Saturday, June 18, 2011

Our trip to Tyler

Uncle Garland and Aunt Carolina invited us to join them for a few days in Tyler, TX at a family resort/water park. The boys were in heaven. Not only did Henry and Sam have fun running around the apartment like hoodlums for three days, but they tried every pool in the entire resort and were crazy spoiled by Carolina. They loved every minute. Henry felt like a big boy hanging out with his "Cousin Ricky" and is still talking about when he might see Ricky again.

Sporting speedo goggles on loan from Carolina


When he wasn't in the water, he was dreaming about it


Sam was so happy to be on vacation with family...he soaked (literally) up every minute.


I'm sure there are more photos. The question is where? I seemed to have misplaced my camera AGAIN. When it's found, there is likely to be a part II.

Some of the highlights from our trip include:

  • Sam's first swim
  • Henry's first water slide
  • Spending time with Cousin Ricky, who grew an entire foot since Christmas
  • Having absolutely no agenda
  • Having absolutely no cell phone service (a true blessing)
  • The weather. It was perfect. High 80's, low 90's most of our stay and clear skies...perfect for swimming
  • Catching up with Garland and Carolina

Low point = loosing Henry at Barnes & Noble. Wade was busy trying to sooth Cookie Monster Sam, while I was focused on making the perfect 8 ounce bottle. In all of the commotion, Henry concluded it would be a perfect time to wander. We found him 5 minutes later (it felt like an eternity) standing outside the store talking to a stranger. STRANGER DANGER. I'm certain the man was harmless...Garland walked up on their conversation and the nice man was actually concerned Henry was outside alone. But the "what ifs" that still run through my mind are frightening. I felt like a terrible parent for the evening, but woke up the following morning and saw Henry within arms reach, and felt thankful. Very thankful.

If you've ever lost a child, do share. My parent ego could use a boost.



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