Sunday, March 16, 2008

The First Day Of Spring Break

The first day of Spring Break was a bit of a work day. The Mom and Dad doing quite a bit of clean up around the ol' lake house - the kids not doing much work at all. Mom sprayed off and cleaned all decks and washed towels, while the Dad trimmed shrubs, blew off patios and washed a few windows. Not much time on this first day for boating - maybe tomorrow.






Billy and Alexis on our lower dock making BIG bubbles and feeding ducks.







Alexis - the only one brave enough to get in the water! That water had to be 40 degrees. Even with it being 90 degrees outside - THAT IS TOO COLD!!

She was in heaven and had the whole pool to herself!












Alexis stopped swimming long enough to pick some flowers and bring them to her mama.

She's a sweet girl.














It's not the best picture - but, I caught the sunset from our upper deck.

We often run to the upper deck in the evenings to catch the sun as it is going down - it's always a beautiful view.










Once it gets dark - the light comes on in the water just off our deck. This light draws the fish and the ducks. It's fascinating to watch the different fish that come - it's like sitting in front of a giant aquarium. Mostly we see Perch, Catfish, Bass and Turtles. Sometimes we see Alligator Gar.










Little Billy likes to throw food out to bring the fish, but the ducks steal most of the food.


Alexis spends lots of time on the back deck - she loves it there and the ducks have come to love her - she feeds them lots of dog food.












Didn't see much of the big girls today - they were napping and hanging out with their friends. Tomorrow I will encourage them to get out in the sun. They might even wakeboard. Maybe I'll get some better pictures tomorrow.

Have a good Sunday everyone!!!

54 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It looks like good times!

Brittany said...

Looks like a lot of fun! :) Enjoy th break!!!

My Goodness said...

What a blessing to have an oasis!!
Enjoy that warm weather! :)

LunaNik said...

So...next year, how about I come down to Texas and clean up your lake house in exchange for free room and board for the week of Spring Break? Sound good?

Hey...a girl can dream can't she!

Angela said...

That sounds lovely.
It is warming up here but you still need a winter coat

jennifer h said...

It looks like a lot of fun. That green light in the water is very cool. Wonder if anyone would notice if I put one in our lake?

Have a great time!

McSwain said...

Wow! Love those giant bubbles!

Yvette said...

Mom and Dad, don't work too hard. It's your break too!

Great pictures! Looks like lots of fun!

Take Care.
Yvette

Amy said...

wow! looks so beautiful there and like you're having such a great time!!

Becky said...

That is so cool about the light drawing all those fish and ducks.

The kids look like they're having a ball!

Have a great vacation!

Hillary said...

That looks like so much fun! Hope everyone has a blast!

Shan said...

Hope you are enjoying the lake Kellan.

Regina said...

Great Pics!
Looks like a great time being had by all!

I'm not AT ALL JEALOUS because we still have snow...,not...at...all...

Are You Serious! said...

♥ The kids look like they're having a blast! I hope that you get to have a little more fun in the up coming days! :)

bermudabluez said...

I think it's always the mom and the dad doing the work, Kellan!! Love those big huge bubbles!! Alexis and little Billy sure look like they are having fun. And the ducks sure look like they are enjoying Alexis. Must be the dog food! Thanks for sharing the pictures....kinda makes me feel like I'm there. Virtual vacations are better than no vacation!

Dad said...

and I hope you and yours have a good Sunday too.

JCK said...

Looks like a wonderful place to share with your family, Kellan. Alexis has got her priorities straight with her mama, even if she is a polar bear!

Family Adventure said...

Wow, Kellan. It looks like paradise. I love the light in the water...can imagine how wonderful it would be to sit and watch the fish swim up to it. My boys would be absolutely fascinated. Have a lovely time at the lake. And please keep posting those pictures - it's nice to actually see the people I've read so much about (Alexis is adorable with her flowers).

Happy Sunday,

Heidi

just jamie said...

i'm almost having as much fun as you just LOOKING at those purty pictures. love the bubble one especially. :)

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

I was just reading down....I am not a faithful blog reader...so when I do read i have to catch up.
I must say that the posts about you r baby great nephew broke my heart and brought on the tears, i am praying now...really hard.

multipleblessings said...

