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More kayaks

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Well, we went and did it again. We took the grands to see Rio today and stopped by Academy Sports for a few things. Ended up with 2 more kayaks for the grands. Of course we had to put them in the lake as soon as we got home. The youngest (he's 4) said he couldn't "peddle" it, but grabbed the paddle and took off like a champ.



The oldest (he's 7) paddled around a while, then ran in and got his fishing rod, jumped back in and paddled out for a bit of fishing.



After a while they got tired and decided to play in the water. Yes, that is my back yard all full of boats.



While they were playing, I took the dog for a ride in one of the new canoes. She isn't fond of the sit-upons, but seemed to like the sit-in much better.



Now it is time to jump on the trainer and get some bike time.

Life is good.

  
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POCKETLLAMA1 6/3/2011 9:37PM

    You like all the things I do, Bev! Biking, Hiking, kayaking, and quilting. We should try to meet someday......

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COLEENCOLE 4/25/2011 2:28PM

    Love the picture story.

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4DOGNIGHT 4/25/2011 12:16PM

    Grandchildren are what life if all about!

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ELLIE381 4/25/2011 8:53AM

    Wow! Wonderful. Not even close to swimming or boating weather here yet. Enjoy. emoticon

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KRISLEEB 4/24/2011 10:57PM

    Sounds so great!!! We had enough sun for our easter egg hunt and that was about it. Hopefully we'll get some boating in soon!!!

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MAKULEWAHINE 4/24/2011 9:04PM

    what an awesome day!! Looks like a lot of fun and much to be grateful for.

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DDOORN 4/24/2011 8:13AM

    Wonderful times! Thx for sharing!

Don

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NANA2PRINCESSES 4/24/2011 6:25AM

    What fun! Makes me envious since I still have little packets of SNOW around my yard:)
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KA_JUN 4/24/2011 12:03AM

    Life IS good, we all should enjoy the journey!

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DOR2BFIT 4/23/2011 10:39PM

    That's emoticon!

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Another beautiful day

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I am so very happy to have several beautiful days in a row. Yesterday we had a lovely 27 mile ride yesterday morning. The water plants are getting ready to bloom and in a few days the creek will be covered in yellow flowers.



When we got back from the ride, UPS had delivered the final pieces for our kayak rack, so DH finished it, and loaded the kayaks. We went back to Lake Howard (our watershed lake) and got about an hour in on the water.





Then the grand came to spend the night, so we went fishing in our little lake. Oldest DGS caught a nice crappie (how crappie got in our lake is anyone's guess).



So he got a lesson on how to fillet a fish (not that he was to happy with it).



Today we are going to see RIO in 3D, then get each of the boys their own little kayak to play around in. I guess this afternoon will be spend on the lake paddling around. Ahhh, grands. They keep you young.

Life is good.

  
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KRAZYKIKI 4/23/2011 10:10PM

    Wow sounds like a great day!

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KRISLEEB 4/23/2011 2:13PM

    in awe as usual. We have day number 5 of rain!!!

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What a great week so far.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It is finally spring! Friday DD and I took the grands to see HOP. Saturday and Sunday I put them to work spring cleaning closets and cabinets and sorting all their toys (Civitan has a yard sale coming up, and I need to clean). The boys helped wash my car, then we dyed eggs. Monday we got a great mountain bike ride in. Only 11 miles, but they were beautiful miles. The roads and trails were nice (except where they are cutting trees), weather was perfect and I had a great time. Then we did some yard work and put the kayak carrier on the truck. Today we got a bike ride, did family lunch, put the receiver hitch on the van, took the kayaks out for a tour of one of our water shed lakes. Just as we got home FedEx delivered the new radio for my car. So after supper DH put it in and now I can just plug in my iPod or a USB stick and I'm good to go.

Live is good!

  
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PHOENIXK26 4/20/2011 7:17PM

    Whoa! That's a busy day but sounds like sheer heaven! We're hitting the lake on Saturday to paddle, socialize, and picnic with friends. It's going to be fun. I bet your grandkids had a blast!

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CARLANNIE 4/20/2011 10:31AM

    Your grandsons must love you to pieces - you guys are the funnest!!! I want to come play. Oh wait, maybe I've said that before. But it's still true.

Our grass is just beginning to turn green. No buds on the trees yet. A sighting of crocus here and there around town, but that's about all. We're going up to our cabin further into the mountains this weekend, and there is still a good 3 feet of snow there. A cozy fire is in store.

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KRISLEEB 4/20/2011 9:39AM

    that all sounds heavenly!!! We are still dealing with rain & temps only in the 40's & 50's and this past weekend we had wicked wind to add to it all. I look forward to getting out & enjoying "spring" but it doesn't look like it will be this week!

Enjoy it for me, would ya!!!

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KA_JUN 4/19/2011 11:35PM

    Mountain biking and dyeing eggs in the same day? Nice!

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Quick camping trip

Sunday, April 10, 2011

DGS had a good week at school and REALLY wanted to go camping. So, I packed up the camper and when DH got home from 4 days of back packing in the snow in TN, he threw his clothes in the washer, got a bath, ate dinner, loaded the kayaks in the truck, and off we went for a weekend of camping. It was late when we got there, but we set up our site and got ready for a fun day Saturday. We had the two of us, the 2 grands, DD#2, and her dog, so it was a bit more crowded than usual, but we managed just fine.

Saturday we got up early and DGS #2 didn't want to kayak on the river, so everyone else went.



and he and I walked to the playground.



Then we went fishing, and he caught the only one of the day, he was very proud.



Saturday afternoon was filled with a nap, a hike, an ice cream social with games, a ride on Mr Paul's ATV, dinner, and campfire with friends and of course Smores (yes, I did have one).



This morning we slept in then got in the lake with the kayaks.



The boys and DD tried out other modes of transportation as well.





We all came home very tired and ready for dinner and bed. Hopefully we had another memory filled weekend.

  
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KRISLEEB 4/11/2011 9:31AM

    you are so lucky to live where you can camp & boat already!!! I still saw snow yesterday!!!!

Looks like a great time!!!

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PHOENIXK26 4/10/2011 10:35PM

    Looks like a great time was had by all! We are hoping to go tent camping this weekend. It'll include kayaking, of course. We'll have to see what the forecast ends up. I don't do cold weather camping. Gotta draw a line somewhere!
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Monday at Grammy's

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

DD and SonIL were both working yesterday, so the grands came to our house after school. We decided to experiment and see if they would/could ride in the kayaks, and they loved it. We can't turn the youngest lose by himself, but he rides really well. Didn't get a picture of him in the kayak with me, but we did get out and paddle around the lake.



Got in a little fishing, too. Didn't catch a thing this time, but it was fun anyway.



Today it is almost cold. What is going on with the weather this year?

  
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CATZTEACH 4/6/2011 10:44PM

    What a great way to spend a day!

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GAMOMMY3 4/5/2011 6:37PM

    Great fun! I've always wanted to kayak!

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BOOKWERME 4/5/2011 5:53PM

    Wild weather, indeed. I loved the only kayak outing I took. We borrowed one while we were living in ST Croix...thinking about purchasing one. Bruce paddled on a ..something else...and we went along the coast line a ways from where we usually went swimming. As it turned out, we never did get the kayak...we ended up moving not long afterward. Not much use for kayaks on the farm...nor time to go ..at least not these days.

Love the pics...glad you can do this with your gang.

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KRISLEEB 4/5/2011 1:30PM

    my oldest DD LOVES to Kayak!! It's okay, but I'd rather stick to row boats myself! You are an awesome role model!!! Keep those boys active!

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