Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Camping and Boating Weekend!!!

We had our first real family camping trip this last weekend. Some friends invited us to a lake about 2 miles away in Missouri. Clifton and I took off Friday afternoon and pulled down the waverunners and Mike and the big boys met us that night. We had a fabulous time! There was unlimited water sport activity, beautiful scenery, yummy food and great company! We stayed untill Tuesday afternoon and hit our only storm as we drove home.
The boys loved riding the waverunners. Clifton was mildly terrified at first, but as long as we went pretty slow, he liked the ride too. Clifton loved to play in the dirt and rocks with his trucks. He insisted on wearing his baseball hat at all times. He threw a fit if we tried to get him to wear any other type of hat.
Mike was in heaven on the ski and wakeboard. I think he's trying to figure out a way to justify and finance a boat... maybe in a few more years.

Henry loved the kneeboard. He was a little scared to get on his knees and hold the rope, but he loved surfing in the water.

But he did it!

He even tried getting up on water skiis, but they were too big for him and he couldn't controll them.
Somehow I managed to get up though...

And fall down.
George was an animal. He had absolutely no fear. He was a natural on the knee board and was crossing the wake, turning backward and trying to jump.
One of the guys on the trip was a competitive wakeboarder and he took George out on the wakeboard with him and gave him the ride of his life. They jumped the wake and had a great time. George was just disapointed Hayden didn't try to do a flip with George. (I wasn't.)
Needless to say, George insisted on wakeboarding by himself, and after a couple attempts, he was up and did pretty well. (Better than his mother did!)Tammy and I took a turn on the tube durring some choppier water. I was more sore from that tube ride than anything else. My neck is still hurting!

The boat bug has certainly hit the Floyd home. Now if we could just get Mike through his training...


Shannon and Brad said...

Hi Amanda! This looks like a blast. We just bought a boat, but I haven't been on it yet. Can't wait. How are you doing? I love your sister's aprons. I bought 10 of them!

Lara said...

Wow! George is way better at all that than I am! It looks like you guys had a great time!

West Family said...

Uh-oh, not the boat craving! If it were warmer here I am sure Kris would have sold one of our kids to get a boat. Lucky for our finances he hates cold water! It looks like you had a great time. Hope everything else is going well!