We stopped at the Kemah Boardwalk where we rode some rides. This place is perfect for our family. There is enough adventure for the folks who love adrenaline and enough park benches for the folks who love observing. Perfect. The weather, perfect also. Perfect evening.
Then we ate at Saltgrass. Why didn't I know about this place? All I can say is Yumm-eeee! Affordable, kid-friendly and yummy. Again, a perfect fit.
Then we got to Galveston. Andrew and the kids unloaded the car (Happy Mother's Day to me!) and lo and behold what did he find in his suitcase? His long lost Aggie ring! Yaay!
While they were lugging luggage and locating lost rings, I was at Walmart buying myself a Ped Egg. This is basically a cheesegrater with sandpaper on the end and it does wonders for a tired mommy's heels. Happy Mother's Day to me!
Saturday was a fun and relaxing day. Andrew took Hunter and Julia to Schlitterbahn. Alyssa, Palmer and I spent the day at the hotel pool. Palmer took two naps, I read a book and Alyssa swam to her heart's delight. As precious Palmer was sleeping in my lap, I was running my fingers through his hair and what did I find?
A nasty, disgusting, gross, blood-sucking, attached to his scalp tick! I gag just typing this!
One of my worst childhood memories is of a tick. It was on my stomach and my loving mother and doting grandmother tried to burn it off of me. All I can remember is the terrifying feeling of being burned alive!
I discovered the nasty thing, stopped a "random" lady at the pool (Where is my husband when I need him?)...the lady happens to be an EMT and a nurse. She says, "Burn it off!" UGH! I proceeded to use alcohol and tweezers to remove the vermin from my baby's pure scalp. When he began running a 102 degree fever a couple of days later I began to rethink this theory. After much Internet research on Lime's disease and all manner of tick causing infirmity I have come to the conclusion that it was a terrible coincidence.
Ticks. Ugh! I removed one from my baby's head. I went to bed polishing my mother trophy on Mother's Day!