Saturday morning, AB was up around 6:30. This RARELY happens at our house. My children have all taken after their mother and they like to sleep. I couldn’t blame her for waking up SO EARLY though---I was excited about the day, too!
We were headed to Blue Run.
We packed up our sunscreen, snacks and swimsuits and hit the road. We had barely crossed over the first cattle gap in our drive way when AB asked to make sure her Daddy had grabbed her “fishing rod” – she blows our mind with the things she can remember! We haven’t been to Blue Run since August and that was the last time she used her fishing “rod” – (I have a hard time calling it a rod, I always call it a pole, but apparently on Mickey Mouse, it’s a “rod”).
AB & Nie-Nie
Her self portrait of her piggies underwater
and a pic of Mommy & Mames
No trip to the river is complete without a ride on the float-boat to the head for a swim in the really clear, non-grassy part. (which just happens to be my favorite). :) The only thing you have to worry about getting you up there are “Pappy-Gators” – but they only chase the grandkids…not the daughter-in-laws, so I’m safe.
We did have a little excitement on our way back down the river… DW, his Daddy, his Dad’s friend, and AB were all floating in front of the boat when they heard a splash from the back of the boat. Pappy’s friend, in a very serious tone, told DW to get AB in the boat NOW. DW lifted her up to me on the boat and then they all climbed on (after they had all seen what was in the water with them)… there was a HUGE (and looked ever BIGGER in the water) snake trying to climb on the back of the pontoon. EEKKK… At first glance everyone thought it was a water moccassin, (especially when they were IN the water with it!) but after it fell off and swam to the edge, they determined it was a water snake. Either way, I hate a snake.
Annabelle has asked us at least a dozen times when we are going back to Blue Run, so I’m pretty sure we’ll be staying the whole time during Pappy & Nie-Nie’s week this summer if she has anything to do with it! :) And I will be just fine if we don’t see another snake when we do.