Monday, August 9, 2010

Week 8 of Summer Vacation/ Vacation

Hayden even got brave enough to ride the tub by herself! This was after a ride with mommy.... She is very cautious when it comes to water so this was a break through for her. Her ride was really slow with no bumps but she had a blast and it is building up to all the other fun stuff her siblings do! Amelia is a daredevil on the tube. She wants her daddy to give her the crazy rides and loves it! It is pretty scary for mom but she loves it!

We saw some amazing sights! We love the mountains there! They are very cool, but this year we saw lots of butterflies, wild mountain goats, and Deer. We had 2 storms blow through in the late afternoons/evenings and one evening after the storm we had this beautiful sunset! I thought it was a great medifore for life but I won't share since this entry is going to be long enough!

Both the boys knew how to water ski but this year they both learned to knee board and got really good at some tricks! Ethan also learned how to wake board. It was pretty fun watching them! They got pretty competitive over who could do the most or coolest "tricks" or who would go the longest!

The kids LOVED fishing! The dog did too apparently! She would get sooooo excited with every fish caught! twice she got so excited she jumped, or slipped off the boat and ended up in the water. We had to fish her out with the net once. She did not like that!

Hayden loved "turtle rides"

Just cute!

Ruth Loved the water!

Amelia bought this floatie at the dollar store to take on this trip. She loved it and used it a lot! But Ruth loved it too! We would lay her in the shade in it in the boat and it made a nice cushy bed while boating! It was great!

Some nice people let us use their thing! Only I sat on the shore and watched Larry and the kids. I stayed with Ruth.

The grasshoppers were so thick! I have NEVER seen so many in my life! IN the afternoon when you would walk it was a dust cloud only it was grasshoppers! YUCK! Brock loved catching them in this bug cage he bought just for this trip! He also loved pulling their leggs off. This worried me but Larry told me most little boys do this a few times. EEEWWWW

THere are so many pictures I filled my card (I don't do that very often!) So I am just going to do a few highlights of our week at our favorite lake ever!
It was a wonderful week and I could post so much much more, Maybe I will do some journaling later on some of my thoughts during the week too but now I need to move on to the rest of post vacation duties!

1 comment:

Kelli said...

Cool it always looks like you guys have so much fun!