Yesterday (Saturday) we went boating with my parents. Nate, Rachelle, and Owen also went along. It was the first long boat outing for both of the youngest boys. Shelby and Jake were excited to get out on the water in Grandpa's new boat. His new boat holds all his kids, their spouses/significant others, and grandkids. We are very excited. It was a beautiful day could not have asked for better weather. Both Owen and Jadon did great. Jadon was so relaxed it was funny. He did not fuss once while we were out there. Owen and his mommy got in the water and Owen was not thrilled with that experience but I think it was the life jacket more than anything.
The most exciting part of the day for me was when Nate looked over at Shelby and said "Well, lets get you ready to ski". Later I told him good job. If he had asked her if she wanted to ski she probably would have said no but he just told her and she did not argue. It was brilliant. I had talked with her on the way to Clinton Lake about trying skiing. I thought she would be great at it because of her runner's legs and her strength. She was! On her second try she got up and stayed up for a long run. It was awesome. I was soooo proud of her and she was having a blast. You could see it on her face. She went a few more times but each time she would have a harder time getting up and going so we could tell she was tired. Jake got out there to try but right as he would get up the skiis would fall off so Grandpa said he was going to look for a pair of junior skiis. We went out on the water around 1 and came in off the water around 4. It was a great day. Shelby said how much fun she had the whole way home. Here are some pics from the day.