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Our Memorial Day, 2010

This year's Memorial Day was a perfect 70+ degree day out, with minimal humidity, so we decided to spend as much of it outdoors as we could. In the morning, we took our dog, Arjax, (see below, water) out to the dog park, took the kids to the park, and then after naptime, packed a picnic and headed out to Holmes Lake shore.
These kids love "the beach" and this time I actually thought to bring their suits, sunscreen, and water shoes!
They dug, explored, poured, flung, threw, and played.
Of course, everyone finds their own respective thing to do when we're there. Lukka loves to help Stefan throw the ball out in the water to Arjax, who then gladly swims out to find it and bring it back. Anikka is more of the tentative toe-stepper who then quickly looses her nerves and runs back to mom.
Me? I'm more of the laying- out, book & blanket type. :)
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oobbles said…
I didn't even know you could actually get "in" Holmes Lake. Where is the 'beach' at?
It is on the West side near the dam...I wouldn't swim in it, but poking in toes is alright, and obviously, good enough for dogs.

We try to get as much lake time in (any lakes) before mid-June. That is when they officially close them off to swimmers & waders because of toxic algea, which turns the lakes red.

oobbles said…
Elsa loves the beach- we started going to branched oak last summer. Even though I swam in lakes all my life, now I'm totally grossed out by them! lol I just sit on the beach and assist with sand castles.
StephG said…
Oh my goodness, A's pink water shoes!!! Too cute, lol! :)

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