Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Day on the Lake (oh how I miss these days)

Saturday we went wakeboarding with some friends that we recently discovered have a boat!  I was so excited.  Truthfully, I am a waterskier, but I was so happy to have any time on a boat.  I big thanks to the Ellis family for sharing the fun with us and letting me drive your nice boat.  I really look forward to a day that Jared and I can have a boat to share with our family and friends since it is something that I grew up loving to do with my family.  I cannot wait for this summer to get to Wyoming to ski with the family (I LOVE WATERSKIING).  We also might have a chance to waterski with all of Jared's cousins in Idaho...can't wait.   Anyhow, this was the second time ever that I have tried wakeboarding, which at first seems a little boring once you learn to ski pretty well, but I will admit that the more I wakeboarded the more fun it seemed.  Turning is different and was taking some getting used to, but I was getting the hang of it, so I decided to make some fun and try to jump on the wake, I did get a pretty good hop and land, but promptly face planted.  Face planting on a wakeboard hurts way more than face planting on skis because your feet are just stuck in the board.  My neck is pretty sore still, but it was worth the fun.

Jared got to try wake surfing and was pretty good at it, he got right up and then got to play around on the wake for quite awhile.  
Claire was SO good, she loved just being on the boat, she also loved having a life jacket on.  She was so calm and just content to sit and ride along, you barely noticed she was there (except for her adorable little face).
Jacob didn't love the boat as much, he wanted to be held the whole time and was concerned if Jared or I were in the water or behind the boat.  He eventually fell asleep on my for a few minutes, but I think that this picture pretty much sums up his feelings about the experience (trying to block it out).
Kiddos rode on the the tube with Jared and actually really enjoyed it.  You would have never known by watching Jacob, he just buried his face and pulled his hat down over his eyes and held it there for the whole ride, but every time Jared asked if he wanted to be done he would say "no no."  Claire was propping herself up and taking in the whole experience!  I can't wait for the next time I get on a boat (hopefully there is a waterski involved).


3T's said...

Trevor and I were laughing so hard at the picture of Jacob!! So cute!! Claire looks just adorable too! We're glad you guys had so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Hey you guys look pret good on the board! I am excited to take Claire and Jacob boating again this year. It should be a bit easier every year from now on. Cute pictures!

Jane, Leisa and Linda will probably be here a day or two while you are here this year. Can;t wait for them to meet Jared and vice versa.


Sarah said...

I didn't know you had brought the kids too. And you even let them get on the tube-I would have been freaking out!! Looks like you had a blast!!

Karena said...

Again, jealous! I miss water-skiiing. I used to live 15 min from Lake Mead and go skiing all summer long. Man, Gavin and I need to do more things with you guys!

sassparilla said...

i heart jacob.

Cari said...

That looks like so much fun. I just love Jacob's little personality. So Honest! Claire is Miss Fun and Fancy Free, lovin' it all.