Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lake Powell 2008

Lake Powell this year was one of the best years we have had as far as the kids go.  It was so neat to have Spencer a little older and actually ENJOY being in the water, on the tube and even trying out water skis!  Spencer also enjoyed being with all his boy cousins.  That kid is growing up way too quickly.  Grandma planned lot of crafts and fun things for the kids to do, which was especially nice for Natalie (she is SO into that kind of thing right now).  Grandma and Natalie were best friends the entire trip, which was good to have a companion on the house boat because she was completely terrified of the speed boat.  She would scream the entire ride, but luckily by the end she had eased up a little and would only cry if we let go of her hand (even if the boat was stopped).  Bailey probably had the hardest time being there, just not the right age.  She was terrified of the water, so she spent most of the day in the hot boat.  I think that she loved a little more attention than normal from mom and dad though.  Tanner just couldn't wait to get into the water so that he could fall to sleep.  Literally every time that we went in the water for a swim he fell to sleep.  Cute boy!  The food was awesome as always and the company was even better.  Someday we will be able to completely enjoy ourselves when ALL of our kids are old enough to enjoy the water and the sun without being forced.  But until then we will take what we can get.

Grandma and Natalie putting together visors.

Natalie and Grandma again, watch the FLAT SCREEN they put on the houseboat this summer.

Mom doing Megan's hair in braids.
Picture of everyone crammed into the family room the first night of our trip.  It began to rain and rained hard.  A funny site to see 25 people trying to get down the narrow spiral staircase.
Another shot of the room.
Natalie girl
Spencer with the cool visor he made.
Bailey girl.
Our sleeping Tanner boy.
Adam, Grayden and Spencer enjoying themselves in the tube.
Spencer and Dad water skiing.  
Tanner, Mom, Natalie, Spencer, Megan, Talmage and Natalie.
Tanner boy sleeping again.
Dad and our Tanner boy.
Everyone enjoying the water.  
Oh, and Tanner sleeping AGAIN!
Tanner and Grandpa were having so much fun playing on the shore.
Pure joy.
Bailey, Spencer and Natalie on the car ride home.
Mom trying to catch some Zzzz's (Natalie and Tanner played tag team on the houseboat)
Dad showing off the growth of his beard over the week.

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