Saturday, November 30, 2013

Catch up post: Circus Summer 2013

Catch Up Post: Fourth of July 2013

Staycation 2013 Kemah Boardwalk and Schlitterbahn

We took everyone to the Kemah Boardwalk and back to our favorite Schlitterbahn.  Since it was staycation, we added all you can drink ICEEs and funnel cakes to the fun.  This worked out pretty awesome for Brian.  None of the kids could eat all of their funnel cakes, and I can't have gluten.  So he had to finish them all. 

PS they have awesome funnel cakes loaded up with ice cream and oreo cookies.  Those were hard to resist stealing a bite!!

Staycation 2013 Crabbing

Our original plan for May of 2013 was to go back to Destin, FL.  The last time we went I wound up in the hospital after day 2 having my gallbladder removed.  That was a bummer of a vacation for me, but it was fun for the kids.  So the plan was to go back and have a vacation "do-over".  But the more we planned it, the more we realized that we didn't want to travel this year.  I had been ill most of the year and we had so many things around town that we hadn't been able to go and do.  Eventually, we came to the decision that we would just enjoy the time together at home and not travel this year.  To be honest, I was glad we decided to stay home.  I was still a little nervous.  I still have an appendix and my organs seem to enjoy going crazy at the florida state line. 

So we stayed home, but decided to treat it like a vacation.  Our first trip out was to go crabbing.  None of us had ever gone, so we didn't have high expectations of catching crabs.  But we were shocked at how easy it was to catch them!  We bought a weighted line at academy for a buck or two and attached a chicken wing. 

John caught a particularly grouchy crab.  He ran after John and Brian trying to get revenge for being pulled out of the water.  Catching them from the water was easy, but dealing with them after they were on the dock was much harder!

We do still plan to head back to Destin next year for a vacation, and this year we are headed to Disney.  I am feeling a bit braver.