Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Princesses and the Beach

Labor Day weekend was awesome! My good friend Brenda got married. Brenda's parents have been our next door neighbors for 25 years. I'm so happy that Brenda found her Mr. Wright. I know they're going to be happy for the rest of their lives together.

Katy and Our Little Princesses came from San Antonio for the wedding. On Saturday morning, we took the girls to Padre Island. It was their first trip to the beach and it was so much fun.

Princess E loved, loved, loved the beach. She liked it so much that on Sunday she said, "Momma, I need to go back to the beach." Just look at the delight on her face. I think she may grow up to be a surfer girl.

Princess J was not equally impressed. She did enjoy the sand and building a sandcastle. But she did not like the moving water. She would sit and play until a little wave came in, then she would stand up and run towards Grandad, away from the water.

There was plenty of time for us all to play together.

We were lucky. Whitecap Beach was clean and beautiful the morning we were there. Just a week before we heard on the news that there were lots of stinging jellyfish and Portugese Men-of-War. We didn't see any. We went early in the day and it was not crowded. We shared the beach with a flock of seagulls. Several times while we were there, we saw a flock of brown pelicans fly over. And just as we were about to leave, a little tropical shower came in off of the water.

We ended the morning with lunch at JB's German Bakery which is located on the island. It was our first time to eat there, but it will not be our last. It was delicious. The fresh baked goods were delicious. The grilled cheese sandwich that the girls shared was delicious. I think it was Gouda on rye bread. I had a roast pork sandwich with German potato salad. I didn't have any of the pastries, but they looked absolutely delicious.


  1. Those beach pictures are wonderful! you can sure tell the girls are having fun!

  2. Looks like such a great time. I loved the photos and the girls are adorable in them!:)