Last weekend was our second annual 4th of July weekend trip to Galveston. It wasn't technically in Galveston, or on the 4th, but we still pretended like it was. And the patriotism was brought to a whole new level by Molly, Andrew, Joe and Casey. They were not messing around! I was so excited that they were able to come this year!
We had a wonderful house right on the beach, but we didn't get to enjoy the location as much as we had hoped because we were pretty much rained out the whole time. Luckily, the four little girls provided PLENTY of entertainment.
We had a small window of nice weather when we got there, so we headed straight for the water. I expected Cora to be a bit timid at first, but she totally went for it and was in love. Instant beach bum. I am blaming Abigail for this surge in bravery. Cora was her little shadow the whole time.
Sweet Sawyer Beth loved the ocean too.
We spent a lot of time just lounging around the house and playing with the little ones. Abigail definitely warmed up to JoeJoe. She was running away from him about 10 minutes before this picture was taken.
Before long, she was smitten.
Love these two love birds.
Luckily the weather did clear up for a bit on Saturday afternoon so we finally got to enjoy our beautiful surroundings. If you look closely, you can see Andrew heading down to set up our camp in true patriotic fashion.
Cora loved playing in the sand with Molly.
And getting in on the kickball game.
This was right before Cora tipped the chair over and face planted directly into the sand.
On Sunday, we had to take our annual baby picture. Here is last years . . .
Sawyer (18 weeks), Abigail (11 months), Cora (3 months), Julia (35 weeks)
This one took a little more work . . .
But it was totally worth it!
Cora (15 months), Julia (11 months), Sawyer (7 months), Abigail (23 months)
Even though Sawyer couldn't run around in the sand with the bigger girls just yet, she had plenty of her own fun! She was so so cute with this little sprinkler. . .
slash water fountain.
Too much cuteness for one weekend!! Tomorrow we will head to Port Aransas for my family's coast trip. Happy 4th of July, everyone!!