Friday, August 26, 2011

Dock Party at Larry and Bev’s!

David II, his wife Amy and our two grandsons, David III and Emmett Lee, stopped by recently for a visit.  Laurie and I are lucky to have friends like Larry and Beverly because with a 7 year old and a 10 year old, finding fun things for them to do can be challenging.  As it turned out, Larry and Beverly invited our whole gang over for an informal little dock party.

 This was a big first for our whole family!  For most of us, this was our first time on a Jet Ski!  Larry asked who wanted to ride and Emmett jumped to the occasion!  But even before Emmett could climb aboard, Sweetie jumped on with her ‘Dad’!  Where ever Larry goes, Sweetie goes! 

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It was a first for David III as well!  All he could say was…“ Awesome”!

Larry taught Amy how to operate the Jet Ski and she was on it off and on until nightfall, taking anyone who would volunteer for a ride on the lake!  Here she is with Emmett.  He’s having a good time with his mom!

Then the boys got on a tow raft and with Larry and Nana, (Laurie), they were off on another adventure!  They absolutely loved it!!  David II went back for a second ride by himself and on one occasion, he found himself airborne…Wow!

Amy interrupted David II’s fishing efforts and coaxed him into a ride as well… David had a relaxing time just dropping a line in the water…a real break from law school!

David II just chilling on a floating chair…he’s a real water critter…first in and last out of the lake!

Emmett Lee does it one better…chilling with a cold one!  Emmett normally hasn’t been comfortable when the water is this deep, but he spent hours floating and splashing around off Larry and Bev’s dock…

We had a great dock picnic once we temporarily dragged the boys out of the lake!

 We had a variety of snacks to munch on…plus a big vegetable tray, including dip, with all kinds of good things to sample!  Yummy!

For dinner, Larry grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for us with all the sides.  Love his ‘fresh from the garden’ onions!  We also had a mixed fruit salad and an open beverage bar!  Bev made some of her delicious fruit sangria!  For dessert, we had hot apple pie with Tic-Toc Ice Cream!

Above, Larry is making sure his furry children don’t go hungry.  They got the leftover hot dogs!  Lucky them, but not too much was left over…From left to right are Sweetie Pie, Coco, Willie, (Pat’s dog), and Cody, with our grandson Emmett looking on.

Here’s Larry’s better half, Bev relaxing with her best buddy, Coco.  We enjoyed ourselves late into the evening.  Doesn’t Bev look relaxed and lovely too!?

This is Bev’s sister Pat with her furry companion, Willie. 

We all had a great time!  Thanks to Larry and Bev for helping us all make some wonderful memories!  Our grandsons told us the next time they come for a visit, we have to bring them back to visit our friends!

Click on any photo to enlarge it… Thanks to Laurie for her co-authoring this blog and for completing the final edit!

Thanks for visiting!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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