Monday, July 28, 2008

The Awesome Sea Shell Quest


Baby Girl's fun during our trip was to load up on as many beach treasures as she could possibly find. A quest for the perfect shell, and no easy task.

One evening while strolling down beside the Corpus Christi Marina, she finally found "It." We spotted a shell perched on a rock in the water beside this area here on the right hand side......




(That's my hubby and son discussing the boats in the marina. Hubby got a kick out of some of the boat names.)

"I can get it, Momma."

"Girl, you will fall in."

"No way, just hold on to me." ( ha...tricky, put the responsibility back on me!)

She steps out onto a slippery, wet rock while I'm holding her arm and she's reaching down..... A precarious balancing act at best.

"Ah ha! Got it!"

Flashes that million megawatt smile :) I feel like the world's greatest mom cause I helped her get it. And before you say anything, yeah... i know it could have gone way differently.

Fast Forward to the next morning.....
I'm standing at the sink washing my hands, and I glance down.

"(Insert Curse Word here.) What the hell is that?"

The dang seashell had sprouted eyes and antennae! Not only that, but "It" was in the sink and "It" was ALIVE.
I'm not sure who took the bigger scare, me or the hermit crab...

I bounce into the bedroom. My hubby is looking at me with that all-knowing, ever-irritating grin.

"Damn thing tried to crawl off the vanity this morning while I was taking a shower. Thought I'd save it for ya."

Needless to say, Baby Girl had to put her treasure back in the bay.

6 comments:

Lilly's Life said...

That is such a great post. Takes me back to family holidays by the beach. You have such a great writing style. OK I still have a lot of the shells I collected on family vacations but not I dont think I hade 'a live one'. Funny....the pictures are great too, oh for summer, water and the beach....I wish!!

Lilly's Life said...

That is such a great post. Takes me back to family holidays by the beach. You have such a great writing style. OK I still have a lot of the shells I collected on family vacations but not I dont think I hade 'a live one'. Funny....the pictures are great too, oh for summer, water and the beach....I wish!!

TroubleX2 said...

Thanks, Lilly!
I sure hope the little bugger wasn't too traumatized. What a trip he took, huh?

I want to go back all ready. I miss the sound of the waves. They're soooooo relaxing :)

~Billie~ said...

Oh my! That is too funny! I can imagine that gave you a pretty good scare too. Looks like you guys had fun!

Elisa said...

LOL - that is no way to start a morning, looking at a crabby crab ;-)

Michelle said...

Wow, such a great story. I loved it. Gosh, I would of freaked out if I saw that in my sink. Thanks for sharing.