Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lake Powell Here We Come!

Some people might say that I was crazy (even I thought I was) for taking three small kids to Lake Powell without Brandon. However, due to the help of my family and the other guests on the houseboat we had a fabulous time. The weather was perfect; not to hot or to cold. There was a slight breeze and not any wind storms. Also, the water was around 80 degrees. The only thing that would have made this trip better would have been for Brandon to be there.

Since I was about ten or so my family and I visited Lake Powell a couple of times a year. Some of my memories growing up are going to Lake Powell as a family.

The kids did a great job at Lake Powell. Even though they had to wear a life jacket all of the time except when they were sleeping and there was not a spot for them to run around they were for the most part very happy and content.

We went down to Lake Powell on a Monday and came home on Wednesday. The kids had a great time. They loved swimming in the water with everyone. The babies especially loved playing motor boat. Motor boat is a game where you start out spinning in circles very slow and then start getting faster and faster. The faster you would get spinning the harder the two birds were laughing.

Little Emmy would mumble her way through the song while you were singing it.

Hyrum loved sneaking up on people and squirting them with water through the water noodles. Hyrum also liked looking for sea shells on the beach to take back to his friends.

The kids loved when my dad would swim in the lake and find rocks to bring to them. My dad would bring the rocks to the kids while they were standing in the boat and they would chuck them back into the water. The kids would get so excited and cheer for my dad when he would find them rocks. They were having the time of their lives. I think my dad was too. Who would guess that finding rocks would make kids so happy.

Hyrum and Emmy were able to ride on the jet ski with Camille.Hyrum and Emily were a little nervous, but seemed to enjoy themselves. Hyrum and Camille on the jet ski

Camille and Emmy

The kids also loved riding on Papa's big green boat. As Hyrum will tell you Papa's boat can go FAST. Both of the boys thought it was pretty cool that Papa would let them help drive the boat.
The kids all got turns on the tube behind the boat. Emmy wasn't quite so sure about the tube, but seemed to enjoy her ride.
Mommy and Emmy

Hyrum liked the tube ride as long as the boat didn't go too fast. He really liked it went Papa rode the tube with him. However, he didn't like the tube so much when it started to sink while he and I were on the tube while the boat was starting to pull. I was very proud of him for being willing to get on the tube again right after going under the water. Hyrum and mommy
Hyrum and Papa

Ben would have stayed out on the tube for hours. He loved being out on the tube. Both Hyrum and Emmy had their fill of the tube and Ben still wasn't finished with his turn. If someone was out wake boarding, tubing, skiing, Ben was trying to climb out of the boat to get to them. Lake Powell was made for Ben.
Camille and Ben
Both babies on the tube with Camille and Mommy
Hyrum and Mommy
Camille and Ben

Even I joined in on the fun. My sister and I rode the tube a few times and had the time of our lives. My sister has a great sense of humor and was making me laugh the whole time during our tube runs. Most of the time I was laughing so hard I could not keep holding on (at least that is my excuse).
Camille and I
I was also able to water ski which made me very pleased since I haven't been water skiing very often in the past couple of years.

After we came back to my parents house, Hyrum helped my dad clean the boat. Hyrum was so happy to help Papa in any way he could.Even though in the pictures the kids' skin is a little read, no one except myself got sunburned.

Overall, it was a great trip and everyone had a wonderful time.


gardeniagirl said...

Fun! I love Lake Powell. I, too, would take my kids in a heartbeat if given the opportunity. Ya gotta live it up while you can.

Brianne said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. That is so cute that the kids really enjoyed themselves. And, how fun for your family to get to see you and the kids for so long! I bet they loved it!

Bonnie said...

Oh, I love Lake Powell! It is like the greates place ever! Looks like fun!