Saturday, 3 August 2013

Creek-Walking and Lake-Swimming

This morning we all jumped out of bed and headed to Lake Vermillion.  Nathan and Z started out fishing and Eden and I went off to explore the creek.  Thanks to the Ergo, we were able to boldly go where no mother and toddler have gone before (thanks, Trudy!), and had a splendid time throwing rocks, catching frogs and just hanging out.

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Then Z decided he was done fishing, so he joined us and the exploring got a little more rigorous.  Before long Z had us all wading up the creek to see what we would see.  We didn't catch any more frogs or turtles, but we did get wet and we did have a good time!

"What's that??"

Our little scientist.




This is one of Eden's favorite looks.
Yaya and Papu -- please notice the shirt!!



He didn't fall down (this time), just went in for a closer look.

"This is fun!"

My view for the few minutes I was sitting down.


And the very big and very dead turtle we discovered.  Some girls fishing also gave us a live turtle they caught, but I didn't get a picture of it.

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By this time we were all hungry, so we picked up Daddy, who had caught two huge carp, and went to lunch and then swimming in the lake.



That's Z in the water.


Z's creation on the beach.  The "T" shape is a big tar pit and the mound on the left (just by the rock) is a volcano.  (We saw Titans of the Ice Age at the Pavilion this week.)

Bathing beauty, complete with floaties.

This picture reminds me of The Great White Man-Eating Shark: A Cautionary Tale.


I like how you can see Nathan taking the picture in our sunglasses.

And a fine day was had by all!

2 comments:

MOM said...

You jumped out of bed?! I can't believe it.

That turtle looked monstrous! You should have scavenged the shell. Ok...a little messy,but what a find!

Yes, it looked like a great day, a treasure of a day.

The Hitchcocks said...

Ok, you've got me there - we didn't ALL jump out of bed. But everything else is true.