Monday, July 16, 2012

Galveston 2012

Last year we didn't get to go on vacation because we had our sweet bundle of joy and we were getting use to parenthood much less pack up and take a newborn somewhere else.  I said that I wanted to pick where we went this year because the year before that we did our baseball tour (4 fields 5 games).  Don't get me wrong, I had a blast but I wanted to pick somewhere to go.  I said I wanted to go to the beach.  In mind I was thinking more Gulf Shores.  After taking Drew to San Antonio in March, that plan switched to somewhere closer.  Drew was miserable after 2 hours and the kid doesn't nap like most kids in the car.  So it made all of us miserable.  We had to take what we call "sanity" stops.  Well the closest thing to us is Galveston.  I settled for the thought of not having a white sandy beach getaway.  I think that was the best idea for our "sanity"!  We took a little weekend getaway to Galveston.  We headed down there Thursday to stay in Conroe just to relax or shall I say for some "sanity".  The original plan was to go to Houston and go to an Astros game so Jason could see that field.  Can you believe it, he has been to Detroit and Milwaukee but not Houston to see some baseball.  Anyways being the great wife that I am, I planned (well thought I planned) a weekend where the Astros would be in town that Thursday.  We asked my parents to join us and got a condo in Galveston together.  We booked that right away to not take the chance of loosing it.  When it got closer to the date, I looked up Astros tickets right before I booked a cool baseball themed hotel across the street from the stadium.  And boy am I glad I doubled checked their dates.  THEY WEREN'T IN TOWN!  What!!!  I was so upset.  I had been looking at Junes calendar when planning our July vacation.  :(  I was so upset because I knew Jason would enjoy it.  Oh well, we will just have to go again!  Anyways, after staying the night in Conroe, my parents met us and we headed into Galveston.  Here are some pictures of our fun little getaway!

The first night we walked around in a few shops and Drew and I took this fun picture.

The next day we headed to the beach. 

First time to walk on sand. 

First time to touch sand.  Then of course it went to his mouth :(

Checking out the view
playing with daddy


 We then grabbed lunch and went back to the condo for Drew to take a nap.  After he woke up Jason, Adalee (my sister), Drew, and I went shopping on the Strand.

We came across this cute bear and Drew enjoyed playing with it.
riding a dolphin

 When we were finished shopping we met my parents back up at the condo and went swimming at our condo's pool.  We decided to take some pictures while drying off.

Drew with Gigi, Grandpa, and Auntie Adalee

That night we went to eat and stopped to take a fun family pictures.  LOVE!

All in all the trip was fast but fun.  Jason and I are already thinking about where to go next summer.  We are thinking another beach.  I am thinking Drew can make it a little longer in the car but we will still have to take some "sanity" breaks.  Suggestions on where we should go???

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

First Haircut!

This Monday we took Drew to get his first haircut.  It was time to say goodbye to the side curls.  For months now I have been wetting his baby brush to smooth the curls down for church and going out.  The curls were getting longer and sometimes looked out of control.  Here is the before pictures.

Front View

Back View

Side View
 We went to a cute kids place called Pigtails and Crew cuts.  They had a fun waiting room with a train table, kitchen, doll house, cars and tracks, and Wii for the older kids.  We waited in there for a little while and Drew enjoyed playing and watching the older kids.  His turn was up and he got to sit in a cute fire truck.  The lady started asking me questions like do you want a 5 or a 6.  Thank goodness Jason was with me because that is nothing I am use to saying when I go get my haircut.  We tried to tell her that we didn't think he would do good with a razor but she went ahead and did it.  Boy the tears start to come with the razor was turned on. 
Keeping an eye out for what is about to happen

This was his reaction


Making sure she's not going to turn that razor thing back on

This was the best I could get of him.  He was ready to get out.

After shot at home.  Pardon the cheerio on his neck.  Snacks tend to keep this kid happy.

After side view.

Drew did well they said for the most part.  Apparently they have been bitten, head butted, ect.  I think that's just crazy.  A few tears she said she could deal with.  I am sure with time it gets better right?  I mean Jason doesn't cry when he goes in for a haircut!  We just trimmed around the back and she trimmed a little length off the top (what was there).  The poor guy doesn't have much on top just yet so we left most of it alone.  He did get to get a fun little boat to play with in the bath tub when leaving. 

Stay tuned, up next is our weekend getaway to Galveston!