Monday, April 28, 2014

First Lake Day of the Year

We are very lucky (in my opinion) that Wes's family has a lake house.  They don't live there, but it is just a small old cottage on a nice large lot in a cove at the lake....perfection!  I love spending so many days there in the spring and summer and yesterday was our kick off to the lake season!! YAY!  We cleaned the boat last week, so all we had to do is load it up, fill it up with gas..yikes! and head to the lake house!  We were meeting Tommie there, but she was finishing up stuff at her house, so we went on a boat ride first thing.  Last year, Paige loved the boat but HATED the life jacket.  It was one of those infant life jackets that have the large part behind your was awful!  Now, she is big enough for a normal life jacket and life is good again!  She sat in my lap and pointed out all the bubbles the boat was times!  She finally got comfortable enough, she had to move around and even help her Daddy drive!
We road around looking at houses Wes was finishing up. (He is a contractor for a company that builds lots of huge houses on the lake)  Paige loved hitting all the "bump bumps" in the water, but there weren't many since not many people were out on the not many waves from other boats.  I personally love when it is so calm like that...but not my wild child.  She started clapping after each bump!  She is too much like her Daddy.  After about an hour, we headed back to the house to see if Tommie was there.  She was cleaning up the inside of the house and came down to meet us. 
There were a ton of limbs and sticks that have washed up, one bad thing about a cove..but worth it not to be on the main part of the lake.  So we all started picking up sticks...Paige thinks it is a game!

The yard was finally cleaned up and Paige was saying "eat, eat" and we realized it was lunchtime...we just thought it was snack time for Paige.  Oops...sorry P!  We decided to go to Skippers on the lake, so we loaded up and went for another boat ride to the restaurant.  Wes just got some food off the buffet, but Tommie and I both ordered fish and chips and Paige got a grilled cheese.  She must have been hungry because she ate almost all of it and some fries..she usually ignores the fries.  The fish and chips had to be the best I have ever had...we were both so impressed!  

After lunch, we rode around a little while longer and then headed back to the house to play around there.  Paige found some mud puddles and had a ball splashing around in the lake.  Ok..side note here.  She actually remembered something from last summer.  Who knew an 19 month old can remember doing something when she was 10-11 months old?? We were shocked.  Mimi has this tunnel thing she found at a yard sale and she brought it out to put in the grass.  Well, last year, we put it in the shallow part of the lake, but since the water is still cold, we put in the grass this year.  Well, Paige knew that was wrong.  If she does something one way the first time, she thinks you need to do it that way every time. (We blew bubbles for the first time on our front porch on the swing and for weeks afterwards, she only blew bubbles there....) Anyways, she kept pointing to the water and the same exact place it was set up last year and needed it there! Isn't that crazy?  We finally convinced her it was better in the grass and she was fine and played. 

We had a great time at the lake, but it was getting close to nap time and Wes had some errands to run and our house needed a good cleaning.  So we told Mimi bye bye and went home.  Of course Paige feel asleep about a mile from the house (we are only about 10 minutes away from the lake).  She took a nice long nap and we were able to get a lot done around the house.  We had the best weekend!  It was sad to go back to school and work..that's for sure!  


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