I shared yesterday about half of my restful and relaxing day at my parent’s house. After our lunch we went down to the boat for a little swim.
Here’s my mom and Belle.
It was our first time swimming in the river this year and I wasn’t sure how Belle would like it. Although if I thought about how much she loves to take baths and swim in her pool at home I should have known.
Here’s Belle and Aunt Nellie getting ready to get in.
And there she goes.
All was going great until…
My parent’s dog Cobo decided that he wanted to float on the raft too.
You’ve got to be kidding me.
While Cobo used the raft my sister ran to the other boat to get a different life jacket but Belle wanted to get in the water. So my dad held her off the side of the boat so she could kick.
Here’s me and the kiddos. We got Pip all geared up to get in the water too.
Only he didn’t like it. You can’t really see here but he was screaming his head off.
He’d much prefer hanging out on the dock with my brother Jim where it’s dry.
My sister and dad finally convinced me to quit being a big chicken and get in the freezing cold water. It was all great until the wind picked up and our raft started floating away. I had to paddle (and by paddle I mean flail my arms in the water) back to the boat and I think when my doctor referred to “light activities” as being ok she was not referring to flailing around in the river on a raft. Ouch.
We had about enough of swimming and my sister wanted to take Belle out tubing. I already showed you one of the pictures from tubing here. My hubby made a comment on that post that y’all shouldn’t be deceived and that we were only going 5 miles an hour. Well if we were on the big boat that would have been correct. But we were on my brother’s boat and my dad was flying my baby around on that raft going 15-18 miles per hour.
And she loved it!
Not sure if you can see the look on Belle’s face. She went tubing two times and each time when we pulled them back on the boat she had this look. We weren’t sure if she was traumatized or just reliving the excitement of the tube or what. But she didn’t speak for a good 5 minutes – which is a very long time for Belle not to speak. I guess she’s ok because she kept wanting to go back in the water.
We headed back to the marina and spent some time resting on the other boat. Here’s Belle trying on Aunt Nellie’s hat.
We were all wiped so went back to the house and crashed. After naps the babies watched some Baby Einstein and I took a few pain pills.
There ya have it. My first day of rest and relaxation. Hopefully today’s activities involve more rest and relaxation that is actually restful and relaxing. And definitely nothing that involves flailing violently in the river!