Sunday, July 19, 2009

Houseboat Heaven

We just got back from our annual houseboat trip to Lake Don Pedro. As always, it was sooo much fun! Our kids would be the first to say that the houseboat trip is the highlight of their summer and is rated by all of us as our favorite family vacation!

Eventhough we didn't get to connect with some of our good houseboating buddies, we did have a few friends up to the lake and lots of fun/comical memories were made. lol.

All the boys continue to improve in their wakeboarding, skiing and kneeboarding abilities. I am always very grateful at the end of the week to know that everyone is safe and no major accidents occured. We weren't sure how this trip would go since within the first few minutes of being out on the lake gillian almost had her toe cut off when caleb slammed the ski storage door on her foot (accidently so he claims) and then about 20 minutes later she sat on a bee and got stung in the bum. That poor girl cried a lot for the first hour or so of our vacation but it really got better from there, thank goodness.

Caleb and gillian learned to knee board. It was super cute to watch. Caleb was a maniac out there and really sees himself as a professional knee boarder now. He even taught our friends to knee board. I got some great video. Too funny!

Tubing was probably the highlight of the trip in many ways this year. As the kids get older the tubing gets harder. Meaning everyone likes to be pulled faster and crazier. It is kind of dangerous but I close my eyes most of the time and say a little prayer.

Thanks Henriksen family for coming up for a few days.....we had a blast!

Summer Fun Is the Best!

Miss Gillian's Ever Growing Word and Sentence List

  • "growl"
  • Baby
  • Ball
  • Book
  • cowboy
  • Dada
  • Dog dog
  • Hi there.
  • I want out
  • I want that on.
  • I want that.
  • Mama
  • me me
  • My car.
  • No, no, no, no
  • Out
  • Pants
  • pretty
  • princess
  • Rett (Garrett)
  • Rrarlee (Carlee the dog)
  • Shoes
  • Thank you
  • That
  • tiger
  • Up
  • What's that?