Friday, July 24, 2009

Vacation - Day 3




So, vacation day 3...what a day!

First order of business was mowing the grass. It rained so much on vacation day 2 that my grass was super long - and it is supposed to be less than pleasant tomorrow. That being said, mowing was a necessity. Cousin Michelle volunteered to help, so I took her up on it. Mowing responsibilities at her house are that of the gardner, but today, it was all her. I loved having the help, it took half the time, and it looked great.

Second order of business...getting the girls up on a wakeboard. As you all know, my friends Amy and Gerrie are very generous with their boat. So they took us out...and both girls did awesome. Both popped right up out of the water, and we had them going up and down the river within 15 minutes! It was so fantastic to watch them - they had such a great time and were so proud of themselves for doing it. It was so great to watch them not only stand up and do it, but to watch their confidence increase. We were all incredibly proud of them. For more pictures, see my facebook page.

As is custom, we went to El Vaquero when we were done. Aunt Becky and Uncle Bill came and picked up the girls at the dock before we were done, and they went off to their annual slumber party at GAB and GUB's house. They were so excited to tell my parents about their experience...and were excited that GAB and GUB were taking them to dinner, as they had worked up quite the appetite!

Tomorrow, Michelle and I will enjoy a little shopping time on our own, before heading to Marysville for a family dinner - tacos and the "thing" that Karla makes for dessert. The "thing" actually might be one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. We always ask Karla to make it...it is this salty sweet strawberry jello thing that is freakin amazing..I have not tried to make it, because I am not sure I could ever make it as good as she does...

All in all, another great vaca so far with cousins...

3 comments:

The Monroes said...

Looks like so much fun!

Becky said...

Sounds like you are having a great time! How fun and neat you are so close to your family.

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

What a bunch of cuties! And may I say that your lawn looks beautiful! If the cousins are from CA, it makes sense that they don't cut their own lawn. It seems that none of us in CA cut our own lawns...that includes me!