Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of School 2009




Braden going into 4th grade, Kanton going into 1st grade, and Ashton going into Pre-K

Galveston, Texas 8-16-09

This was the first time any of us had ever seen the ocean!

Well, we took a mini-vacation to Moody Gardens on August 16, 2009. We were blessed to have won tickets from KSBJ, our local Christian radio station. Yay!! We were so excited. Trying to find time to go was a little hard, because we got them and had to use them quickly. We decided that this weekend worked best due to other scheduling conflicts. The boys started school on Friday, the 14th, and we went that weekend. We had a great time. None of us had ever seen the ocean. We were so excited!! We went to Moody Gardens, and we had lots of fun. We got to see the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, and the Discovery Pyramid. We watched a 3-D movie of "Wild Ocean," and played at Palm Beach, the water park. I was very worried that it would be super hard with Mr. Bryson, who turned 6 months old on that day. He was wonderful. He cried about 10 minutes in the car on the way, but that is my fault. I let him sleep instead of waking him up, so I put him in the car when he was ready to play. He did well, adjusted, and we went. After Moody Gardens, which closes at 6:00 p.m., we went to the beach. We found locals who pointed us to Sea Wall Blvd, which was where Hurricane Ike hit pretty bad last year on my birthday, September 13, 2008. We parked alongside the road, and we pushed Bryson in the stroller. The other boys walked. Ricky carried the stroller down the steps, and everyone got in the ocean. We had to walk a long way to the water, so it is a good thing Ricky suggested the stroller. We got carried away watching the water, looking for shells, and playing in the sand. We had a blast, and we left late. The boys ate dinner in the car, fell asleep at their normal bed the car, and got baths in the morning. They weren't even over tired the next day! We had a blast, and we're planning on making another run to the ocean soon.
in front of the Rainforest Pyramid

Braden, Kanton, Ashton & Bryson

They look so cool in their 3-D glasses!

the boys in the Rainforest Pyramid


me & Bryson

Dinosaurs Alive

Bryson and I took a break from the water and watched from the shore.

Ricky and the boys in the ocean

dirty little it!

Hello!! Mr. Bryson is now 6 months old. My! What big, brown eyes you have!