One of the lake days, our old kayaks were pulled out to play with. I have so many memories with those! My cousins and I had so much fun playing with them. There were lots of bumps and bruises and we learned very quickly that the paddles are sharp! The fun never stopped with those yellow boats. When we used to go to Shuswap Lake, my brother and I would carry them down to the beach in the morning. I always held on at one end (I can't remember which) and moan and groan about the weight and rocks in my sandals. But it was all so worth it! I loved sharing the kayaks with my children and husband and including them in my sweet memories. The entire time we were at the beach, all four kayaks were being used and played with. It was especially fun to see my cousin's children play with them the same way my cousins and I used to play with them. Sweet, sweet memories.
“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.”Deng Ming-Dao
Notes Tagged: Holidays
We went to Kootenay lake 3 times. Greta was a serious trooper. She went days and days without a regular nap! My girls love the water and were so happy to be there. Plus, there were lots of cousins and other family members to play with. My uncle Peter, took us out on his boat and while I was worried that Greta would be frightened, she in fact loved it. We ate so many BC cherries - BC fruit is amazing! While it was a little crazy at times (Greta was constantly snacky for example), it was so worth it to go spend that time with people we love.
Another one of our days there, we went to Moyie Lake. It was a pretty lake with a fairly sandy beach. The lake remained wading depth for a long, long ways out. This was a happy play day for the girls. They played so well together. We were all reluctant to leave, but there was thunder and lightning and my sister, Kimberly, was arriving any time. Happy day!
We all have a small obsession with my brother's son, Hudson. He's so cute! Conor hadn't met him in the flesh until this trip - crazy right?! We loved loving him! It was so much fun making him laugh and tickling him. And it was always sad when it was one of his naptimes. We got a hoot out of his funny faces and sweet noises. I wish I could see Hudson a lot more. I sure do love that little guy!
I took a lot of photos while we were in Yahk! I won't share them all here - I plan on compiling the photos into a book though. One of the first days we were there, we went to play in the river before the rain came. My girls were crazy about the blow-up dragon. It was my sister's and was originally purchased something like 10 years ago. The river was nippy, but the girls were still happy to float around!