Monday, December 2, 2013

Final Act

There are so many fun things to do near Dave's house.
The Surfside jetty isn't far away.
It was a beautiful day.
The sky was clear -- we could see forever.
First, we climbed ginormous rocks.
This was fun for everyone,
The surf is also a lot of fun.
Taking pictures of wonderful grandchildren in the surf is fun!
Looking for treasures is very exciting.
We could have spent all day there.
The cousins found a sea-comb.
We walked a mile out to the end of the jetty.
Julia hitched a ride.
So did Nate.
We saw dolphins.  So wonderful!
Mostly, we played.
Nathan was proud of his climbing feats.
Some supervision was necessary.
We watched fishermen catch huge fish from the bay.
Sometimes it doesn't matter where you are as much as who you're with.
Just having someone your own size to play with can be enough.
The best part about getting to the end of the jetty was we got to walk back.
We also went to the Sea Center, 5 minutes away from Dave's house.
Watching kids gaze at the tanks is surprisingly peaceful.
We did some necessary waiting.  Matt is a master at waiting.
He started a trend.
We timed our arrival to coincide with the daily feeding.  Mesmerizing.
I was mesmerized with Adele.
After  looking at the fish, we strolled the boardwalk.
It was just a little chilly.
Julia soon figured out who had the snacks.
As I went through the pictures, I started to see that Julia loved all the adults.
The sun was great for taking perfect pictures.
Birds were fun to spot.
Cousins having fun were also easy to find.
Things were pretty exciting!
Some went into Houston to see the Nutcracker Friday night.
Ella learned that ballet doesn't have words.
They had a magical time.
Saturday afternoon we flew Papa Ben's and Dave's helicopters.
Phones and iPods are the controls.
It was way cool.
This helicopter has its bumper pad on.  It also takes pictures.
I can think of a good use for this.
Lots of instruction was required before kids could try this.
Everyone was successful!
This event was an amazing amount of fun.
Even just watching is fun.
This is how I feel right now!

Thank you, Julie. You're Welcome, Louie.

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