Thursday, September 2, 2010

Of Boat Rides, Swimming, and Lawnmowers (Swanson Series, Part Two)

For months, my nephew Micah talked about "riding in Papa's boat." One day, Papa fulfilled Micah's dream. A boat ride on a beautiful day.

Gettin' ready to go!

Lifejacket? Check. Sunglasses? Check. Backwards hat? Check. One little boy bursting with anticipation? Absolutely.

"Can we go already, Papa?"

Bon Voyage!

Callie and Ashleigh waiting for their ride.

Here they come!

Bon Voyage take two.

After the boat ride, Micah talked non-stop about Papa's boat. First boat ride? Complete success.

After the boat ride, I took the girls to the lake for swimming. It was a hot, humid day--perfect for a cool down in the lake. 

Let the water fight begin!

Second only to Micah's love of the boat is his thrill of riding Papa's lawnmower. While he doesn't necessarily like the loud noise, once he is standing by Papa, hands on the steering wheel, all fear of the loudness is forgotten and complete joy takes its place. See?

Big boy driving all by himself. **

Natalie LOVING driving fast!

Ashleigh... eight years old and driving already.

Callie not to be outdone by her younger sister gave it a try also.

**No child was injured during the riding of the lawnmower. It was not even running.


erin said...

ha! i love the disclaimer at the bottom!

ms. p said...

Looks like you have been having a fun summer!! Thanks for finding me on BlogFrog! I am your newest blog follower :)

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Kimberly said...

what fun memories for your kids! Saw you on Blog Frog...wanted to stop by and say hi! Blessings! ~Kimberly

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

you are such a good auntie!! You are too cool!

Tia Oshields said...

Summer is all about FUN, FUN and FUN! Kids love this season the most, actually. And one of the things that you should try this summer is going on a boat ride, or maybe, playing all day long outside.