Oh I have looked forward to taking the kids to the beach since the last time three years ago when we were there. I love the beach. I have great memories of going when I was growing up. We lived only about an hour and a half from South Padre Island so it was easy to make day trips every so often. I’m so glad it worked out to spend two nights on the island. May is a great time of year to go because the weather is great yet the hotel prices have not gone drastically up yet.
The beach and the water turned out to be full of seaweed this time. It wasn’t as great for playing in the sand and swimming, but the kids didn’t seem bothered by it. The most excitement was in finding a jelly fish.
The girls had a blast finding sea shells. I kept telling them not to grab the closed ones because many of them were alive, but they ignored me. When we retired for the night I left the bucket of shells in the bathroom. The next morning Joy, always the first one up, got up early and went into the bathroom to get ready. She came running out horrified that the shells were moving and making noise. That was then end of their shell collecting!
Grace was fearless and kept wanting her dad to take her farther in! Bobby loved watching everything. He is not sitting up yet and just a bit too young to enjoy the beach so he and I were buddies and didn’t ever go in the water. With all the seaweed I wasn’t disappointed. I still loved just being there!