Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Lake Powell | Labor Day Weekend 2

Saturday evening, the kids took the kayaks back out on the lake and Aiyana decided to take a stab at riding one all on her own.


I love how these images of her turned out...




Aiyana and Skye headed out on some paddle boards and Aiyana couldn't steer herself back.  She drifted out towards the "no wake zone" so Dana had to swim out to get her.






The next morning we went out on the boat again and took advantage of the calmer water.


Dana hasn't wake boarded in two years, but he popped right up on the board and did pretty good.




He fell after one of his jumps.  His hand hit the board and swelled up so that was the end of him wake boarding for the weekend.


Travis...




Sam and Emmy's boat makes a huge wake...


Kellen, Tessa and Aiyana...


Chris...



Something about the lull of a boat just makes ya sleepy.  I took this shot because I love Clara's thick and long eyelashes.



Skye is only 7 and rocking the wakeboard.




Tessa has been wake boarding since last year.




Clara was in an exceptionally goofy mood so she put on a dance for us...




Playing in the sand with their cousins...



It got really windy around noon on Sunday and after about four hours of getting sand blasted Dana actually made the call to load up and head into Page.  We got to spend the evening with his parents and his Masani.

Lake Powell | Labor Day Weekend 1

We had a wonderful time at Lake Powell on Saturday.  The weather was beautiful!

We headed north after Dana got off work on Friday and hit traffic for several hours until we reached Flagstaff.


A coyote crossed our path...


We stayed at Dana's parent's house in Page Friday night and headed out to the lake around noon on Saturday.  The girls jumped right in the water.



They were called back out to put on life jackets.



Kayaking with their cousins...






We camped on the beach by Lone Rock.




After lunch we headed out on Dana's brother's boat to do some tubing.





Karen's dog Lila...


The kids were excited to ride on the tube, but I see some apprehension on Aiyana's face...








They LOVED it.  In fact, Clara cried her eyes out when she had to get off, but the adults wanted a turn.

Emmy, Travis & Karen...





The kids all playing with Uncle Travis by Lone Rock...


Travis, Karen & Chris...




Dana, Sam and Chris...




Wah!  They all fell off and the tube went flying in the air.  Emmy was driving the boat and screamed when she saw it in the rearview mirror.  After she realized they were no longer on it she sighed with relief.  It was pretty funny.


Dana, Chris and Travis...





They eventually let go to see how long they could stay on it with no hands.


They didn't last long...



After all of that entertainment, Aiyana and Kellen were not about to go back on the tube, but Skye, Clara and Tessa were all over it.


Our camp...