Thursday, August 21, 2008

Photot Story Friday: The "Big Lake" and Mama Mia

We live less than 45 minutes from Lake Michigan, but very rarely make it to the "big lake". We have a man made beach right near our house and another up where my in laws live where we have gone a couple of times this summer. Not to mention the city pool that once discovered, has been frequented every weekend for the last couple of months.

But, there really is nothing like the "big lake". Somehow, digging a hole, jumping waves, and making sand moats just has a different feeling when you can't see the other side of a lake...probably because the "big lake" is all we ever did when I was growing up.

So yesterday morning, I realized that we hadn't had a visit with my parents in several months that didn't involve a ton of family and I wanted to get one in before school starts (sob sob). So we got up and headed up to Spring Lake for our adventure.

When the boys hit the lake, first they enjoyed just playing in the water

Grandma and Aaron then grabbed the buckets and headed back to the water again

Meanwhile, Noah saw a boy getting himself buried and wanted to try it too.

Does anybody remember that Friends episode where they buried Joey and gave him the big gazongas? That's what I was thinking the whole time I was doing this.

But the kid just wouldn't sit still. So my thought, let's make a big hole and sit him down into it.

Digging the hole was actually A LOT of work!

After getting a deep enough hole, Noah slid right in and Aaron was fascinated.

So after he broke out of his entrapment, we were ALL sandy and headed back to the water. The water, although a little brisk, was just perfect and the boys and I had a blast...thank you to Grandma for taking pictures...I never have any pictures of me playing with them.

Then after a quick snack break...

The boys were off to play at the playground with Grandpa. I was rearing for more lake time but the boys were done and ready to move on.

After getting back to Grandma and Grandpa's for a bath (of course, Grandma's specialty) and some instruction from Grandpa on the fine art of how to play War

We were headed to Aunt Shannon's to pick up my Mama Mia soundtrack and head home.

You've never seen anything until you have experienced a three year old dance in the car to ABBA songs. It's only 30 gotta look...

The "jump in the water one" that Aaron is referring to is the clip from Mama Mia that I showed him on the computer from "Dancing Queen" in the movie.

A fun day to be had by all. Have a great weekend everybody.


Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

My husband went to Lake Michigan about 2 years ago and he loved it. He said "It's like the ocean only better because you don't have to deal with salt water." Great pics!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

It looks so much calmer than it was when we were there! I'd love to make it back again this summer, but it probably won't happen. Sigh. Oh well - hopefully we'll at least make it to the pool with you guys tomorrow.

Love Aaron's dancing! :)

Debbie Yost said...

What a crazy boy! I love it. Peanut was dancing to ABBA this morning. Her dancing is turning in circles till she falls down. I think I like Aarons version even better!

Dad of Divas said...

Ok... I loved the picts... but the video made me fall over in my seat... hillarious!

Courtney said...

Aaron was just gettin down with his bad self! Hee hee, great pictures, and it was great to see you with the boys. I have the same problem, always taking the pictures, never in them.

Tammy said...

I LOVE THE VIDEO!!!! He's so cute grooving to the tunes!

My Wonderful Men said...

We are 10 mins from Lake Mich. and it's hard to get to the beach with our crazy schedules.

It is fun once you are there though.

bethn said...

What a cutie!

Kellie said...

Wow The Big Lake is beautiful! And your boys are so cute! Hope you had a great weekend!