earlier this year, my MIL rented a beautiful house by the galveston beach. if only the weather could have cooperated a bit more, it would have been so perfect. the house, called Blue Breeze, had so much charm to it.
our first day, light rains clouded our sun. winds made the waters choppy and slightly cold *brr* but it didn't stop us from enjoying the day at the beach. the boys were so pumped....while i had to gently reassure little girl that sand was ok.
we found one lonesome, but beautiful jellyfish. oh, its colors were just absolutely fantastic. my FIL wrangled his tentacles and showed all the grandkids which part you have to look out for.
we headed back to the Blue Breeze to chill out and grab some snacks.
the next morning, to our surprise, the wind had died down and the sun was shining so beautifully! i enjoyed my morning coffee with a quick sketch and slowly, the husband and all the children started piling out the door.
soon, we were ready to head out to the beach and catch some waves again. but first, i had to appreciate the beautiful patterns and colors of those houses by the coast. so old, yet so colorful.
with some new boogie boards, andrew crushed those waves + elena conquered her disgust with the sand by swimming in a small body of water caused by the heavy winds during the night.
the boys never quit. they never took a break. they just played and played and surfed and splashed. when we got back to the Blue Breeze, i noticed some prominent little brown friends on andrew's nose. my handsome guy was covered in freckles.
we cleaned up and headed down to the pleasure pier area which is magnificent for night photography, but terrible at seating parties of 11 people.
so while we restlessly waited and waited for our table, i took my exhausted boys down to the beach to catch the sunset. and then the winds and rain started back up again...threatening to ruin our night.
we finally got our tables and both boys passed our on their french fries and had to be carried all the way back to the Blue Breeze.
we had a great time. we took a bucket of sand back with us, no doubt, but we had a van full of tired + happy kids and some grateful parents.