Why did it take us all summer to get to Jordan Lake? No idea. Our friends invited us to meet them for a day at the lakeshore on Saturday, and when we arrived after a scant half hour drive, we were really disappointed that this is the first time this entire summer that we have ventured out to Jordan Lake. In fact, it was our first time to the lake since we moved here three years ago. We really need to get out more.
It was a bit warm and muggy, but overcast for most of the day, which offered us the added convenience of getting a sunburn without even noticing. Even Gigi got a little patch of pink skin on one shoulder.
Kinsey and Eliza were very busy digging in the sand. The lake shore had a very gentle slope to it, which made for perfectly shallow swimming for the little ones. Below, Marcos, Camille, Sharon, Kim, Kaitlyn and Jason start on lunch. My goal before we left was to avoid spending a lot of money on an ornate picnic, and just use up what we had at home. From our CSA box of fresh local produce, we had the perfect makings for ratatouille! Not exactly picnic food, but it did the job.
Beautiful Kim and Kaitlyn. Watching Kaitlyn sit contentedly in the sand made me wish that Giovanna could sit up on her own, and run her fingers through the sand too, but maybe next year. Then again, next year we'll probably be chasing her down the beach.
But Giovanna wasn't exactly missing out on the fun. Bedecked in The World's Cutest Bathing Suit, Daddy took her in the water for the first time ever. We have a pool at our apartment complex, but we've avoided taking her in yet, because the chlorine seems a little harsh for her tender skin.
Cellulite on a toosh has never looked so good! Marcos and Gigi scoping out the waves.
And the verdict was that Gigi was awesome in the water! She didn't splash and giggle like older babies do, but she was happy enough and totally unfazed by the slight difference in water temperature. All in all, a happy baby and a great trip to the lake!