Since our return from spring break, at least twice a week, my son has asked if we can, “go to the beach mommy?”
I know he doesn’t understand, “the nearest beach is about 18 hours away buddy.”
Yeah, our town has a pretty cute lake, with sand and he loves going there too, but it’s not the same.
The “beach” at the lake doesn’t have waves that tease you – charging after you, only to run off again – time and time again.
While we were in Texas in March we spent two afternoons down at Galveston State Park.
The first visit was with Danny’s parents. Before we stopped at the beach, we made a stop to see Danny’s grandparents in Houston.
It was the first time the great grandparents saw baby T.
Danny’s grandpa is is a man of many interests, he has a shop for his woodworking and a shop for his stained glass lamp making, where he makes Tiffany lamp replicas.
A Tiffany lamp? I didn’t know what one was until I married into this family.
My husband has been saying for years how much he wanted a lamp – well – this trip his grandfather presented a lamp he made just for us!
Had we realized how much stuff we would be hauling home, we may have packed lighter before we came…
His grandmother also gave us some lovely Moon and Star glassware (up until then, we didn’t have a salt and pepper shaker…so we were really happy to get some beautiful glass salt and pepper shakers) for us grown ups and some soft stuffed dogs for the boys.
I am reminded during visits with grandparents, that children grow very quickly and when they are gone, there will be plenty of time for hobbies and personal enrichment.
right now isn’t the time for me, but it will come soon.
I made everyone take a hundred photos…
Wiley is not really a fan of taking photos…
Dan’s not really a fan of taking “posed” photos…
After the great Grands treated us to lunch, Nona and Grambo took us to the beach.
Wiley had so much fun in the water, he didn’t want to come out even when he was teeth chattering cold.
It was a pretty warm day, but the water was about 65 degrees – which is still much warmer than the Pacific ocean!
With promises of another trip soon, Wiley reluctantly got back into the car to go back to his Papa and Gregre’s house.
The weather is still trying to figure out if it wants to be warm or cool, so we haven’t made it to the lake “beach” here yet, but it is on our summer to-do…but so is another trip to Texas, so he’ll get to see the Gulf again in a few months.