On Saturday, we loaded up with the Gerdes family and went to Matagorda Beach. This beach has gotten so much nicer than it used to be when I was little. They charge a yearly fee now for a beach pass, and the funds are used to keep up with cleaning and maintaining the beach. It has made such a big difference.
It was a beautiful sunny day, and we knew it was the perfect weather for a beach day.
When we got to the beach, the wind was blowing really hard, and the tide was in. The waves were five-to-seven feet high just 50 yards off the shore. This is not ideal weather for fishing, so Bradley was a little disappointed.
Emmy didn't care. She just wanted to get into the water.
She kept saying something about bunnies, but we didn't know what she was talking about until we started walking out toward the water. She was calling the white caps on the waves bunnies. She wanted to go see the bunnies.
She loved the water...even when the waves threatened to knock her down. She persevered through it all. I being the Nervous Nancy that I am when it comes to her safety was a basket case, and I was so afraid that she was going to get pulled in by the strong tide. So needless to say, Emmy didn't get to stay in the water all that long.
We had a wonderful picnic lunch out on the beach. Sandwiches, grapes, apple slices, chips, and sodas never tasted so good.
Everyone else got back in the water one more time, and then after drying off, we were ready to go.
Emmy cried for a few minutes because she did not want to leave the bunnies.
We went to a little riverside park, so the boys could do a little fishing. Emmy had fallen asleep in the truck so we all piled in to enjoy the air conditioning. We played a party game that I downloaded for my iPhone that is tons of fun.
Have I mentioned that I love their yellow Jeep? I was very psyched to be the driver of that fine piece of machinery for the day.