As usual we spent Memorial Day weekend at my in-laws house on High Rock Lake.
I can't begin this post without acknowledging the tragic accident that happened around lunchtime Saturday on the lake.
We were in the area of the accident just a couple of hours after it happened.
A family of 4 on their pontoon were run over by a speed boat.
A pregnant woman and her 3-year old son were killed.
It still weighs heavy on my mind and heart knowing that it could have easily been us and the pain that the husband and father of the little boy is going through along with the rest of the relatives.
Please keep their family in your thoughts.
I know I will.
Switching gears to our holiday weekend.
My MIL had the house decked out in red, white and blue as usual.
Shelby was decked out in her holiday gear too.
Complete with her Beaufort Bonnet.
We spent nearly every day hanging out on the dock, taking boat rides, but it was really too cold to be in the water.
So, instead we basically hung out on the pontoon boat at the dock where we brought some of Shelby's toys down in the shade.
She also enjoyed snuggles with Uncle Jeff.
And a little food.
We called it her 'picnic' of sorts.
Always fun being with the cousins too.
Love this picture of the kids with Grammy and Paw Paw.
Shelby really only took one boat ride the entire weekend.
It was chillier than normal when riding down the lake and giving what happened early in the weekend, Brad stayed back at the dock and house with her.
The kids broke out the boat given to them for Christmas.
Not a big hit so far.
They weren't into rowing, or really didn't know how.
Maybe later this Summer I can get in and help.
Too cold this weekend for me to get in the water!
Didn't seem to bother the kiddos though.
They got their raft on.
And, their boat on!
Even after being in the water!
I had to cover up most of the time with a beach towel!
Our main holiday meal consisted of traditional smoked ribs, corn and all sorts of salads and other yummy stuff.
Not really on my diet but it was the holiday!
After dinner the kids would beg to take a short golf cart ride, so off we would go!
They also enjoyed games on the back lawn with Uncle Brad and Paw Paw.
The mornings consisted of yummy breakfasts'.
I'm proud to say this is my VERY first homemade waffle to ever make!
I had to take a picture!
Super delish, but again, not really on my 'lose weight' diet.
The cousins were ALL.ABOUT.SHELBY.THIS.WEEKEND.
Paige actually got pretty good at helping feed Shelbs while I would get her bed ready or do other things.
She also insisted on pushing the stroller all by herself on our walk.
Shelby loved her Paige time!
Reed was also very attentive to Shelby but also enjoyed himself by riding his new big boy bike he got as an early birthday gift!
His 7th birthday is Thursday so this was super fun for him.
Other pictures from the weekend include brothers with their daughters.
Me and Reeders having fun on the boat.
Paige napping on the boat with her dolly.
Mr. Buddy enjoying every last second of being outside and off leash.
Wine time for us ladies.
Shelby's first time in a swimsuit.
And, boat snuggles with Mommy!
Family time is always fun and we love kicking off the Summer season on the water.
Hope your holiday was as nice as ours.