It has been a good week. Monday we went and got some groceries. Guess that is not that exciting. The kids had not been getting along and it was driving me crazy. Dave was raking that evening as Jared baled so we had FHE with out him. I made the kids write two essays. 1. How I Can Respect and Obey my Parents and 2. Why I Love and Appreciate my Siblings. Didn't go exactly as I had planned, but they got the point. After we sat down and had a chat about how too much play time is not really a good thing. So Tuesday we got up and Cora finished the raking, Leah was babysitting, and Blake and I mowed. I figured they all needed to work. It was a much better day. Wednesday Natalie, her kids, and mom came up. They toured our house. I got some suggestions from Natalie about a few things and then we went to the lake. It was a nice warm day. We each packed a lunch.
Mom had brought a massive bag of peas from her garden that we all munched on forever. They where so good.
Natalie brought some cherries. Ben really enjoyed those.
Thursday we got a few things done in the morning, then Cora and I headed to her dentist to pick up a new retainer. We thought she had lost it in Boise, but of course the day the dentist calls to say the new one is in she found the old one. Nice! When we got back I made a pie to take to our ward activity that night. It was a BBQ party and everyone brought a pie. Friday I was walking on my treadmill when Dave came in and said he had the boat all hooked up and we where going to the lake. We all scrambled into swim suits and packed a picnic. Hardly anyone was there before lunch, it was beautiful.
We did some tubing and swimming.
Ate lunch. Dave taught me to drive the boat again. It has been about 8 years since we where out, but I still dislike driving just as much. It feels so out of control to me. I did it just well enough to pull Dave on the tube for awhile. When Dave first sat down in the tube, Cora was holding it for him. It was like watching slow motion. He sat down and slowly tipped back and flipped over into the water. We where laughing so hard.
Dave wants all the kids learning to drive the boat. Blake is the only one that wanted to yesterday. He took us clear across the lake to the spillway. He did a great job. A few more rides for all of us and one more swim.
Then it was time to go home.
Blake was not quite ready to be done. So this is how he rode the tube back in.
We got some ice cream and home we went. Today, Saturday is just our usually Saturday, cleaning, going to the dump etc. Oh last week we also got our septic system in and Dave finished the basement walls. We had heating guys working yesterday. Dave said, isn't it nice to have our house being worked on as we are out on the lake. :) It sure was.