Our summer vacation for 2012 was a trip to Galveston. Before we headed down there, we took Bennett to see the Lion King at Hobby Center, along with Christy and Ashley. On the way to Galveston, we visited Space Center Houston, which Bennett loves. This time, he even asked questions during a live presentation on the Mission to Mars. We were impressed, to say the least. Then we headed down to Galveston and had a blast. We went to the beach, of course. We found some shells that still had crabs in them, but one was dead, so we pulled him out to keep his shell. We threw the other one back in the ocean. The boys had a good time playing in the sand. Lachlan wasn't all about the ocean unless someone was holding him, but Bennett put on a lifejacket and was happy to stay in the ocean all day. We took the boys to Moody Gardens, the Aquarium and the Rain Forest parts, plus we spent a day at their water park. So much fun and swimming, and Bennett came back with 2 ear infections (swimmer's ear).