For Christmas my parents gave us some credits from their account at a place where they rent out recreational toys. We decided to use our points to rent a jet ski a couple of times this summer and a couple of weeks ago we went up to Lucky Peak with our friends, the Jenkins, and spent the day on the lake. We were worried at first because it was so smoky during our drive up, but it cleared up soon enough and we ended up having a great day!
There is a small beach area where the kids played, and boy did they play! A couple of shovels and buckets and they are happy for hours.
Tyson likes to fish, just a little bit, so here he is pouring over his guide to double check the rules for this body of water. He's kinda paranoid, but I love him. He doesn't love this picture, but it made me laugh so I had to share.
I really love this though, it is so precious to see these two spending time together. Tyson carried her out with him and placed her on the rock next to his.
This went on for quite a while. Some large wakes came in that broke over the top of their rocks so Tyson had to pick her up until they passed, then they went right on fishing.
Charlotte is a little hesitant about lake water. She happily sits in 1-3 inches of water and plays in the sand, but she doesn't like to go in much deeper. I finally coaxed her in and after a few minutes she really started to enjoy it.
Gotta have some healthy snacks to get you through the day!
We all had a great time riding the jetski. Charlotte was all for it and was insistent on holding the handles and while we didn't go too fast (because she's still a baby) she loved it and even fell asleep on one ride. It was a little difficult to dock the jetski with one hand while holding the sleeping baby up with the other.
Lily took a while to warm up to it. When we had a jetski back in June she was not interested and refused to go near it. She loved watching people ride it, but didn't want to get near it. This time, she was still afraid, but we kinda made her take a ride. Tyson placed her on with me and within 20 seconds she was happy and soon was asking to go "super fast" and she liked the bumps. She was just plain fearless and it was hard to get her off. In fact, she rode with me back to the launch and stayed on until we got it loaded up on the trailer.