Despite our best efforts on Saturday, the fact that we had a ton of errands to run meant we missed the local Pioneer Day event.  By the time we got there, everyone was packing up to leave. 

So to make up for it, we took the kids back to the river for a cook out.  That’s one thing I really love about my kids, they are perfectly happy to make an event out of wading in the river.  The river back there is very shallow for a long way out, then deepens slowly until you get to the log in the middle. On the other side of the log is an 8o foot trench, so the kids have to stay on our side of the log.

It didn’t keep the boys from wading out there though.You could see the beginnings of the relationship they will have when they are older as they waded through the water on Saturday. They laughed and joked and splashed, Chad showed Ryan where to climb up on the log, told him to be careful.  I was glad when they started back though, it made me a just a little nervous.


We took both the dogs with us, Stash was in heaven, bringing the ball back and dropping it in the water and waiting for someone to throw it back out for him. Yoda didn’t like it as much. I don’t think that he likes the water at all, and he especially did not like his people being out in it. He would bark and bark, then jump in to rescue someone, quickly realize he was in over his head, and swim back to the riverbank, where he would bark and bark.  He did like the hotdog bits the kids gave him during the cook out though.  


Sean and I sat in the lawn chairs and watched the kids for a while, and then Sean grilled hot dogs for them. He had jucie boxes and potato chips as well. Since it was cooked at the river, they thought it was a feast.  After another brief dip in the river, we pulled them out when Reagan’s lips turned blue and headed home.  Fudgesicles on the porch completed the day.  We had so much fun, and next time, we might just go back there and camp out, if we can find a tent.