We were invited to join some family friends at their lake last weekend, and oh wow, I am so glad we did! I was a little (okay, a lot) nervous about bringing Everett on a boat. And I was extremely nervous about bringing him on a boat with OTHER PEOPLE, because you know, I figured he would scream his head off. I am happy that I was so wrong. He loved the boat! He got this dreamy smile on his face and let the wind whip around his cute blonde mane and his eyes would slowly close, as if he were drinking it all in. Every once in a while he would come to his senses again, widen his eyes and cry a little, but then he would sink back into his dreamy nautical slumber, and oh, it was pretty adorable. That boy. He's stolen my heart BIG TIME. I'm a goner over here.
We swam, tubed, jet skied, ate a ridiculously perfect lunch, boated over to the dock where there is an ice cream stand (and devoured some ice cream sandwiches!), and cruised like only the maritime crowd do. It was wonderful. It was snazzy. Now I'm all, "Let's just return our house and buy a LAKE HOUSE!!!"
In the midst of moving from our house to our new house very slowly (AKA a little bit everyday, which is turning out to be painful), we really needed to do something fun and outdoorsy. I felt so refreshed (and I'll admit, reeeeeeally sore) after playing on the water all day. While Stevie and I pretended we were kids again, tearing up the water on that jet ski, reminiscing about all the other cool places we've jet skied together (Florida! Nassau! New England!), Everett lounged comfortably in his Mimi's arms, without shrieking, and it just felt SO GOOD. I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to let loose a little bit and just enjoy the water. Thank you, Ron & Carolyn, for the most perfect day on the water!