Monday, May 07, 2012

Why did it take us so long?!

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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!

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We took a picnic and found a nice little spot to enjoy our lunch.

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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.

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These two pictures of Avery trying to watch the hover wasp as it hovered around her face really make me giggle!

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She liked the ants too!!

Then it was time to go down and investigate the water’s edge:

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Then we decided to try a little kayaking!! (Apparently we launched from an illegal spot… oops!)

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Avery and Daddy went first, and poor Ollie was very jealous!

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Avery is already developing some excellent paddling skills!

Meanwhile, on shore…

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“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.

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Rocks and gravel are the coolest.

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We have cute boys.

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Avery did an amazing job! Now we just need to figure out how to help her relax those feet. Nothing new there…

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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!

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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!

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She really enjoyed herself – laying back and soaking up the sun as we floated along!

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All in all, it was a very enjoyable afternoon! We will be going back, and soon!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Absolutely brilliant. It looks like the most idyllic place and so lovely for the children to be making new explorations and discoveries. Avery looks like a pro at kayaking - is there nothing that girl will not try. So good to see she has a healthy enjoyment of wildlife too - no wimp of a screechy girl there. These pictures are amazing and I love the expressions on the boys' faces as they play on the shore. Thank you so much for all this.