Monday, August 18, 2008

It's in their blood!

It's official. . .we're starting a fund. . .a "we're buying a boat" fund! Either that or trading our dog and timeshare for a truck and boat. . . Sound like a fair trade?. . . Dad? . . . Dad . . .you in? Dad . . . You out there? Until then we'll just crash the Johnson party. We had a blast with the Johnson's at Yuba lake! Thanks guys!

Max was not so sure about kneeboarding at first, but once his two younger brothers went he had to show them up. He got right up and had a little sass about him on the board. Watch out. . .next year we're pulling out the skis!
Here is our little dare devil, Alexander. Off without a hitch. . . and feeling pretty dang brave! Maybe just a little too brave. . . yes . . lightweight is doing the one-handed thing. For Heaven sakes hold on to that rope. . . you're going to give your mommy a heart attack!Poor kid's so light he had a hard time keeping his board straight. I felt even worse for Aunt Lyss . . she got a major workout trying to keep lightweight from crashing. There may be a tear or two in the beginning, but in the end everyone is all smiles!
Barrett looks like he isn't so sure about this knee board thing, but once he was done he wanted to go again and again. BOAT HOG! He said, "Mom can we do this every day?" "I want to do this every day!"This is how we train the little devils to love it. We take them on our laps every year from the time they can sit up until they can hold the rope by themselves. We show them pictures and talk about how brave they are all winter. Some may call this brainwashing, but for the love of water I say it is in their blood. Look here's my dog! I almost took Wall-E dog on the kneeboard. Dang dog loves the water. .. . what do ya say dad . . my dog your boat. . . you in?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

who needs a boat? Tie a roap around young Walter Dog's neck and have HIM pull the boys on the kneeboard.
What do you say Wall-E? You In?

Jen said...

Love it Love it....we had so much fun with you guys! Thanks for coming out to play, it was soooo much fun watching the kids play behind the boat :) And Wall-e is definately going to be needing some serious lake time!

deanna said...

How I long for water safe enough to play in...I'm soo jealous.
xoxoxo

Jaimee said...

How much fun you must of had! You would think that living at the lake would make it so you were on a boat everyday right!! Ya right somehow summer has flown by so fast it's only happened a few times but no knee boards involved we totally need to try that one looks like TONS of fun! Your kiddos are so cute and brave!

Kai and Amy said...

I just got all caught up on your blog and there is so much to comment on, I don't even know where to start! You guys look like you have so much fun! Can we be adopted into your family?!!!!
Shauna you still look so great! You boh look exactly the same as you did in Hawaii. I can't believe the staples in your poor little boys head!
All the water sports look so fun as does the homemade jam, and your kids pictures are so beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!

Becca said...

Oh how fun! Cute pics! I miss boating so bad! Definitely want my kiddos to grow up with a boat.. better start my fund too!:)

Stephanie said...

I cannot believe your little kiddos were out doing that! That is so awesome! Brayden would dig it, but our other kids are content in the tube. That looks like so much fun for them! Even one handed, I'm impressed!

Barrett Bunch said...

Love the sandy beach, Joel and I decided we want to live on a sandy beach! Looks like fun was had by all! Way to go boys!!!

berlinwritergirl said...

Looks like so much fun. This summer has been crazy, we have only got out on the lake once, but we will be hitting a whole weekend on Labor Day break! SO excited. Your kids rock at knee boarding. M is starting to ski this year.

The Barrett Family said...

Look at your swimming doggy! He loves it. You guys look like you had so much fun. You have some daring boys.

Holly said...

HOW FUN! I bet your kids were truly in heaven!

Ryan and Liz said...

How fun. Nothing beats a day at the lake. Simply the best fun ever. Beats Disneyland any day. You guys have to come out sometime and I wll rent the lakehouse from our friends. We will need to plan something like that for next summer. Want to meet the kiddos. THey are so cute!

Jen Anderson said...

They wouldn't have barrett blood in their veins if they weren't on the board by age 2!! Miss seeing you guys, the kids are so big and adorable.

joni said...

Hey Shauna! I know- this finding old friends online is crazy! And cool! Our farm is only pretend. We have animal commitment issues... It's been fun reading about your family. Twins huh? I'll bet you've had some major excitement! Great to hear from you!

The Barrett Family said...

My address is 7812 135th STREET CT NW Gig Harbor, WA 98329 ...by the way I am ready for you to post again. :)