Life has been crazy busy around here lately. We have been trying to soak up as much "outside" time as we can but getting to a lake (or even the splash pad) whenever possible. We have been slacking on "catching" fish lately, although we have spent a lot of time fishing. Dustin had big hopes of having a walleye supply in the freezer but he may have to stick to Van de Kamps. ;p
Since we now live in Minnesota (the land of 10,000 lakes) we can basically drive anywhere in a 30 mile radius and find about 50 different lakes to fish/swim/enjoy the beach on. Last Wednesday, we ended up going to a small lake nearby, so Dustin could ride his new toy and Brylee could play in the sand.
Don't mind the sunscreen covered sandy kiddo. Brylee couldn't wait for the sunscreen to soak in before she started playing in the sand.
This picture just cracks me up. I told Brylee to turn around so I could snap a decent picture of her. This is what she gave me. #typical
She must have found more toys.
We kept asking Brylee if she wanted to go for a ride on the jetski. She kept saying no, but eventually she gave in and we couldn't get her off. Dustin would ask her if she was ready to go back and swim or play in the sand but she kept saying "one more ride".
Eventually she decided she wanted to go swimming, so Dustin dropped her off with me and we went swimming. I left her life jacket on her, so she could practice swimming with it on. I noticed she didn't quite know how to keep her head balanced above the water (without my help) when she had it on and realized we had to fix that (incase something happened while we were on a boat so she would know what to do.) So I let her swim and swim and eventually she figured it out and could "look at me swim really fast, mommy" all by herself.
We had to water the flowers at my grandmas house last weekend for her (aren't they gorgeous?!) and Brylee had to help me water them. She will tell anyone who will listen how she watered the pretty flowers.
For the 4th, we had a pretty low key day. I made a "flag pie" with blueberries and strawberries, which was probably the easiest pie I've made in my life. After supper, we found a spot to watch the fireworks. We arrived about an hour early and Brylee started getting antsy. I wish we had brought sparklers or even glow sticks with to help pass the time but eventually the fireworks started and all was well. She actually did better than we expected. I think we were far enough away that the booms weren't very loud and that she actually understood what was going on.