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.

Blessings, Kim

“It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.” ~ A. B. Simpson


  1. Ugh, toilets! What is it with our China kids and toilets? I brought my Toto toilets with me to our new house. Just in case. They are the only toilets I can get on and off in a flash.

    1. K - we LOVE Toto's - and it's just kids in general. I had a mom bring her kid to my house every day after school to plug my toilet (years ago) Great strategy on her part - no plunging for her, haha!

  2. This looks like so much fun! And work - all that equipment!!!