In July we took a beach trip with Lindsay and Mike’s family. We had a blast but the mosquitoes were terrible! We literally had to dodge them every time we stepped outside. We went to a town called Surfside which is near Lake Jackson, which has an annual mosquito festival. We should have known what we were in for! We spent a couple days at the beach and broke away one day to go to Schlitterbahn in Galveston. The kids love the beach!
Lost Chimney Ranch
Later in July, we were invited by Shea and Tommy to go to Lost Chimney Ranch in Harper, Texas. This was a kid-free event, so it was very relaxing. We spent the weekend lounging around on the pond and playing cornhole.
The end of July brought Eisley’s 4th birthday (you can see those photos in this post). The cousins came down a few days before and we opened gifts as a family.
Everett’s swim party
In August, Everett had a swim party at his school.
We met Courtney’s family out at the Oasis for her dad’s birthday dinner and a sunset. (A great place to take photos!)
Round Rock Express
In late August, Courtney took the kids to a Round Rock Express game.
In October (still summer in Texas), we celebrated Halloween. Eisley dressed up as a princess and Everett went as a tree. We met some of the neighbors and all went as a big group.
Canyon of the Eagles
And in early November (also still summer in Texas) we went with Mike and Lindsay’s family camping at Canyon of the Eagles. It was a perfect way to end the summer!