Sunday, June 22, 2008

A Fun Family Memory Making Day

Last weekend we were invited to my step-daughter's husband's sister's house. (Did you follow that?) It was a combined party for all sorts of reasons: birthdays, Father's Day,
Dog-Appreciation Day....
What? You don't have dog-appreciation day in your family? Well, really now. You can't have an outdoor party and not include the dogs, can you?

The invasion begins.......



Our friends have their own lake, and this is the web-footed Victoria's first real exposure to "real water." I think at this point she was a little freaked by it. Prince Charming was going to throw her off the dock, but gave in to the protests from the peanut gallery and refrained.




Let's do this slow and easy...... We'll experiment with an occasional paw in the water....




Nice and easy, and before we knew it, Victoria was in love with the water...




She's not the only one....





I believe this may have been one of Seth's first fishing experiences. He was fascinated with the 4 foot long carp that came right to the edge of the shore (they're used to being hand fed). Seth was bound and determined to catch one, although I'm not sure what he have done if he had actually succeeded. Probably freaked a little.





This is why Seth will never be a true fisherman....the worms. He LOVES worms. Loves to play with them, hold them, cuddle them. (I bet you didn't know you could cuddle a worm, did you?) The thought of putting them on a hook (does it hurt them, Daddy?) and then using them as bait (will the fish really eat them, Daddy?) sort of bothers the little guy. Oh....he has so much to find out about life. Take your time, buddy. Take your time...



Daniel wants to go for a boat ride . Come on mom, I'll drive!


Don't they look alike? They certainly act alike. They were all about the dogs. What? Water? Swimming? Fishing? Kayaking? Food?

No Thanks.

We'll just play with the dogs, thank you very much.


Wonder where Sophie gets it from?




Hey, wait a minute! Who is that way out there in the kayak? Isn't that kid a little young to be way out there by all by their lonesome? I've heard there are snakes in this lake...and beaver....and foxes around....and other ferocious beasts...



Wait a minute...there are two of them!

Hey, that's MY kid! Who let him loose? And his niece? She's younger than him! They aren't called the gruesome twosome because they are innocent-well behaved-would-never-get-into-trouble angels....

Well, at least they made a memory and docked safely.

What a fun, fun, time..... thanks for the memories daughter's husband's sister!

Bye, bye until next time....

8 comments:

Carol said...

Sounds like a fun day. I can't believe the "gruesome twosome". You'd better watch out for those two punks!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This day looked like it was packed with memory making events. What a blessed family.

Annie in Austin said...

Your family has the same dog-appreciating genes as many members of my family, Sherry - and you'd sure fit in with most of the Divas of the Dirt.
I prefer to appreciate the canine children from across the room, myself, or else on a computer screen!

It's always good to see photos of people having fun together.

Annie

Stickers said...

Gorgeous pictures. I really want to go fishing now. SMOOCH

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

How fun that day must have been.

Tera Rose said...

WHAT AN AWESOME DAY.

I love the summer, lakes, and children....

yeah, I'd love to talk about homeschooling....let me get a chance to get my ideas together- they are kindof all over the place and I am somewhat schizo about it...one minute 100percent for it-- the next 100percent against it (for me).

biggest fear? that I get lazy, out of routines easy....and well, 5 oclock comes and we are still in jammies and the house is a mess...

(of course I just had a baby in september when this was happening but it scared the crap out of me)

Diana said...

Awesome - thanks for taking us on your trip. It looked like a ton of fun and so nice that the dogs got to join in. Victoria is adorable, BTW, as are your kiddos.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

I love your blog. I really do. Love this post!