Thursday, August 1, 2013
Skiing and Tubing on the Lake
We had a ball with 12 kiddos out on the lake today. It takes a LOT of equipment to get that many kids kayaking, skiing, tubing, and swimming!
Thankfully, my neighbors share! We've had two boats and 3 families worth of gear going back and forth - and everyone has fulfilled their "need for speed" this week. :) First we had the skiers - Mom (me) and Rachel went up together for the first time and we had so much fun! At 50 years old, I can still get up on one ski - woohoo! I have to beat my neighbor Jean's record of doing it at 62 years old - so I've got a ways to go. :) Next, Webb and Rachel skied together - too cute!
After a small fall, Rachel was back in the game. They had a spectacular wipeout together at the dock - wish I'd had the camera ready!
Jenny and Katie tried again - but they're not quite strong enough yet. Both of them and Sarah did 100 situps and 15 pushups in an effort to build strength afterwards - these girls want to ski!
Next came the tubers as the lake became a little rough for skiing later in the day. First up: Webb, Rachel, Jenny, and Harris - and they had a WILD ride on a rough lake.
Next up: Scott, Sarah Kelly, "Hotdog" Katie, and Drew:
What fun! The wind picked up and the weather was gorgeous. Sarah Kelly and Rachel found the perfect spots to read. More on what we've been reading in a future post!
It just doesn't get any better than this. Except that we're hitting the China Buffet - perfect end to a strenuous and fun day. :)
***REALITY CHECK** ~ Kids clogged and overflowed the toilet just before we left for the buffet - we're cleaning up and then eating PB&J's instead. :( We live in a fallen world....hope the toilets don't clog in heaven.
“It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.” ~ A. B. Simpson