Monday, July 19, 2010

Back FROM the Beach!!

Well, well, well...

Look who we have here... the Cox Fam... they are FINALLY blogging!

Yep... so we've been MIA over the past week because we've been enjoying the sun, sand and waves of the Texas Gulf Coast... Port-A style. 2010 is our third year in a row to partake in what it seems is becoming a Cox-Family tradish! Nana and Paps SO graciously host us each year in a FABULOUS beach house, right next to the water...

We eat, we drink, we swim, we rest, we play, we EAT, we swim, we rest, we play... WE EAT! You see we have a LOT of fun and ever since Caden has joined the picture the fun intensifies each and EVERY year! This year certainly did not disappoint! We had a LOT of fun especially since we all got to stay an extra day at the BEACH...

From Tuesday through Sunday we were BEACH BUMS!! And you gotta love that!

I would re-cap EACH AND EVERY day for you, but really if you know the schedule for one day you've got it down for the rest... are you ready?

1. Wake-up, eat breakfast... drink our mornin' cups o' jo!
2. LATHER up... suit up... and head out...
3. SWIM, SUN, WAVES, SEAGULLS... oh my!
4. Caden and Mommy come back to the house for NAPS!
5. Wake up... eat dinner... PLAY! PLAY!
6. Caden entertains us!
7. Caden goes to bed!
8. Adults play... games, with crabs, etc.
9. SLEEP!
10. REPEAT!!

Sounds like fun to you?! You betcha!!

So now for the good stuff... the pictures... and there are A LOT of them! Are you ready???!!!

On your mark...

get set...

GO!!!!

Celebrating the summer birthdays... the two in-laws... Uncle Tag and me! I think we are pretty good blowers, what about y'all?! We have excellent breath control! (Anyone watching A Minute to Win it?! If not, you have no idea what breath control is! Sorry!)

Caden is recently VERY concerned about hot food and has become an excellent blower! Aunt Ree Ree and Caden are being sure that they are better safe than sorry with their queso!!

A few nights Paps and the boys did some crabbin' but on one particular night... it got a little out of hand when Justin and Uncle Tag decided that they were going to catch two crabs and make them fight! OH BOYS! Then they caught a turtle by accident and put him/her in the mix! I cannot promise you that no animals were hurt during the making of this blog, BUT don't worry the perpetrators will face judgement for their handy work just like the rest of us! They'll get what's comin' to them! :)


Even Aunt Ree Ree got in on the action!! :)


Here's the turtle... DO YOU THINK JUSTIN IS EXCITED???!!!



One night was Italian Night in Port A... spaghetti! YUMMY! Caden may or may not have gotten ANY in his mouth! We decided to make the mess a bit worse and add a popsicle to the mix... thank goodness for outdoor showers!! :) Eventually, Caden finished BOTH he and his Uncle Tag's popsicles! Thanks for sharing Uncle Tag! :)


After our outdoor run in the shower, Caden put on his Ranger jersey so he and Paps could cheer them on! Stinky Red Sox had a bit too much for us, but we tried to do our best, sportin' our team colors!


Every day our camp looked like this...



Caden's pool made the trip you'll notice... and BOY was it a hit! No one could believe we got it for $15 at HEB! Oh the HEB... got. to. love. it!!

First day at the beach...
Caden LOVED collecting shells... and of course he had to put them in his dump truck!


We brought all of Caden's yard work tools... figuring he'd have some work to do cleaning up the beach...Silly Nana... you can't use my hoe!!! It's a dude tool!!



Such a big boy... all by himself in the ocean!


Every once in a while a guy needs a break...


AND maybe even a ride...


AND of course a snack! Dude snacks in the shade in his VERY own fancy chair that his Nana and Paps bought him for the beach and for Baylor tailgates!

Every year we take family pics... actually this is only the 2nd year we've done this... BUT I'm thinking this too is becoming a tradish... here are a few of my favorites...











After pics we went to eat at Snoopy's... YUMMO!




It was HOT so of course we hit up Scoopy's, the ice cream shop right next door! :)
Check out my lil man in his beach gear... too much for words... he is a heartbreaker is all I can say!


From the back...like his new backpack?!! KK surprised us with that... he LOVES it! He own little bag... but of course it does make me a bit sad to think that we've outgrown the diaper bag stage?! :(


More beach fun...
In the pool...
The big dudes lounging...solving the world's problems... or at least the Astros' and Rangers'


Me and one of TWO favorite sister-in-laws! :) Okay so I only have two but I love them both!! :)Notice... I am practicing posing for pics... FINALLY! I feel SUPER cheesey but it looks MUCH better than the flat arm pics... yikes!!

Now he's REALLY getting too big for his britches if he thinks he's gonna be a boogie-boarder!!! :)


We tried to help...


All in all Caden LOVED the beach! He LOVED the water which was no surprise to us since he is absolutely fearless when it comes to that! He LOVED the sand... mostly the shells... not so much into the sand castles just yet. BUT his favorite thing BY FAR... the SEAGULLS!! That poor boy would run halfway down the beach chasing one of those silly birds... they'd hop away and he'd run, run, run down a bit more... then they'd fly off and he'd find another one to chase! Finally, we decided to be "those people" who feed the birds just so Caden could get a close up look at the action! :)



We were thankful that Caden LIKES food as much as he does because that was the ONLY way to get him to slow down and take a breather in the shade! It was HOT out there but that sure didn't seem to stop him... he is one VERY tired boy now because of all of his fun in the sun, BUT I think we'll all agree that it was WORTH it! He was putting on quite a show! My little adventurer! :)
The last night we put on our Baylor gear for one more family pic... all of the graduates and maybe even a future graduate... for now he is definitely a fan! He loves to Sic 'Em Bears!!


We thought about all going out to eat in our BU stuff but we opted against it... and boy was I glad because my shirt isn't too summer-friendly! The last night we were there we went out with a BANG at a yummy restaurant called Virginia's! Pics from around the table...
Nana and Paps...


Cori and Caden...

And the last of us... Justin, Trent and I!


Virginia's is on the yacht basin in Port A so there were lots of pretty boats to check out before, during and after dinner! Caden thought it was pretty darn cool!!


He even said... BOOOOOOOOOO! Which means BOAT! :)




Later that night Caden actually asked to go to bed... it was the sweetest most pitiful thing I've ever seen! We wore that boy out... or he wore himself out! BUT whoever is responsible for the wearing out is off the hook because it was a LOT of fun!
Thank you so much Nana and Paps for treating us to such a nice vacation. Without you we'd be hanging around the likes of the Rock! It's nice to have a change of secenery and an exciting new place to explore!! We love our trips to Port A! You spoil us rotten!! Thanks for the memories! WE love y'all! We love you too Aunt Ree Ree and Uncle Tag!! Always have LOTS of fun with you two crazy love birds! :)
And we're back...
FROM the beach!!

5 comments:

KK said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Love all the family pics. You got some good ones. I miss you guys!

Melissa said...

Looks like y'all had a blast!! I think my favorite pic is of Caden in all his beach gear...too cute! Glad you had another fun vacation!!

Chris and Shelly said...

What a fun trip! That Caden is such a cutie!

CaseyWiegand said...

okay those are the sweetest beach pics!! Im so jealous! He is so stinkin cute and you are beautiful! Such a sweet family!!!

Cori said...

So much fun! He was the cutest little beach bum! What great memories! Love you guys!