Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Shelby on the other hand starting waving and shaking her pom poms around!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Shelby had to be stylish while fishing of course!
Dane & Pop got Lyndsey's pole ready to go.
Lyndsey enjoyed fishing for about 5 minutes. She realized she had to stand still and be quiet so she gave up.
The two M.L.'s hanging out in the a/c.
We went out on several boat rides during the week. Lyndsey didn't want to go but we made her just like we did Shelby at her age. Lyndsey says she didn't like it but as you can see, she really did enjoy it.
Mikey is so much like his daddy...he can sleep through anything. He slept through all the boat rides. He would fuss until Dane got up to full throttle and then he would sleep. Once Dane slowed down, he was awake and cranky again. I feel bad that he had his first boat ride wearing a pink and orange life jacket- but I couldn't justify spending $20 for a new life jacket he'd wear for a week. I just put him in the one Shelby and Lyndsey wore at his age.
Shelby wanted to drive the boat so Dane let her guide us back to Pop's house in the no wake zone.
The girls also had a great time "swimming with the fishies". Dane has been waiting for them to be big enough to swim with him in the lake just like he did with his dad. They had a great time!
Michael and I got in the lake with them. Michael enjoyed the lake better than the pool- mainly because it was much warmer. I had so much fun swimming with them. It'll be more fun when Mikey gets bigger and doesn't have to be in a baby float.
On Friday, we went to Sterling City to Carli's 8th birthday party. Shelby had to keep up with the big girls so she went down the slide, jumped off the low dive, and the high dive. We were SHOCKED that she did it 5 times! We are so glad she has come out of being afraid of everything; unfortunately, Lyndsey is now in that stage. We had a great time catching up with Jason and Cari and their family.
Here's another shot from a boat ride. I got smart after carrying Michael the first trip and put him in his car seat for the rest of them. He got the shade he needed and my arm didn't fall asleep from holding him ackwardly for over an hour.
Dane took the girls in the boat house to fish where he caught them the most as a kid. Shelby had one bite early but didn't get it hooked in fast enough. She finally got a little crappie and was excited! As you can see, she didn't want to touch it at all!
Lyndsey started out fishing but quit so Dane used her pole and kept fishing. He caught a catfish on it. Mikey was impressed and tried to touch it but couldn't quite reach- maybe next year big boy!:)
Saturday, we all loaded up and went to Mertzon for a fish fry. Pop had fun watching the girls run around and he also enjoyed getting out of the house for awhile. When we go to Mertzon, we never know what animals to expect. Most people have dogs, cats, maybe a bird or snake. Not here! They have frogs, dogs, horses, and baby deer. I guess when you live on a ranch, you can have anything. They had a newborn (one day old) white tail deer that they found still wet. It's mom had apparently abandoned it so they brought it home and are bottle feeding it. Gabby was the sweetest thing- she was afraid of the kids but would let the adults pet her.
The girls also played with puppies and rode on Lowell, one of the horses, while we were there for the afternoon. It was nice to catch up with everyone while we were there. It's hard to believe the last time we saw them all was when Lyndsey was barely walking!
It was a vacation filled with lots of "firsts" for us. We had a great time and are now enjoying our own beds and our own space. A two bedroom, one bath house with 6 people gets a little cramped after a few days but we wouldn't change it for the world! Pop is probably relaxing in his recliner and enjoying the peace and quiet. It will be great memories for all of us!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Me, Amy, & Dane waiting for Shelby to take the picture- obviously she took it before we were ready