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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Fun in the Sun

Make sure to check out the new post below this one!

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….

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Watching Pop-Pop surf with Mimi

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Daddy’s turn!

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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!

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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!

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I love these next pictures!!!

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Family pic…love these boys!!!

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Reid is waving to a passing boat…


Daddy and Reid with their semi-matching O-Neil board shorts….walking with Mommy

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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!)

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the rodriguez crew said...

oh my goodness, wait until you see the next post I will have up! it's jagger in that same lifejacket, and matt is trying to teach him to waterski... at 18 mo! I'm just like you, I'm worried that my Matt is a tad too anxious to turn Jagger into a waterski champion at the ripe old age of ONE ... so I'm keeping a close eye on things. :)

LOVE these pics... and OH! Yes, i'm totally "obsessed with my child's body!" hehe! I stare at his little bitty shoulder muscles, his teeny perfect calves, those barely there pecks - and visualize him when he's a cute teenager!! is that so weird!?!? :)

Tiffany said...

Love these pics! What a GREAT Memorial Day weekend! The lake is the perfect place for water sports and cookin' out!! We do a lot of that around here :-)

Katie said...

What a great weekend on the boat! Looks like a blast and I think Reid looks adorable in his mini life jacket! Just so precious!!

The Leonard Four said...

i love all these pics! reid is totally adorable and i think he has the cutest little body ever! i'm also obsessed with my girl's little bodies! stare at them all the time and pinch their little booties about 100 times a day!

looks like y'all had a great weekend! the weather was PERFECT! :)

Following Him said...

I LOVE the updates and pictures :) I remember teaching my brother, at 2, to tube with me...oh the memories and the FUN!

Donnell Days said...

What a fun Memorial Day! I love the smiling pics of Reid...too cute! I need to chat with you about his life jacket...we need a new one for the lake this summer for Hudson. He hated the one last year, so I definitely need to find a better one this year.

Lucy said...

such a cute post. I love all of the pictures of Reid on the boat and the ones of him walking with Matt. What a fun Memorial Day y'all had!

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B.E.A.L. said...

what a fabulous memorial day weekend report! so glad yall enjoyed it together as a family!

love all the pics and especially reid in his little life jacket!

kinsey said...

such a fun time on the boat. we had friends out last year and we put their 13 month old on the tube! ha. of course they were with him...but still, i know i won't have a prayer when it comes to my kids. scott will have them doing everything as soon as possible!

oh, and i saw your post on swistle. here are my thoughts on names...not that you asked ;-)

1. owen - LOVE it
2. clark - it's a family name for us and might be used on #2 or #3 ;-)
3. todd

i do still like luke too though!

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

so fun...looks like y'all had a blast!! i think we need a playdate on the boat!!!=) these are such cute pictures!!!

Team Carroll said...

All these pics are SO cute!! And how cute are you?! And so tiny!!! Sounds like you guys had a great Memorial Day weekend!!! We miss y'all!! Can't wait to see you soon!!

Dunhams said...

What a fun day!! I SOOOO wish we had a boat! And Reid does look super cute in all those shame in being "obsessed" with his body! How could we not be, they're all just so stinkin' cute!!