And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Water Weekend

We had an awesome weekend. Ben loves the water and he got plenty of it!

We bought a small inflatable pool for our backyard and Ben (and Brian)enjoyed a swim on Saturday afternoon.

Then on Sunday after church we went over to our friend's house, the Dykstras, from our church. They have been so awesome to us since we moved to Maryland. This was yet another example of their kindness and friendship to us. We had a nice lunch together then went out on their boat. They live on an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay so we set off in the late afternoon on a beautiful ride. Ben loved the boat! He seemed a bit confused by the wind blowing his face and hair but he got used to it and enjoyed the surroundings. Brian and two of their sons jumped off the boat and took a swim and all was well until they got back on and we were going to head for home. Turned the luck. Turned the key again....still no luck. Dead battery. Luckily we weren't too far from home so the boys jumped back in the water, grabbed rope and tied it to them and started swimming us home. Nothing like a good workout for the day! All of a sudden Brian felt a stinging sensation and thought he was swimming through seaweed. Next thing we know we hear the communal cry of "JELLYFISH" and all three boys make a mad dash for the boat. Unfortunately, they forgot they were still tied to the front of the boat so there was some scrambling to set them free and get them on board safely. No permanent damage done....a few red marks and a towing to shore and all was well (hoping we can say the same for the battery???)

It was a wonderful water-filled weekend! Ben was exhausted....loved it all.....but was exhausted.

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