Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Beach!

The BEACH!! The last several weeks have been so fun and busy. It all started the last week of June when Mimi and Paw Paw came and picked us up and took us back to Shiner. A day later, we were headed to the beach in Port Aransas. It was so much fun!! Ironically there are 63 pictures on this post and none of the actually beach fun. My camera lense kept fogging up so early in the morning and with all the humidity. I did get it all on video though so that's good. Riley LOVED the beach! She took off straight away for the water, laid down on her tummy, and let the waves crash in her face. It was so much more than I was expecting. Just a wonderful experience for us both.

PawPaw and Riley Jane in Arlington before we left.


The water hose was a BIG hit this trip. Maybe because Shiner had 14 days straight of temperatures over 100.

What in the world is this? It's the Shiner area phone book (includes 4 towns).

Riley Jane and PawPaw on the ferry in Aransas Pass.

Lunch at The Wharf.

Gecca and Tysie!!!

My sister Jamie, her husband Travis, and their two kids Becca (6) and Tyson (2) joined us at a condo in Port Aransas. It had a great pool and was pretty close to the beach.

First thing in the morning, RJ is knocking on "Gecca and Tysie's" door. Wake up!

Cooking Wheat Thins for breakfast.

Back in Shiner...the kids had their pictures taken on Tuesday then Mimi treated them to their choice of toys at Dollar General. Big hit. Tyson got this cool guitar.

Becca decided she would put Riley down for a nap.

Outfit number 2 (5 minutes later).

Ice cream sandwiches for lunch...

Let the games begin. Tyson and Riley Jane had a ball chasing each other around the house. Up and down the hall and back again screaming and laughing the whole time.

This picture was taken after I walked outside to find Riley Jane skinny dipping in the baby pool. She decided she wanted to then swing so I thought she needed a diaper for that.

Swingin like the big kids.

Yes, this is pool #2. Plenty of fun for everyone.

Aunt Boo came to visit.

Riley Jane's first time at bat.

Look at her swing!

Wild indians (understatement). Yes that is Tyson in the background throwing the iron table into the neighbor's yard.

RJ spent most the week roaming around the house in her bathing suit.

Remember this little guy we went to "visit two months ago?" As of this Monday, he is offically the newest member of our family. His name is Cisco and he is about 5 times this size now! He is the biggest puppy we've ever had and adorable! Riley loves him and asks for him first thing in the morning when she wakes up. More current pictures to come when I can get him to stand still. In other news, we leased our house over the weekend! To say the least, things have been crazy. Traveling, leasing, trying to find a new home, a new puppy, chasing baby girl who is growing up faster than ever, all while expecting Little Billy. Little Billy kicks and punches constantly with both hands and feet. He moves around so much sometimes it seems like I can feel him splashing around in there. He is 100 times busier than Riley Jane was. I so hope we can find somewhere to live soon and get settled well before he arrives.


  1. It looks like you all had a lot of fun in Shiner! Those are great pictures and Riley Jane looks adorable as ever. Congrats on leasing the house & the "little" puppy. Hopefully little Billy won't be so active when he arrives BUT I seriously doubt it! Those boys keep you busy, trust me on that one ; )

  2. Great fun to see so many pics!! Phyllis and I want to see your belly!

  3. Softball in the backyard!! Whoop! :) I've caught up on "All Riled Up" You've got a great family. Derrick and I just moved back to Texas! We are currently living in Shiner...didn't think that would happen, but we're here. Maybe someday we can meet your family when the baby comes! :) best wishes!