Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Summer Sunday afternoon...


I worked Saturday 'til 1AM, made it home and was in bed "early" (2:30) and we got up to go see "Pirates 3" at 10 AM. Enjoyed it thoroughly, 4 thumbs up!

Finally everyone's schedules worked out so after church John and his family met us at Wyandotte and the grandkids got their first ride in a boat. After some preliminary explanations of safety and such, I let John take the helm; the kids were bugging him for a turn at the wheel, so the link above (or coming up) is a video of Talia's turn. (It's just shot with the little digicam I bought, so it's nothing fancy...)

Noel had a migraine, so she and Dottie stayed ashore and found a shady place to hang out and talked; after we loaded up they came back to our house for brats and hot dogs. All in all, a great day; it was almost like packing two days worth into one!

alan

23 comments:

puhpaul said...

Wow! What great memories that is going to make for your grandkids. When you're a kid, there's nothing like sitting on your dad's knee and getting to drive.

paul

annie said...

that was fun!

ConnieJane said...

Great pictures of great memories. Fun, fun, fun!

ConnieJane said...

PS: Who's the ham in the orange shirt? lol

alan said...

Connie, that ham would be Caleb. By the time we were done John commented he was glad we bought a vest with a crotch strap as it made it much easier to hang onto him!

:o)

alan

b o o said...

sounds and looks great hugs

Hawaiianmark said...

Good on ya.

Aloha

Hill said...

I swear, there is virtually nothing better than spending a day on the water. Love it!

CrackerLilo said...

Usually when I say it feels like two days in one, I'm stressed, not happy. Glad things were different for you and yours. :-)

yellowdog granny said...

that looks like lots of fun...finally a thumbs up on pirates 3..everyone kept saying it was too long and not enough johnny depp...

Rice said...

I agree with Hill, a day in a boat cruising with grandpa, what is better than that? They will always remember this too. Thanks for sharing and bringing back sweet memories of my own times as a child on the water with my dad.

Dr. Deb said...

That was SO sweet!!!!!!

Lori said...

How cute! Though I have to admit, Caleb made me a little nervous (It's a mother thing)!

It looks like you had a wonderful day with your family. That's what life's all about, isn't it? Thanks for sharing!

Green tea said...

Alan That was so neat..
I needed that...

Hill said...

Your grandma was from Nocona? COOL. Boot capital of the world, ya know.
:-)

Sandy said...

how cool is that? Man, I wish I had a boat. You lucky guy!

Von Krankipantzen said...

It looks like everybody was having a blast. Your Caleb is a hoot. And a daredevil. And Talia all that and a bag of chips in her outfit with matching life jacket. They are so cute.

Heidi said...

I"m so happy I finally got high speed so I can enjoy moments like these :)

Nikki said...

I'm back!

kath said...

the best days of my young life were spent with my grandmother...
you are making magic for those kids, you know.. magic that will last

dragonflyfilly said...

ohhhh, i need some Gravol! - thanks for the exciting ride Talia! -- and i was also feeling a bit nervous, thinking Caleb was going to be bounced overboard for a minute there....

thanks for sharing this; it was such fun watching

later,
pj

Writer Mom said...

The video's adorable. I'd have had to take some dramamine to shoot it, though.
Sure brought back some great memories on the lake. So good to see families having a good time together.
Made me smile.

Also glad to hear a good Pirates 3 review. Haven't seen it yet. Can't believe we haven't, but when I heard the opening scene was scary, I had to rethink taking the kids...and all our usual babysitters want to see the movie, too!

Barbara said...

Gak, I think I got a bug in my mouth. That was great. Pass the sunscreen.
As a powersquardon member I'm glad to see that everyone had their life jackets on.

Those grandbabies are adorable!