Monday, July 7, 2008

4TH OF JULY AND BIRTHDAYS






it is tradition to go the lake every 4th of july. This year we invited lots of friends and had such a great time. Our main 4th of July tradition is to celebrate Nico's birthday. so we arrived at the lake on friday afternoon after eating a yummy lunch at Jack's. we immediately got the boat in the water and started our adventures. we did lots of tubing, wake boarding, land locking and eating!!


the lake was perfect, the water was calm and the company was GREAT! we invited my sister (rissa), scott and baby beckham.... we also invited our friends Joe, Mandy and Sierra Smith. and were later joined by Randy Smith who was fixing a lovely buffet of burgers and hot dogs as we got off the boat after our last run of the night. we unfortunately were hit with a storm as dinner came off the grill so were ate inside and had no fireworks...... BUMMER! 

we finished the night by celebrating nico's birthday with a yummy cupcake cake and some presents. NICO IS NOW NINE!!! i can't believe it. it seems like just YESTERDAY i was at the fire works show in WA state being rushed out of the traffic line escorted by a police officer to the hospital. what an amazingly exciting night. i will never forget screeching up to the hospital with all of our family and friends waiting at the door because they got there before we did..... because the officer escorting us took us to the WRONG hospital. 16 hours later we had a little bundle of joy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICO.

this lake trip was a biggie for nico and jakob. it was our goal to get nico up on the wake board this summer. so the first chance we got we put nico in the water and gave him a few tries to get up. at first he had a lot of trouble and let go of the rope immediately. jakob then decided it was his turn and switched places with nico. on jakob's first try he was up..... (i have video and as soon as we get it on my computer i will post it!!) rob and i were so exstatic!!! we could not believe it although i'm not sure why, the kid is sooooo strong! 

the next time nico tried wake boarding he got up immediately!! he was not going to be shown up by his younger brother! although he was so proud of him. the next day the birthday boy mastered his skills and even tried his feet at land locking and did great!

all in all it was one of the most successful lake trip we've ever had. no one was hurt, everyone had a great time and nico had a great birthday. he got an indiana jones toy, iron man mask and jonas brothers tickets. it was a lot of fun!!

7 comments:

THE PARKER FAMILY said...

we had SO much fun! Scott and I haven't been able to talk about our mad land-locking and wake-boarding skills since we got home. He wants a boat so bad now.

melanie said...

it was fun. too bad we couldn't stay very long. we'll be back there soon!! nash keeps asking when he's going to go tubing again....and faster this time (i'm such a wimp!!)

SHANNA said...

yes mel- we all agree that you are a wimp!! it was fun while you were there. that nash is such a stinker!!

The Tait Family said...

wish we could have been there but we were in Montana. i love going to the lake.

Mama Nash said...

happy b.day Nico! Brooklyn tried calling him all day, we tried every number you had! Oh well, glad you had a fun time!!!

SHANNA said...

melis'~i know, i kept getting little recordings with her in the background not sure what to say..... we saw that ya'll called!

Anonymous said...

quite like boys to Nico how would you like to get your tight little bum lubed up and my c-ck in it for your birthday? look good with c-m dripping out