Monday, September 7, 2009

Traveling by Boat

Ivy loves boats. I believe the fascination began as we would pass several boat dealerships on our daily journey from Lexington to Nicholasville last school year. She would point out the boats with all of their hugeness. She typically would obsess over the brightly colored boats. Then without fail, she would remind me that boats drive on water and we drive on the road. I think she thought we were only kidding when we began telling her that she was going to ride on a boat. Every day for the past month, she has been asking if that would be the day for the boat ride, and this weekend it finally came!

We traveled to the BIG city of Glasgow to Barren River Lake to hang out with my family. To be specific, we all crammed into my Aunt and Uncle's lake house, all 17 adults and 2 babies!!! We had a great time. Ivy loved hanging out with everyone and being toted around by my cousins. She loved showing Baby Cole what a big girl she was, except when she reverted back to baby land enjoying many adventures in his walker and shaking his rattle toys. But the best part of all... she spent 2 days on a big red boat and even took 2 rides on the bright red water mo-mo (jetski). Ivy was brave and jumped right in to the lake (Mommy pretended to be brave in the dark, murky, lake water)!! Here are a few pictures to capture our good time. Thanks to Aunt Dee and Uncle Paul for being the hostess with the mostest!

Ivy driving the boat with Shea!

Ivy, Harper, and Shea ready for the boat.

Daddy and Ivy swimming- so brave!

A great place for a nap- I loved holding my sleeping baby! This hasn't happened in over a year :)

Ivy and Nana taking it all in!

Ivy riding in Cole's walker. She liked being the "baby!"

Cousins :)

Rachel and Cole cheering for Auburn... while Cole's daddy roots for Alabama! Family divided~

Ivy brushing Harper's hair.

PS- I need a new camera ASAP! Mine is about to bite the dust, so apologies for the poor quality of these pictures!


  1. It looks like such a great time. Ivy is so cute! and BRAVE!

  2. Looks like you all had a great time! It must have been nice to get to snuggle while she napped, I miss those too!

  3. Ivy was so good while we were there. I think she had a great time with her cousins. I wish Anthony and Chelsea could have joined us!

  4. Looks like a blast was had by all. Makes we wish we had a boat. What fun they are.


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