Jen, Justen and Parker also spent the long weekend with us and we had so much fun. We made it our goal to be some of the first ones on the water and stayed out ALL day long. We all lived in our bathing suits the entire weekend, but that meant lots of time for swimming, tubing, playing at the beach, naps on the boat, fun music, ice cream at the marina and lots of laughs. I was so bad about taking pictures this weekend, but did manage to snap a few with my phone.
Harper loves swimming in the lake, but no sort of bribe was enough to get her on the tube. She wanted no part of it. Handley, on the other hand, went on it every chance she could get and with anyone that would ride with her. She is fearless and loved not only being slung around on it with the guys, but also doing her "tricks" on the tube.
Another wonderful thing I discovered this weekend was that Hudson loves the water, too. I was starting to get nervous about our summer because the last time I tried putting him in the lake he cried and he was even crying during his baths. This weekend was the turning point, thank goodness. I was starting to think it would be a long summer for him as part of this water-loving family.
The biggest thing that happened this weekend was Handley getting up on her wake-board. She had help, but we are still super proud of her. Robby rested her board on top of his and the both got pulled up out of the water. Then he eased her board in the water and let her hold on to the rope. He was still behind her to help her balance, but we're excited that she is getting the hang of it and at least getting the feel of being pulled behind the boat. Fingers crossed she'll be able to get up on her own by the end of the summer.