Friday, June 4, 2010

Memorial Day 2010 and Will's First Boat Ride

We spent Memorial Day weekend at the lake. Clay and I were both off Friday and Monday so it was a nice long weekend.

Will's first juice box!

I love our lake house and have spent so much time there growing up. I hope that Will will love it there as much as I do. 

Climbing stairs.

We had a great time hanging out with my extended family.  Will had fun playing, playing, and playing.  We spent so much time outside and it was just wonderful.  It wasn't too hot and it only rained a couple of times.

Julie, Clay, Hunter, Richard, and Will

Playing dominoes with Brandon.

We bought Will his first life jacket and he was able to go onto the pier and the boat. We went to the lake a couple of times last year but he was so small we never bought him a life jacket or took him on the boat.  This year was totally different.  Since he is so mobile,  he could go anywhere so we had to take some precautions. First, we had to put gates up on the porch so he couldn't get to the water without an adult.  Second, we had to get him a life jacket so he could go in the water and take boat rides.

Not so happy about the life jacket.

The life jacket was not a big hit at first, but the more and more we let him wear it, the more comfortable he was.  By the end of the weekend it didn't seem to bother him at all.

Getting his first skiing lesson so he can water ski like mommy and Uncle John!

Uncle John showing Will how to wakeboard.

I am so glad he is not scared of the water or the boat. He got to go on his first boat ride and he loved it! He would stand on the pier and watch everyone riding SeaDoos.  He would say "go, go, go" when he saw someone ride by the pier. He even went swimming in the lake for the first time.  He was so comfortable on the pier that I thought he was going to jump in the water a couple of times, so we had to keep a close eye on him. It was so much fun and I hope he enjoys going more and more!

First boat ride.

Helping Pop drive the boat.

Will did have a couple of not so great moments.  He didn't like it when people would go off the main porch to go to the pier or out into the yard.  He would scream and cry because he didn't want anyone doing something without him.  Every time Clay went anywhere he would cry. He loves his daddy!

Hanging with Julie on the SeaDoo.  (It was tied to the pier)

Swimming in the lake for the first time.

Overall, it was a wonderful weekend spending time with family and eating!  I am thankful that there are men and women who sacrifice their lives and time with their families, so that I am free to spend time with mine!

Playing Cards.  Richard, Brad, Aunt Ann, Clay, and Mom.

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