Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 26, 27 & 28

Friday night Michael & I went out for dinner to Joe's Crab Shack. We had a BIG pot of crab to share! Thanks to Mom & Dad for babysitting!

Nice bib!

On Saturday afternoon Michael, his parents, Jakob and Levi went to the Seawolf Park museum to look at a WWII submarine credited with sinking a battleship and 1 of 2 remaining Destroyer Escorts.

Jakob was fascinated with the guns and sat on every single one.

Levi also enjoyed touching everything that was still somewhat operational.

One of the main cannons on the front of the Destroyer Escort ship.

Jakob and Levi played on this torpedo for quite some time.

Both boys on the torpedo. We all didn't realize how big they were.

Sunday night all 4 boys got haircuts. Zack sat so nice for his hair cut:

Our 3 little cuties!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Days 22 -25

Monday the kids played on the beach in the morning. They boogie boarded, played in the sand and jumped in the waves. They all played so well together and had so much fun.

Tuesday Tracy and Georgia left and Mom and Dad Bollman arrived. Tuesday was a busy day of cleaning and laundry.
Wednesday the boys were so excited to see Grandma & Grandpa when they woke up! After breakfast we went for a walk on the beach. It was good that we went out so early, it ended up raining the rest of the day. So we stayed in and played Lego and games.

Thursday we woke up to beautiful sunshine! We again went to the beach to play and Grandma & Grandpa took a little stroll:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 21 - The Crocodile Encounter!!

Sunday afternoon we went to a place called the Crocodile Encounter. We went with our friends Beau & Kristin, their daughter Avery and Tracy & Georgia. This place is really cool! We got a private tour featuring tortoises, alligators, crocodiles and a snapping turtle.

We started by learning about tortoises and then we got to touch them and play with them:

We moved on to the alligators. He was very tame and didn't move the whole time we were near him. This 10 foot alligator was found in the nearest town, roaming around the sidewalks - he was brought here to live.

The crocodiles were next, they were not very tame and snapped in the air to catch their food! We were always very close to the crocs - just on the other side of the fence.

Eating his raw chicken:

Holding a baby crocodile. We all got to hold this little guy:

And a snake too, Jakob was the only one brave enough to hold it:

This was a GREAT experience, we all really enjoyed it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Days 18 - 20

Thursday was another beach day! I thought after awhile the boys would get tired of going to the beach all the time, but they are still loving it and are always excited as we head to the beach each day.

Thursday night our friends Tracy and Georgia flew in to visit for a few days. Friday morning we went to the beach and Friday afternoon we went mini-golfing.

Ice Cream after mini-golfing!

The kids had so much fun mini-golfing on Friday, they wanted to go again Saturday!

(Sunday we went to the Crocodile Encounter, I took so many pictures that I'm going to do a separate post on it another day.)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Days 15, 16 & 17

Monday was gorgeous out! We went to the beach and played in the sand and water. The boys brought along a boogie board and tried it out:

Jakob tried skimming closer to the shore, he got pretty good after a few runs:

School time! Jakob and Levi have been doing about 1 1/2 to 2 hours a day of school work:

Craft time!

Tuesday was nice and warm but very foggy. We decided to go to a "pirate ship" and ship museum. It was very interesting and the boys really liked it. They loved exploring the ship and museum.

This week is Restaurant week in Galveston. Wednesday we decided to try out one of the restaurants on the list. We went to a place right on the ocean called The Spot: