Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Blue Run

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”).

We had such a fun day playing in the water and soaking up the sun with Pappy, Nie-Nie & Kels. DSCN4472

AB & Nie-Nie

Mamie Girl enjoyed her very first visit to the run, too! DSCN4414

Annabelle loved it this year! DSCN4448She stayed in the water way longer than anyone else wanted to, and when she got out for a couple minutes, she was ready to get right back in. DSCN4437


She thought she was big stuff getting to take pictures with my underwater camera. She loves her Aunt Nen’s, so she was excited we have our own now, too. DSCN4422

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-boatDSCN4451 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. DSCN4456

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.



Surrounded-By-Boys said...

OH NO! A SNAKE!!!! man..I was JUSt getting used to floating the Run and now I won't !! HAHAHAH looks like y'all had a great time though!!

Mallory said...

Looks like a fun time! I love the piggie picture! :)

Immeasurably More Mama said...

I think it's so neat that y'all have a place on Blue Run to visit year after year with your family...Such a great tradition! These pics of your girls are so cute! I was looking through old pics last week and came across the ones from the time we joined y'all for some river fun. Our "big" kids looked like babies back then! :'(

Mary said...

First of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pic that AB took of her toes underwater...priceless!! Second, that snake picture gave me the willies. Ugh. I hate snakes.

Crystal said...

I love that ruffle bottom bathing suit...sweet!

Carrie said...

That snake would have done me in!!! I shivered just looking at the picture. Yikes! So excited you got an underwater camera for your birthday. Obviously, AB has claimed it as her own :) Ha!