Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lake Day

This past Saturday, Heath, Ella and I joined our Sunday school class for a day at the lake. And it was so much fun.

Ella had never swam in a lake so I thought for sure she would be a little intimidated, but she was not. She is quite the little fish this summer.

We literally swam for almost 5 hours straight.

Getting ready to jump in.

Ella and Toby on the boat.

Me and my good friend Melissa.

Bear, Melissa's son, and Ella both passed out on me. At this point we had already been swimming for 4 hours, so the boat definitely lulled them to sleep.

Heath driving the speed boat.

Ella was so unbelievably brave all day in the water! She even jumped off this dock to Heath.

And I just have to say, I know this picture seems random, but if you look up the stairs, there is another dock up top. It's about 20 feet up from the water and I jumped off it. It took much to pump me up, but I have this competitive nature in me and usually it's just against myself. I do not like to chicken out of things. It's kind of like an OCD thing. No matter how scared I am, I force myself to do it. So I did and it was okay. I didn't repeat it, but it satisfied my crazy self enough just doing it once.

It was a great day!

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Helen said...

How fun! You guys are making such great memories for Ella.

Melissa said...

Had so much fun with you girl and your sweet family!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Wow, I'm impressed by your jump! Love the swimmies on Ella!

Kristina said...

What a great day! You didn't even tell me that you Actually DID jump!! Way to go!! :)

Tyler said...

so fun! I love the pic of Ella and Bear asleep on you. So sweet.