Sunday, May 31, 2009

First Boat Ride

This morning Ben and I woke up at 6am to get things ready for our day trip to Crisfield, MD. Once we were dressed, had the car packed, had the boys ready, and the dogs all set up (Robin locked in kitchen, Batman locked in living room) we headed out which was about 6:30am. It was about a 3 hour drive, but the boys slept for the most of the time (I slept some also) and Ben drove. It rained for most of the drive, but it quickly turned into a very nice day once we got there and on the boat. We met Rich & Laura at their hotel, got into our bathing suits, and walked to the boat. The boys got to wear their new water shoes which Laura got for them as well as new life jackets they bought for the boys.

Now for our boat ride. The boys somewhat shocked us with their reaction on the boat. They both enjoyed it while we went slow, Zak was good at helping drive the boat. But once we got moving faster Zak was not as excited while Ryder was having a blast! Once we stopped to do some fishing Ryder quickly got his balance on the rocking boat while Zak couldn't stay on his feet. Needless to say Zak was held for most of the time, but he did enjoy helping to reel in the fish. Ryder also loved it when we would hold him over the side of the boat and put him into the water. Here are pictures...

Once we got off the boat Rich cleaned up the fish while the rest of us got changed and ready to go get some food.

We all went to eat at a local place which turned into our normal outing to a restaurant. The boys ate (not really) and then were ready to run around and not be patient for the rest of us to eat. So Laura took them outside when she finished and waited for the rest of us to finish eating. We went back to their hotel again for a bit and then headed home. The boys slept on and off for the drive home, but were wide awake once we got home. Since the boys and dogs were full of energy we let them run away and play together for a while. Now, at 10pm, we are trying to calm them all down so bedtime can happen shortly. We had a long, but extremely fun day!


Natalie said...

Sounds like a really fun day and from the pics, it looks like everyone had a blast!