I remember when we told one of our friends that we were thinking about adopting, one of her first comments was what it would be like take four kids on our boat. Somehow, four kids seemed easier than three this year though! Mostly because Casey was not a happy boater when he was Ella's age. He would cry and whine and make driving/wakeboarding/putting the boat away really stressful. Ella is the opposite and we are so grateful! She absolutely loves the boat, gasps with joy as the wind blows through her hair, cuddles with daddy on the tube, and happily goes along for however long the ride may be.
Jacob and Gavin keep getting more brave on the tube!
(Casey still requests to go REALLY SLOW.)
To the point where they try to stand without falling off. ;)
Grandpa and Grandma are always game for a day on the boat with us too.
Swimming with daddy on a warm summer day
Everyone relaxing on the tube!
(And another example of how Ella is way too brave!)
Awww... all tuckered out.
One day we drove out to the boat after visiting family and realized we had Sy in the car.
So we took Sy out on the boat for the first time!
We never thought to take him before... but I'm so glad we did!
He was so cute (and brave!) He jumped right up onto the boat's edge and bathed in the sun.
Adam wanted to take him for a swim, but I came to his rescue. (Poor guy is getting too old for that... he'd probably have a heart attack!)
I have a feeling that this will be one of my favorite pictures of Sy ever.
It just warms my heart.