On Friday, we spent the day at Jackson lake. We rented a couple of stand up paddle boards and set about trying to use them. The Mandell family, especially K and A, took right too it. They had to sit down on the board a few times when their balance was in question, but not one of them went into the lake at all.
Here's one picture of me just getting to my feet the first time. I fell off just a few moments after that.Mike didn't fair much better than I did and found himself all wet several times as well.
It took a long time to convince Jack to ride not he board, and then he freaked out and I had to take him right back in. He was sure he was going to fall off and didn't trust mom (maybe for good reason admittedly because he saw me fall in several times).
Look at that, we even got Grandma in the water.
Tom waiting for us at the turn out and taking pictures.
After that, we headed back to camp for some cleanup. The next morning, we packed up and headed for home. We drove to Ceour de 'Alane on Saturday and spent the night there. We came on Sunday, stopped for lunch and groceries, and arrived about 3 pm to home. It was a fun trip, but back to reality. We had time to unpack and start some laundry and that's about it. We both headed back to work on Monday morning and Jack headed off to his first YMCA summer camp. So far, he's really enjoying it. The themes are questionable--they don't really seem to focus much on the specific themes. It seems more like your generic preschool or day program, but he's playing and learning, and he likes it so that's good enough for me. We've also started Level 2 swimming lessons (learning to float) and soccer starts on Monday!