Sounds wonderfully relaxing!!!! I'm hiding in your suit case next time!

Eagles' Wings said...

Kellan,
My goodness! Those beautiful scenery at your backyard??? Looks like my dream home. Wonderful to live just near the lake. Yipee... I am coming to visit you soooooon.... I know my children would love you ;-)

Pam said...

Sounds like a fabulous time (well, maybe not for you and all the cleaning you did). I am glad everyone is enjoying it and having so much fun. Love those pictures!

Karen said...

How wonderful! What a great place for the family to get away.

How's that little one doing?

Kathryn said...

That place looks like a dream that my hubby and I have. Wow. Have a fabulous time! :)

Amanda said...

WOW! What a lovely place to be.

Debbie in NC said...

Well gosh what a way to spend Spring Break! When we were in TX we camped near a lake and used to go down to the dock to fish at night. We used a Coleman lantern to lure the fish. It also brought the snakes! It was fun then, but now that I'm older...I WANNA PLACE LIKE YOURS!

Love seeing the pics, Kellan and have a great Sunday :-)

Melek said...

Fun!

Dawn said...

I love the fish light. How nice for your family to be able to get away to such a nice place. Have fun!

Eileen said...

Enjoy your break! Stop cleaning, put your feet up and soak up all that sun and those beautiful things to see. You deserve it!
XOXOX

thirtysomething said...

Oooooooooh! How fun! I am dreaming of that kind of weather right now, while it is 50 and rainy...enjoy the lake!

Kelli said...

Sounds like a bit of heaven! take care. have a great week

Melanie said...

I'm so jealous!! We still have a snow covered yard. Oh well- have fun anyways ;)

Kimmie said...

Looks like you guys made a great start to the break.

What a beautiful place!!!!!!

Jen said...

Hi Kellan! Looks like so much fun! Awesomely huge bubbles! I wish I were there partying it up with you, instead of home with strep throat. Take care!

Jen

Sniz said...

What a wonderful vacation! I know you'll soak up every minute! Thanks for sharing these awesome pictures!

scrappysue said...

so jealous! it looks so carefree and relaxing and fun! enjoy your spring break :)

Bavani said...

You're a lucky one Kellan - with a beautiful summer house :)
I love the sunset photo and the one with Alexis and Billy with the BIG BUBBLES :)

angie said...

Hope the week is wonderful!

Maria said...

Kellan, I am SO jealous! I just got done shoveling the snow off our deck in case it warms up to at least 50 this week! It looks beautiful there! Make a pina colada for me:)

Rachel said...

Oh Kellan, what fun!!
Great pictures. I hope y'all continue to have a wonderful time!!

Sharon Brumfield said...

We have not seen the 90's yet. Dear God please not for awhile.

We don't start spring break until next week. I am looking forward to getting out and getting some sun to.
Have fun!

Rachel said...

It looks like you are having such a wonderful time. So glad.

Jacki said...

I wish I was there.

Kami said...

Looks fantastic!

SO looking forward spring. It was snowing here today.

:-)

bren j. said...

Just curious...why is there a light in the water?

Tammy said...

Seriously, your lake house view is gorgeous. How lucky you are to have this spot for you and your family.

P.S. Going to sound dumb here....but what is the green light?

Christine said...

i'm so jealous i'm GREEN with envy!

Running on empty

Patti said...

It never fails to amaze me how it's NEVER too cold for kids to get in the water! LOL

Queen of My Domain said...

Look like you guys have a great week ahead. Hope you all enjoy it. I must say that the green light for fish is to cool. Along with your sunsets!!

joan said...

What fun! Only the young brave water that cold. I go for the hot tub. LOL

girlymom said...

That looks like an amazing place! What kind of light do you put in the water? My Hubby (and kids of course)would get a kick out of that! Enjoy!!

mama meji said...

Love your pics - that sunset is a good shot. Everyone is having fun! Enjoy! Enjoy!

andrea j said...

Those pictures are gorgeous! I love the bubble picture!! Enjoy the rest of your vacation :)

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