colby spent the week at mimis in houston (molly will have her week pretty soon).
they did this last summer, but it really affected molly this time. she cried for him, asked for him, and was pretty much in a funk all week without her brother. no fun for us in that capacity, but i know colby had a great time at mimis house.
on the upside, we're very close to being potty trained.
actually i've personally been potty trained for several years now. i meant molly. those of you that have been down the potty training road understand why i use "we". can i get a witness?
anyway, so that should be an interesting obstacle this week on our family vacation; pull-up or no pull-up? that will be the question at hand.
SUNDAY, august 2nd
papa and mimi came to hear allen preach and then took colby back to houston with them. molly was of course upset, so her consolation prize, if you will, from mimi was a small build-a-bear of sorts. it did the trick.
MONDAY, august 3rd
to galveston we go, to galveston we go.....
after we checked into our hotel, we went to the strand, a touristy shopping district. outside one of the restaurants was this very large chess set. molly played with it for quite awhile. although none of us had a clue about chess, so she just kind of clumped different pieces together.
TUESDAY, august 4th
TUESDAY, august 4th
beach day! we were out from about 9am till about 4pm. i'm the only one that managed to get sunburned despite the 50spf, or 'flannel shirt in a can' as my mom lovingly refers to it.
WEDNESDAY, august 5th
on the way home we stopped in brenham to tour the blue bell ice cream factory. we missed the last tour of the day, but the $1 bowl of ice cream made it all ok.
THURSDAY, august 6th
double date with some friends down to south congress in austin for 'first thursday'.
stores stay open late, vendors selling all kinds of stuff (we even saw glass bongs and pipes-only in austin) out of tents, live music, delicious food. we had a really good time.
there was a fairly good size group of people standing along both sides of the sidewalk (so you had to walk between them) holding signs that said 'free hugs'. i had to have a picture...but i passed on the hug. weird.
FRIDAY, august 7th
our last night with just mo. she wanted a donut and pizza. in that order.
theres a new organic environmentally friendly pizza place up the street i've been wanting to try, and it just happens to be next door to dunkin donuts. does anyone else see the irony?
so while i waited for our pizza, allen and molly walked next door and got a donut, which she ate first, followed by 2 slices. i love her.
SATURDAY, august 8th
its was a little cooler today. i think it only hit 99 degrees. i guess molly couldnt handle the temperature drop. she spent the last half of the day in mittens and her winter hat.
check out saras blog for more pictures!