Saturday, September 17, 2011

One More Kayak -- Sunday Snapshot

On Labor Day, we took the kids to the lake so Oak could take them kayaking.  I stayed ashore taking pictures and reading my book--Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.  Sounds a lot more relaxing than it was since they were only out on the water 1 hour of the 4 we were at the park~11-3 which my book calls poolside lighting because one might as well sit by the pool instead of try to get great photos in the harsh light.  But I took photos anyway (too much of our life happens between 11-3 not to) and now you get to see them...some of them.
 We have inflatable kayaks--great for storage, tedious for set-up.
 I'm ready, Daddy!
 On the way out.
 Cannot miss his bright life jacket!
 Finally all set!
 On the way back!  (I read while they were out of sight.)
 Ambrosia, aaah!
 Can we go swimming?
 Not yet.
 I don't know what these are.
 My flip-flop is dirty!  So I'll take it off and walk around barefoot!
 Now you can go swimming.

 Time to pack up.
 I almost scolded someone else's child for going too far--oh, IKEA birthday vest, not my son!
Where is Daddy with the car?  I'm tired!  Maybe next year we'll have a third kayak and I'll go out on the water...or maybe not.  Then I would have to paddle myself!  Oak's kayak will fit two adults.  Maybe we can leave the kids with someone and go out together someday.  I would enjoy that though I would have trouble leaving my camera behind (and safe!)

Sunday Snapshot



No Greater Love said...

What a fun Labor Day!

Don't you just love inflatable boats? Caleb bought one this summer, and they are pretty amazing. For some reason it is just shocking to me that they hold us all, and stay afloat. But you're right the set up is loooong.

I love the pictures, as usual!!!

Martha said...

What a great way to spend labor day weekend. Love the fun family photos.

Shannon said...

Beautfiul pictures! So fun to see your family in action!

Liz said...

Gorgeous photos! I felt like I was there with them.

Nancy said...

Good book! Dry but good stuff! And your photos are lovely! So so good! So the book is helping a bit? What a wonderfully fun family day!

Kristi said...

Looks like you had much better weather on Labor Day than we did here in NC. Love that last picture of your three kids.

The Johnsons said...

I love those kayaks! My parents just got 2 and brought them on our family vacation. Aren't they the best! Oh and I just found out those are called snow berries on our recent trip to Northwest Trek.