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Finally the Beach!

We made a checklist of fun things to do during the summer to ensure we did not get bored.  We were so busy with fun that we did not complete but about half of the list.  The one that Gabby required was the beach.  The beach was a problem though, because there was a bacteria in it at the beginning of the summer, and Mommy wouldn't risk it.  Instead we decided to take her to Schlitterbahn and she rode every single slide that she was allowed to go on, some numerous times.  Gabby is truly a daredevil like her Daddy (and unlike her Mommy).  We had a wonderful day at Schlitterbahn, but it wasn't the beach even when we added the Rainforest Cafe for dinner.  We promised her the beach another day and she did not forget.

So after many tears and lots of begging, we finally found a weekend that we had available to go to the beach! We  made it to the beach last weekend.  I am so glad we waited until September to go to the beach.  It was a perfect day.  After having an early lunch with a beautiful view we headed to our favorite beach in Galveston.  When we pulled up we were delighted to see the beach nearly empty.  No wind, perfect weather of 87 degrees and water that was just the right temperature.
Daddy found a hermit crab and Gabby enjoyed playing with it.

They made a 'home' for the hermit crab but quickly realized it would end in his demise.  Gabby saved him from an unfortunate ending to his tiny life.
Gabby and Daddy releasing the hermit crab where they found him. (It was Gabby's idea)
We spent the day just the three of us.  We started with building sand castles and burying Gabby.  Then we rode the waves, dug some holes, flew a kite, made some friends, rode more waves, collected sea shells and had a blast.  We really enjoyed the very quiet day revolving around Gabby.

If you look closely you can see Gabby is a mermaid. 

Her favorite part: breaking free from the sand.
Gabby chose her own bathing suit and then said with attitude and a hand on her hip, "Don't I look like Taylor Swift?!"


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