Easter Sunday Beach

Yeah this post is about four weeks overdue but here it is…. The boys and I decided a bit last minute to head down to the coast, this was going to be the only weekend we could until May since each Saturday is full of soccer and baseball. I think Big C was excited to have a queit house to himself. We thought about leaving Thursday after the boys got out of school but forgot that Z had baseball that night so we ended up heading out Friday morning. For the past few years every time we head to the coast on Easter weekend it has either rained or been really cold. It rained on more than half of our drive down and I was really starting to wonder just how insane I was.  The weather cleared by the time we arrived and although it was a tad windy it was not too cold (until the sun went down). My younger brother, his wife, and my too cute nephew Super A were there as well and Friday we purchased seafood goodies from Beacon 44 (used to be Raby’s) like crab stuffed shrimp and crab stuffed jalapenos for a big dinner.

Big Drum Fish

This time of year the big huge drum are running past Coast Guard point in Port O’Connor and if you’ve never caught a fish as big as your six year old it’s something else. It’s all catch and release and this year Z Man actually helped reel one in. These guys are monsters and masters of using the currents to help fight. We did some other bay fishing without much luck and spent a bit of time over at Sunday Beach which was deserted. The water was too cold to swim in much to the boys dismay but we walked across to the beach side and collected pockets full of shells.

Sunday Beach on Easter Sunday

We did catch a nice flounder at the dock (and by we I mean me) and Z man managed to wrangle a “robber fish” or sheep head all on his own. Both boys have gotten really good at casting their own lines out and actually being patient enough to do a little fishing. We had another little toot doing some of his own fishing too. Even some unauthorized swimming on his part.

Always Smiles

An overdose of cute in his own right. We also made the 50 minute trip back into my hometown on Saturday to celebrate my nieces’ 4th birthday at the local skate rink. The same one I grew up hanging out at and not a thing had changed minus paying $3 for roller blades. Z Man desperately wanted to skate (I think he watched too much ice skating on the Olympics because his idea of skating wasn’t quite right) but only ended up with a sore “bum”. CaseyJ wanted absolutely no part of it after he had the skates on for .005 seconds. I tried on a pair and rolled around for a bit busting my butt only once while trying to video my nephew giving my youngest brother quite the laugh. By the time the weekend was over I had dug silly putty out of CaseyJ’s ears (he tried to make his own headphones) and iced Z Man’s hand because he decided to see if Grandma’s stove was still hot (it WAS!) but in all the boys and I had a lot of fun on our weekend!!

Flash Back

Yeah this post is about four weeks overdue but here it is…. The boys and I decided a bit last minute to head down to the coast, this was going to be the only weekend we could until May since each Saturday is full of soccer and baseball. I think Big C was excited to have a queit house to himself. We thought about leaving Thursday after the boys got out of school but forgot that Z had baseball that night so we ended up heading out Friday morning. For the past few years every time we head to the coast on Easter weekend it has either rained or been really cold. It rained on more than half of our drive down and I was really starting to wonder just how insane I was.  The weather cleared by the time we arrived and although it was a tad windy it was not too cold (until the sun went down). My younger brother, his wife, and my too cute nephew Super A were there as well and Friday we purchased seafood goodies from Beacon 44 (used to be Raby’s) like crab stuffed shrimp and crab stuffed jalapenos for a big dinner.

Big Drum Fish

This time of year the big huge drum are running past Coast Guard point in Port O’Connor and if you’ve never caught a fish as big as your six year old it’s something else. It’s all catch and release and this year Z Man actually helped reel one in. These guys are monsters and masters of using the currents to help fight. We did some other bay fishing without much luck and spent a bit of time over at Sunday Beach which was deserted. The water was too cold to swim in much to the boys dismay but we walked across to the beach side and collected pockets full of shells.

Sunday Beach on Easter Sunday

We did catch a nice flounder at the dock (and by we I mean me) and Z man managed to wrangle a “robber fish” or sheep head all on his own. Both boys have gotten really good at casting their own lines out and actually being patient enough to do a little fishing. We had another little toot doing some of his own fishing too. Even some unauthorized swimming on his part.

Always Smiles

An overdose of cute in his own right. We also made the 50 minute trip back into my hometown on Saturday to celebrate my nieces’ 4th birthday at the local skate rink. The same one I grew up hanging out at and not a thing had changed minus paying $3 for roller blades. Z Man desperately wanted to skate (I think he watched too much ice skating on the Olympics because his idea of skating wasn’t quite right) but only ended up with a sore “bum”. CaseyJ wanted absolutely no part of it after he had the skates on for .005 seconds. I tried on a pair and rolled around for a bit busting my butt only once while trying to video my nephew giving my youngest brother quite the laugh. By the time the weekend was over I had dug silly putty out of CaseyJ’s ears (he tried to make his own headphones) and iced Z Man’s hand because he decided to see if Grandma’s stove was still hot (it WAS!) but in all the boys and I had a lot of fun on our weekend!!

Flash Back

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