This past weekend we discovered the joys of Carvins Cove. We have lived 10-15 minutes from this treasure for the past 9 years, but have never made it out there before, which is crazy! Gabe has taken his mountain bike out on the trails a couple of times, but we haven’t been out to enjoy the lake until now. But now that we have been, we will definitely be going back as often as possible!
We took a picnic and found a nice little spot to enjoy our lunch.
Very pretty, peaceful and quiet. (Until other people came along, how rude!)
Avery really, really enjoyed all her little bug “friends”! A hover wasp was the first one to come and investigate Avery and her lunch.
These two pictures of Avery trying to watch the hover wasp as it hovered around her face really make me giggle!
She liked the ants too!!
Then it was time to go down and investigate the water’s edge:
Then we decided to try a little kayaking!! (Apparently we launched from an illegal spot… oops!)
Avery and Daddy went first, and poor Ollie was very jealous!
Avery is already developing some excellent paddling skills!
Meanwhile, on shore…
“This rock belongs in the deeper water, Mom… can I throw it?!” The boys enjoyed the little waves caused by the occasional small motor boat.
Rocks and gravel are the coolest.
We have cute boys.
Avery did an amazing job! Now we just need to figure out how to help her relax those feet. Nothing new there…
Then it was time for Brogan and Mommy to take a spin! Brogan paddled for about 2 minutes before he’d had enough of the paddle. So Daddy tied his kayak to mine and I towed him around for a while, which he loved!
That’s a happy boy! Then the boys watched a movie in the jeep, and then did a little (very little!) fishing, while Avery and I did some more kayaking. She paddled for a while, but then wanted to be towed like Brogan. Haha!
She really enjoyed herself – laying back and soaking up the sun as we floated along!
All in all, it was a very enjoyable afternoon! We will be going back, and soon!