Saturday, August 1, 2009

dude. man up.

the summer is flying by fast so we're trying to make the most of weekends at the lake. especially before the flurry of kids birthday parties keep us away. so the weekend starts with a guys night on friday. we don't know specifics other than they sat out on the boat till 3am without anyone getting up to move. the wives and kids came up the next morning, and we were all ready to play. jay took the kids out tubing while some stayed and just enjoyed the cruise. here are some pics. how stinkin cute are finn and henry's puddle jumpers? they are life jackets that are U.S. Coast Guard- approved which allow for more range of motion and stability for the kids to swim in. stace said they have some for girls and one comes in a red lady bug design. oh, i am all over it. tomorrow, the lookout begins!after letting the kids play out on the water, the guys wanted their turn. cory and jay were fearless out on the wakeboard. later, stace wanted to have a go at it. she's never been wakeboarding before, but her hubby was there cheering her on to "man up" and do it. dude, she was awesome. i've got to give credit where credit is due. she tried repeatedly until she got up and owned it. good job, stace!once we got back to the dock, stacy had caden james ready for his first swim in the lake. yes, you are seeing correctly...he is wearing his big sister's old infant life jacket. it's okay. real men wear pink. plus, we added another quarter to his therapy jar. other than us laughing at it for the first 10 minutes, he really enjoyed floating around.after playing out in the water all day, we all walked back upstairs. jay grilled out and everyone brought up some side dishes. same routine as always. food delicious as always. good time as always. seems to be a pattern here. while getting the food ready, we changed the kids into some dry clothes and let them play. stace read an US Weekly to the mabster and toshy while i helped jay set the table.also, lyla had her way with her boy toy. these two are hysterical. she just wants to bury her head into his and kiss all over each other. caden james didn't seem to mind. she is aggressive like her mother, no doubt. i love it.after dinner, jay wanted to wake skate one more time. this is his newest water toy obsession (thanks to cory). it's like wakeboarding except that the board is not connected to you. at all. it's just you and a board (like surfing actually). it's the hardest to get up on, and the guys seem to love the challenge. here's a pic of jay and his mad skillz...

1 comments:

Yankee Belle said...

Great food, great fun, great times. xoxo