat the sand. She actually got down with her shovels and buckets and had a good time with Colton & Bailey. We would play at the Beach and then hit the Swimming pool at the hotel. The Pool was very nice. Greg and I sipped on Pina Colada's and the kids drank Virgin daiquiri's. They thought that was really cool.

Kinley had been toying with the idea of walking, but hadn't FULL BLOWN walked yet. The minute we put her on the sand, she stood up and walked like she had been doing it for months. That was the end of our little crawler. She's been on her feet ever since. The Sea Turtle Rescue Center was right down the street from our Hotel, so we decided to check it out. They take in injured Sea Turtles and the ones that can make it, they turn back into the Water. The other ones they keep or send to Zoo's or other places where they can be taken care of for the rest of their lives. It was really interesting and the kids enjoyed seeing all of the different turtles.
On our last day, Greg decided he wanted to rent a jet ski for him and the kids to ride. Colton and Bailey had never been on one before so this was a new experience for them. Colton loved it and Bailey said it was so relaxing that she wanted to go to sleep. Hmmm, I can honestly say that jet skiing has never had that affect on me.
We also went on a Dolphin Watch. They took us a few miles out on the water and stopped when we started seeing dolphins. That was really fun and the kids had a Great time. All in all, it was a successful Vacation. I love spending time with these guys. I am one lucky girl.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Vacation Bible School #2

Colton and Bailey are now at the age where they like to go spend some of their Summer with their Ninny and Papa (Greg's parents) Actually, Colton would go live there if we let him. This year they decided to go to Vacation Bible School in Winchester at one of their Ninny's friends Church. (This was their 2nd VBS this Summer) Colton wasn't really that interested in going, but he agreed that he would go and I think he had a good time. Bailey was excited about going (she's been looking forward to it since Summer started) She's my little Social Butterfly. She rarely meets a stranger. Give her 5 minutes and she'll know your whole life story and she'll be ready to be your Best Friend. I hope this quality sticks with her. I think it's a good one to have.

Here they are showing off their flower pots they made during VBS.
They wouldn't even let me have one of them.
They left them both for their Ninny.

This is Bailey and Miss Kay. Bailey LOVES Miss Kay. Miss Kay has known Colton and Bailey since they were born. She helps run the VBS at her church and has invited them to come since they were old enough. I'm glad they actually got to go this time. Bailey made her a pair of earrings and gave them to her on the last day. Sweet Miss Kay took the earrings she had on right out of her ears and put in the ones that Bailey had made. That made Bailey feel really good.