Now, to have a beach you must have sand. Every summer we have a truck load delivered. Looks like fun 'eh? Well the real fun begins when we start shoveling it into the water, going back to about that rope. That way we have a sandy bottom instead of muck. Hard work but once it's done we have a great beach for building sand castles and frolicking in the water. Below you can see the "delivery".
Ahhhh, can you see? Abby & Milo are already having fun. Or maybe is trying to be the Dog Whisperer. Milo is not a fan of the water.
This is a very cool swing that Emily & Milo are on. If you can tell by the picture, the ground starts to slope down, even further out than you can see. When you swing, the ground slips away and you almost feel like you are flying. Blondie loves this swing as well! I'm probably off somewhere sulking that Emily made me get off.
Below is little Abby, not long after we moved up. She is only nine months old and not walking yet. But look at that precious smile. Wouldn't you be smiling in this paradise? Okay, I love the lake!
Our little Captain Abby, maybe a year later. A little sun burned but none worse for the wear. See, still smiling!! :-)
Now we have some friends visiting. We have learned one thing about the lake. It is always sunny and warm until we have guests! These are our "fishing" friends. For years and years we all spent Memorial Day up at Big Green Lake in northern Wisconsin on our annual fishing trip. We experienced a lot of bad weather there. Somehow I think they didn't expect it in Michigan.
Oh well, what can you do?
Well, you can start to prepare dinner, as Jill is doing. She looks like a happy camper (and she really always is. You will never meet anyone nicer!).
And, you can always break out into a dance! Here are Jill & Linda dancing to Madonna's song Vogue. The kitchen at the time had the only hardwood floor in the house, so it became the official dance floor. In this case, we needed a rain dance!
And others deal with the bad weather by breaking out into a pillow fight!
Finally, sunny skies. Alas, I took black and white pictures! This is Emily & Abby I would say they were about four and one years old. Typically, Emily is trying to wake Abby up from a drowsy little nap on the boat!
The Husband and Abby in the Captain's seat. Where are those sunny skies?
Here we go. Donna, Blondie & Sue. How do you like my hair? I look like a cockatoo!
Here is a nice group on the pontoon. This was our luxury cruiser. We could fit a ton of people on it as well as a few dogs, a grill, several coolers and a lot of beer. Hey~you have to stay hydrated!
So here we are, The Husband & Blondie alone at last, him relaxing with a cigar and me with a good book. The hand problem was the result of stuffing a dishcloth into a glass to dry it. Luckily, we have a lot of medical help on the lake. My good friend Steve is a dentist that lives down the road, so Blondie just walked on over and he stitched the hand up like any good dentist would do. He even had Novocaine! Let's call it a day, shall we?