Yesterday we drove to a nearby lake where two of Röbby’s friends from college actually own a home. It makes me so mad when contemporaries of ours have things I think we should have, but Röbert insists that we “can’t afford” a second home. I need to talk to him about that.
Anywho, Stefan and Kathy don’t have kids, so they were delighted to get to share ours for the day. You can have motorboats on their lake, so they took the kiddos out for some fun on the water, while I relaxed and read my twitter feed back on the dock.
The children seemd to enjoy being pulled behind the boat, although I was feeling pretty frantic about getting some decent vacation shots before the sun went down! But once I saw the sunny smile on Starling’s face, I knew I had to relax and go with the flow.
Everyone tried to waterski after lunch but no one, not even Mr. Athlete Merlin, could stand up. Finally, we put Hummus on a wake board, and guess what?
Röbby and Stefan haven’t seen each other in over a year and they certainly had a wonderful time together. Kathy is honestly kind of a pill. For some reason she has just never warmed up to me, so I was glad when it was time to leave.
On the way home I saw a beautiful meadow and we stopped to take a couple of spontaneous snapshots. Of course my lil’ artist, Starling got a great one after about 90 minutes of shooting.
This vacation has just been such a joyous whirlwind. I still need some photos of the children holding giant stuffed animals at a country fair, eating ice cream, eating watermelon and frolicking at water’s edge.