Labor Day at the Lake

September 5, 2015 | Labor Day is traditionally spent at the lake, and this year there was a stand-up paddle-board waiting for me to get on!  For my birthday (and other holidays) Dave gifted me a beautiful and fun SUP.  We had it shipped directly to the lake because it’s 11’6″…and who can haul that easily on a 2-hour car trip?  Since we arrived at 3:45 PM Friday afternoon, E’s nap was complete and we could make our way down to the berm to try it out.  First we put it together at the house, and E practiced some yoga to make sure it was ready to go…

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Grandma taught E how to throw rocks into the lake, and we actually spent a good deal of time at the water.  E loves the water, but isn’t too keen on the life-jacket when someone is trying to hold her.  She even tried to jump off the paddle-board when she was sitting on it in the water.  BY HERSELF.  No fear from this child.  Well…almost.

Saturday morning D wanted to get the 4-wheelers started, and said we could take-turns riding while the other sat with E at the blue shed.  We brought along pull-puppy, and it took about .3 seconds before he was covered in spider webs from being drug through that shed.  Blech…& E couldn’t care less!  But as soon as those machines were started-up, FEAR.  Uncle B and cousin S met-up with D and did a little guys-ride together while E and I hung out trying to calm her nerves.  Poor kid!  Someday I think she’ll love them.

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MOST of the family arrived Saturday afternoon/evening, and we were leaving at E’s bedtime that night.  But it was good to see everyone even if it wasn’t as long as we’d like.  Such a great crew, tons of food, and D & I got to wake-board for the first time since before I was pregnant!  Let’s not talk about how sore we both are still (despite the run being super-short)… 🙂

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