Sense of Adventure

by Stefani on 24-July-2007

Last year, we had a standing lake day, every single week. Mondays meant sun, splashing, and the smell of charcoal as the sun dipped behind the hills.

All during the fall and winter we looked forward to the return of lake days, but, somehow it’s not worked out to be as easy to lay by the lake this year.

The heavy rains have meant flooding, which means closed lakes. Lots of other factors have kept us from our favorite summer haunt too, so as you can imagine, when Daddy said Tuesday was lake day, we all got crazy excited!

And then, the sky turned black. The thunder sounded. The lightening cracked. We were so mad that we just flat refused to believe it. We packed up all our gear, coolers, floaties, snorkels, towels and such, and went anyhow.

Which means, we sat in the car for an hour listening to Mr. Beethoven Lives Upstairs (a favorite) and drawing on foggy windows.

Stuck Inside

Eventually though, the clouds broke, and the fun began.

We got a new tube, rocket thing. And while they were awfully excited to try it out, the actual doing of the thing proved a little scary at first.

James had a total hissy when they fell. It completely freaked him out that the boat keeps going, and you stay put, floating. His brother had his back though.

After watching Luke belly laugh and zip around a while, he decided to give it another shot. It didn’t take him long to decide that he loved it. I was so proud of him for getting back out there. What a kid!

Of course Daddy had to show ’em how it was done back in his day 🙂

Show Off

He’s going to feel that tomorrow!

Lake day was SO worth the wait!

Shell Finds

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Surf's Up

Sarah Jackson July 24, 2007 at 10:04 pm

What an awesome day! I’m very jealous.

Ellie July 25, 2007 at 12:05 am

I love that little photo montage with the shells, feet, melon. What a fun day – good on you all for persisting with the weather.

Eren July 25, 2007 at 5:45 am

Wonderful! All of it! I swear our husbands would get along smashingly. S hurt his back in the Spring from reliving his 20s-ish snowboarding days. Too funny our men!

Eren July 25, 2007 at 5:45 am

Wonderful! All of it! I swear our husbands would get along smashingly. S hurt his back in the Spring from reliving his 20s-ish snowboarding days. Too funny our men!

molllyb July 25, 2007 at 6:55 am

Love the picture of James freaking out! Cam’s used to do that same face when we’d stop to “swim” in our life jackets. Were you driving the boat and taking the pic of the daddy?

Stacy July 25, 2007 at 7:06 am

Looks like fun all around! Wishing you more Lake Days this summer.

Visty July 25, 2007 at 7:35 am

I do miss those southern thunderstorms!! Looks like a blast.

Molly July 25, 2007 at 7:42 am

Beautiful photos! I want a lake day.

dana July 25, 2007 at 7:36 pm

I’m soo glad I found your lovely blog. I was visiting thisvintagechica and she mentioned you so I had to come take a look. I’ve just bookmarked you! I’ll be back!

erin July 25, 2007 at 8:20 pm

looks like a perfect day! how fun!

Molly July 26, 2007 at 10:10 am

So gorgeous… I wouldn’t mind a lake day here either!

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