Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Family Vacay 2010

For the past few days Lee, Elle and I have been enjoying the sand and surf in South Padre Island, Texas. Oh SPI how I love you!! We left early Saturday morning and made it down there around 1:00 Saturday afternoon. It was our first family vacay since Elle was born. Lee and I braved taking the dogs with us. They needed some r & r too!!
Saturday, May 1, 2010
We got into our condo and Elle immediately started crawling around. She's not much of a crawler at our house, but on the harder carpet at the condo, she was doing so well! We pretty much just relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. Went to the grocery store to get some necessities, took the dogs out on the beach for some surf time, made hamburgers, basically just enjoyed the beautiful weather and the soothing sounds of the waves right outside our doors.
Sunday, May 2, 2o10

We started our day with a wonderful walk on the beach. Like my text to my workout buddies said "walk on the beach 30 minutes pushing the jogging stroller - walking with the wind - great calf workout...35 minute walk back into the wind...great cardio, arm, calf...everything workout!" I was literally doubled over trying to push the stroller back in the wind. We took Elle to the beach for the first time Sunday afternoon. She wasn't too sure what to think about the sand and stayed on the towel between our beach chairs (under the umbrella). She loved climbing on the beach chairs though!

Monday, May 3, 2010

We explored the town and did some window shopping. I was on the hunt for something unique to commemorate our first family trip. I saw some promising purchases but didn't buy anything until I dragged Elle and Lee to (what seemed like) every cutesy little store on South Padre Island. We went back to the beach and this time Elle was all about it! She was like our very own little baby sea turtle - slowly making her way to the water. She was hilarious - crawling all over the beach. Every so often she would stop and lick the sand off her hands. We can't get the kid to eat food but she sure did like the sand! Like our friend Steph says "God made dirt and dirt don't hurt!" I had to keep reminding myself of that every time she would stop and lick her hands!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

We headed to Sea Turtle, Inc. They are a center that rescues sea turtles in South Padre and surrounding areas. If you are ever on SPI, I highly recommend that you check out the sea turtles. It was totally awesome! Elle wasn't too sure about the sea turtles because most of them were bigger than she is! I think I enjoyed it enough for the both of us!! After our morning with the sea turtles, we drove out on the island until the pavement ended to the most beautiful beach. The water was spectacular and the sand absolutely beautiful. Lee and I took some pics while Elle napped. We headed back there later on that afternoon once Elle woke up for a photo shoot! I will have to post the pics from our photo shoot in another post....there are just too many good ones and I need to narrow them down!

We left early Wednesday morning and made it home early in the afternoon. It was so sad leaving - especially when the sunrise looked like this...

It was so nice to just be together as a family and I am thankful we were able to do this. Here's to many more family vacations!


Grma Anna said...

These pictures surely made me smile
to see The Lupher's vacationing in style.
On their first family to trip to the isle
Of South Padre,Texas in their Lexus.
What fun!!
Granna Anna

Jennifer said...

Love the pics of her in the sand! So glad you got to take a family trip, looks like a blast! All 3 of you deserve some r&r!
Yummy sand!!!

E.C. said...

SPI...what a great idea! We haven't been on any vacations with JUST our family yet...can't wait to pick a place and go. Glad y'all had a are presh, as always.