Kyle, Owen, and Sadie are becoming very good water-skiers. This was their 4th year water-skiing (they started at age 6 [K&O] and 7 [S]). We’re all anticipating next year to see if Meera will start, or if she’ll wait until she’s 7. This year we spent hours and hours with the “big kids” behind the boat. Waterskiing 2013 — Kyle, Owen, Sadie:
The big deals with waterskiing this year were that we took the connector out from the skis, lengthened the rope, and all three kids were working on going outside-and-inside both sides of the wake. Outside the wake — Kyle, Owen, Sadie:
Waterskiing is definitely the big kids’ favorite activity at the cottage. Luckily for us all, MorFar has the infinite patience and sheer dedication to drive that boat in circles around the cove for hours and hours on end.
Tubing. They love tubing too. But that isn’t nearly as fun to photograph. So, I have only this:
My favorite to photograph is kayaking. There is something so beautiful about it. It just fills me up in some indescribable way to see scenes like these:
Hopefully we can store up these images and save them for the dead of winter when we need their warmth the most. Or for times in our future when we need to rely on memories from the past to keep us afloat. Here is my favorite kayaking pic from 2013: