Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Boatin' with the Browns'!!

Better late than never, but this post is about 2 weeks late! A couple weekends ago, we went out on Shane's parents' boat with the Brown family. To be honest, I am not really a lake kind of gal (if I had to categorize myself, private pool or the REAL beach girl), but about once a summer, I fulfill Shane's dreams of his "Out-doorsy wife", and we go. WOO HOO!! Now, we don't exactly rough it, Shane's parents have a nice boat. The Brown's are like a family of fish, they love the water and they grew up water skiing, diving, boating, etc., so they love for all of us to go and let the kids do the same (My Mom's way of taking us to swim was the Golf Country Club pool =)). I did not grow up as a great swimmer, in fact I did not learn until I was 13 (scary moment as a toddler ruined everything). Neither me or Shane want our kids to be the same way, so he wants the kids to grow up as he did. Luckily, we have Nana and Papa to take us out when we want to.

Sooooo we loaded up and went out and had a good time. Owen, of course, thinks he is invincible and thinks he can just walk off the boat and be fine...so relaxing huh...Claire is a little more cautious, but will not be shown up. For example, if Aunt Brooke jumps in, so will Claire. The kids had a great time, and Shane even took them both at the same time out on the inner tube behind the boat, they LOVED that (me, nervous wreck, but they had life jackets, etc). It did make for some great pics...see below...
Such a thrilled family...Owen was furious with the life jacket...
Claire and Clayton...
Owen protesting the life jacket...
"I think I will drive now..."
Is he not the hottest little toddler you have ever seen???!!!
I can thank Poppy for this picture...Claire has started flashing either the peace sign or what looks like a gang sign in pictures...
Riding the boat...waiting our turn to ride...
Now our turn, going out...
Still going...
Waving to mama...
And we ride...
Long day...fingers in mouth, time for nap...
Owen was helping Daddy drive back...
Lake trip for Summer 2008 - CHECK =)!!

5 comments:

Tara Caire said...

those are some awesome pictures! You really do have the cutest kids ever!

Brittney said...

I am so the same! I do not like lakes! They are dirty and you can't see the bottom!!!! I like private pools and beaches...that is it! I will not change! I am always a nervous wreck when we go to the Patterson's because I can't stand my kids out by the lake! Plus, the last time I got in, a snake slithered past me. That just sealed the deal right there!!!!

Shane said...

Brittney! Dont talk about snakes! Neither Rachel or my mom will go in the lake again. Luckily there are NO SNAKES in Beaver Lake... Everyone knows that!

Brittney said...

Sorry to bbreak it to you Shane, but I was in BEAVER lake!!!!!

Shane said...

Brittney, Are you sure it was a snake. Maybe it could have been a stick or something else??? Please help me on this one.