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To me, there is no better way to spend Memorial Day than with family and friends, at the lake, and ending with a cook-out (this year, though, there was just family, no friends). We took Reid out on the boat for the first time this year and he loved it!!! We’re going to start trying to get out on the boat once a week as a family to really get him used to it, because Matt is so ready for our little man to start doing lake activities…ie. surfing, wake-boarding, tubing, etc. (although this Momma is giving a strict timeline on when Reid can begin doing said lake activities and no involvement before the age of 3!!). Matt goes every Friday, so he definitely gets full use of the boat! We just enjoyed being out in the sun on Monday, and Matt and my dad surfed in the wake of the boat – if you haven’t seen this, it’s pretty cool. They can weigh the boat with “fat sacs” to create a bigger wake, and they are literally surfing in the wake. After our fun in the sun, we headed back over to our house where Matt used his new Big Green Egg (an early anniversary gift to us…) to grill out hamburgers and my grandparents came over. Be on the look out for the Hands Down, Best Brownie Dessert Ever recipe to be posted on my food blog – I mean, it’s one of my 2 all-time favorite desserts that my mom makes!!! In fact, speaking of, it’s in my freezer right now and I think I’m due for an afternoon snack in the form of dessert……..
Already practicing driving the boat…seriously, I could eat his little body up!!!! Are ya’ll obsessed with your child’s body? Ok, that sounds really weird when I type it like that….maybe “obsessed with your child’s body” is the wrong phrase….
Watching Pop-Pop surf with Mimi
We were a little surprised that Reid wanted to put his feet in the water that was on the ledge on the back of the boat – he would usually be a little unsure of that, especially because it was cold – but he loved it!
Pop-Pop is so silly! Here he is posing with his injured shoulder (check out the bump on his left shoulder), and then pretending to be falling off the boat!
I love these next pictures!!!
Family pic…love these boys!!!
Reid is waving to a passing boat…
Daddy and Reid with their semi-matching O-Neil board shorts….walking with Mommy
After a nap, Reid was ready to slide on his swing set!!! (Notice anything funny behind the swing set? We have no fence right now!!!! The fence people came on Memorial Day and knocked down our fence, and they’ll be back to put in an even bigger, better fence – can’t wait!)