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.
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 🙂
He’s going to feel that tomorrow!
Lake day was SO worth the wait!