As I did last summer, I went to the beach with Elizabeth and her family. We were on Padre Island, and enjoyed some splashing in the water, playing in the sand, and seeing the sights in Corpus Christi.
Elise did really well on the trip. She handled the long drive in the car by keeping entertained with technology. She has her apps, and knows what to do with them. Sorry if its a bit blurry, I used my phone and it may not enlarge the best. Notice her bandaids? She's reached the age that I don't think there will be a day without at least one bandaid...needed or not. :)
Surf was up at the beach. We saw a surfcamp class at one end of the area, and noticed that they walked on down by the pier to go in the water. It didn't take long to figure out that the waves cause you to drift down to their starting point.
Lily and David got out with their boogie boards and played quite a bit. Elise wasn't thrilled with the water coming in to cover her feet, so Elise, Elizabeth, and I stayed out to build sand castles.
Elise is somewhat like her mother at that age, and not always wanting to cooperate or automatically smile at the camera. Here's a family photo. :)
One day David surprised Lily with letting her get her ears pierced. He thought it would be fun for her to be able to tie the memory in with her beach vacation. Here's the before, during, and after shots.
before, but here's this year's beach picture of yours truly.