Saturday, March 5, 2011

South Padre Island - Final installment

Sigh.  We are back home in MN now.  And they are forecasting more snow for this week.  Siiiiiigh again.  I miss you Texas!  And in honor of you, Texas, here is a montage of photos documenting our last day in the sun.

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Eric and Dylan went on a Pirate Adventure cruise in the afternoon.  Since I wasn't there, I can't comment too much on these photos.  I just watched the video from the excursion though and it looked like Dylan really enjoyed it.  Here are the pics that they picked out to show you all:

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Dolphins AND pirates?!  Two for one baby!

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He actually volunteered to be a part of the sword fighting!

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And finally, his tattoo.  I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture of Eric's pirate mustache he had when we picked them up.  It was stylin'!

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Well, that is all from Texas.  Back to reality I guess.  And our reality kinda stinks (literally) because of MORE septic issues.  SPRING?!  Where are YOU!?!?!?!?

I will be back later this week.  Right now we have an empty fridge (we are even out of milk and bananas - gasp!  These are the only 2 things Avery willingly eats lately!) so I have to make a run asap to the store.  We're starving!

K, later!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

South Padre Island Part 4

Good news!  Sissa didn't stand Dylan up again!  Woohoo!

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Guess what we did yesterday?!  We sat by the pool for several hours!  I know, crazy.

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And then we went to visit the turtles at Turtle Rescue Inc.  Its a turtle rescue hospital that takes in wounded sea turtles.  They either get better there or end up living there (if they are too injured to return to the ocean).  The kids loved it last year and loved it again this year.  These three turtles were being released back into the ocean in a few hours.  We wished them well!

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Mandatory pic with their fun sign!

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Avery chatted up the "teeto teeto teetos!"  This one actually looked like he was talking to her cuz he kept opening his mouth and looking at her.  She was pleased.

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And then we hit the beach.  Eric said that Avery had been running down the sand dunes the other day and wanted her to do it again for pictures.

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He made me do it too.

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When I got down, he said I didn't do it with enough heart.

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Avery had to do it again too.

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And then I got my second chance.

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This is the best picture of my stride that he could get?!  Please.  I could do much better.

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He blamed me though.  Said I didn't exaggerate it enough.

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Then the kids played in the sand.  Don't worry, we (unlike some other morons we know) picked up our can before we left.

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Avery decided to tackle her brother.  He had to grin and bear it because he was the one who taught her that.

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I like how she's still smiling even though she has a mouthful of sand.

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Then their new friend Tag stopped by to join in the fun.

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Could Dylan be any sweeter?!?!?!

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Avery has been quite enamored with the college girls.  Likewise though.  Obviously.

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And then we just HAD to get all wet.

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Some got more wet than others.

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Despite the look on her face, she WAS enjoying herself.

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And finally, here is our ice cream loot.  They are all almost empty!  Blue Bell gets 4 enthusiastic thumbs up from us!

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Well, today is our last full day here so we gotta make the most of it!  Back to MN we go tomorrow.  Siiiiiiiiiigh.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

South Padre Island Part 3

Another couple of days in the sun for us!  Minnesota is NOT going to feel good on Friday.  Spring better arrive soon because we are really gonna miss this weather!

The spring breakers have officially taken over our area, so we've spent a lot less time in the pool.  Maintenance had to take out a lot of the water and put in fresh with a ton of chlorine to un-do some of the damage they did (use your imagination).  We're finding that before noon is "our time" in the pool.  After noon, we go do other things.  Yesterday we did sit by the pool in the afternoon to watch the spectacle.  There was a head wound, boobies, beer bongs, profanity - the whole nine yards!  Great for small ears and eyes to see!  These kids have no respect for their elders or impressionable young minds!  They're all paying for it right about now though.  HA!  Enjoy your hangovers, kiddies!

Anyway, onto the pictures...

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The kids got more books about sea life.  Dylan is loving them - Avery, not so much.  She's a simple girl.

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My new shoes - be jelly.

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They are NOT shoes - they are sandals.

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The next few pictures are for Uncle Jon.  Dylan is ready for his official lesson from you!

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Dylan's teammate - his new girlfriend, Melissa.  So what if they are sorta related!  Dylan is OBSESSED with Sissa.  They started seeing each other a couple days ago and have broken up once so far.  She stood him up for a tennis date (see below) but he quickly forgave his first love.

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Any sport where Dylan is required to whack a ball - he excels at it.  He has some work to do, but for the most part he was doing pretty well!

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Here is yesterday morning on the beach.  A hat is required for small ear protection.  She gets this from me.  I thought I was gonna lose an ear during my run yesterday morning.  My ears!  My ears!

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Eric saw someone feeding the seagulls and decided he wanted to charm them too.  First he tricked them with a shell, but switched to actual bread when the seagulls wised up.

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Staged photos - I instruct him what to do for maximum cuteness and he does it.

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Dylan's turn to feed the seagulls.

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And Avery's turn.

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Family pic!

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And more tennis.  This time with Avos and minus Melissa. This is when she stood Dylan up.

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He didn't want to play with me, so his game suffered.

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I tried showing him all my tricks (I have very few) and it didn't work.

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Here we are discussing his heartache.  I am trying to console him and remind him that no matter what, his mom will always be there for him.

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He wasn't buying it.  He wanted his Sissa.

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Then Eric convinced him to work on his swing a little bit in case Melissa showed.  Sadly, she never did.  Instead, we hear she opted for a nap.  Apparently she hadn't heard that naps are illegal in Texas (according to Dylan).

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She rescheduled their date for this morning.  Stay tuned to see if she shows.  If she doesn't, she'll read this blog when she returns home to MN later today and feel pretty bad!  HA HA Sissa!  Being shamed on the internet!  FOR SHAME!