Low: Bella woke up with a serious crick in the neck, which caused her to not be herself most of the day. She actually laid on the seat of the boat most of the time. She was sweet almost the whole day, which was really pleasant. (Very different from the last time we went out on the lake all day.)
High: Having helpers to get our crew loaded. Here's Mom wheeling the twins to the boat via wagon.
Low: As it turns out, we think Lily was a bit traumatized from our last canoe trip, and she was very nervous/anxious to get back out on the water. Even in a pontoon boat. This extreme fear came out several times throughout the day, unfortunately. At one point as the boat was rocking, she was yelling, "We are going to tip! Turn on the motor! We need to leave now and go home." Poor thing. It was sad, but I think boat day was therapeutic in the end. She also managed to fall asleep in John's arms, which is almost unheard of for her.
High: All being together. Boating was a great way to enjoy one another. My siblings are just the best. Fact.
High: Tubing fun with the fam. Our girls were not up for it, but John and I sneaked in a mini-tubing date. So romantic.
High: The lake provides all kinds of entertainment, like cliff jumping for John. He's got great jumping form.
High: Both girls perked up in the afternoon and even began to enjoy things. We managed to get them both out into the water, though Lily had to be bribed with a sugar cookie and wanted back onto the boat almost immediately. Bella had a blast.
High: The twins had a great day out on the water. The combination of the loud motor and constant rocking had them soothed most of the day. Also, William looks awesome in his cousin's sunglasses.
Low: All good things must come to an end, and Bella in particular was quite vocal about her displeasure when it was time to get out of the water and go back to the marina. This picture is right before that.
All in all, the boat day was a great success! I heart time away with family.