Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wasa 2011 - the year of the blood suckers

Well it was Wasa time again. It started out great, Sunday was hot and it looked promising . . . that's were the heat ended. The rest of the week was pretty cool. The minute we stepped out of the vehicles the mosquitoes started attacking. There were so many of them we all looked like we have chicken pox. Like always, the food was fantastic, the company great, and the kids always have a great time.

This is Keston . . . can't you tell. He was able to get a couple days away from Melita to come with us and since Paul, his usual tent mate, couldn't make it Keston decided to sleep in his hammock. It only lasted a night, after that he would sneak into the motorhome.

Monday morning was grey, cloudy, and a bit rainy but we are die hards and when we have a lake and a boat, they must be used. Tylissa had already been knee-boarding by the time I got there so she went for a ski.

She found it was warmer to just stay in the water. Alyssa and Tylissa showing us their stuff. Yes, I was questioning where my daughter went because she never just plays in the water.

It got colder and it started raining more so we started packing up to head back to the campsite and wouldn't you know it just when things got packed up the sun came out so we hauled the food back to the beach and had a great afternoon.

This is Becky on the knee-board.

Kayden getting some air.

The week before Wasa, Chad got to go to Canada and he learned how to ski and I couldn't wait to see it. Look at him go.

Then after years and years of trying he finally made it up on the wake board. He can get up pretty easy but now he needs to learn how to control it.

Alyssa on the wake board

Do not adjust your computer screens. Yes, what you see is the actual picture, it has not been photoshopped. Grandpa is wearing shorts. He little white legs haven't seen the sun in a very long time and it wasn't so bad, we all still have our eyes - no one had to pluck them out after this site.

During the colder moments the kids made bead and pom pom animals. Hopefully Sherylee will post the critters on her site because I didn't take pictures. Granny also found the lawn darts. A game that has been banned because the darts can be harmful. Everyone who played had a good time and no one has extra holes.

The men having a serious game . . .

Keston giving it a toss, throw, pitch . . . I don't know the correct term one uses for lawn darts.

This is Keston's first year trying new things. He usually just tubes. He has tried to wakeboard but hasn't been very successful. So he tried the kneeboard and did awesome.

Getting ready to double kneeboard, I think with Alyssa.

Keston wanted to wake board again and we tried to get him to ski first but he is a stubborn kid. He proved us all wrong when he got up on the wakeboard. Go Keston.

Austin getting some help out of his wetsuit. Due the to lack of sun and the mosquitoes that tried to carry him off he would wear a wetsuit. What will we ever do if Uncle Monte doesn't come to the lake . . .

Preston showing us just how strong he really is . . . he pushed the boat out.

Look at those muscles.

I have been trying to decided what year of Wasa takes the cake, the year of the hail storms in 2009 or the year of the blood suckers. Hummm we'll have to think about that one.

1 comment:

Kiera and Joe said...

I will never forget that summer we came to Canada and the blood suckers were CRAZY!! It was Canada day and I still to this day have never seen that many mosquitoes!! It looks like it was a fun trip though :) All the kids are getting SO big!!!