On Saturday afternoon, we decided to take an impromptu trip to Galveston with the kids, and we had a blast!
We met up for a while with our friends Peter and Kristin, who were spending the weekend on the island, and we walked around the Strand with them for a while. The Strand is sort of like the touristy downtown of Galveston. It’s come a long way since it was devastated by Hurricane Ike in 2008.
For some reason I was feeling super-confident in motherhood yesterday, because I barely batted an eye when I had to nurse Faith with just a blanket on the steps of a windy open square with dozens of people walking around and eating nearby. I also didn’t bat an eye when I changed Gabriel’s epic poopy diaper in a corner and then showed Gabriel how to throw it in the dog poop container.
With Gabriel, I would never have dared to nurse or change a dirty diaper like that…out in The Open that is. I guess Baby #2 has seasoned me a bit.
Isn’t this a darling baby?! She is so alert and sweet–what a joy she is to us.
My family 🙂
Family photo! Notice the Football Hold I’m doing with Faith. She loves being held like that.
After we finished walking around the Strand, we dropped Peter and Kristin off at their hotel and went to our favorite restaurant in Galveston, The Spot. We didn’t manage to score an ocean view table (because the place was packed), but we did get a nice little corner table near the exit, which proved to be a blessing when Faith woke up hungry and we had to make a quick getaway!
After we made it out of The Spot, we ended up parking the van on the seawall by the beach so that I could feed my fussy (and actually constipated I think) Faith. Michael and Gabriel sat on the ledge and had some good father-son time.
It felt great to get out with both kids and have a little adventure of an evening!
Katie Steiner says
That sounds so fun, Erin! Don't you wish every day could be just as cool? Lol!
Great job, Erin! I was the same way with Daniel. I always went to the car to feed and change him. Lia has opened my eyes to the world of being laid back!