So while I am skipping around from subject to subject... let's go back to the lake.
You may be wondering, "well, I wonder why Ellie is not in the water".
It's really because she is "positive she saw something splash in the water earlier." And I don't suppose it would be something like a fish?! No. She was actually pretty certain that it was an alligator! So, Miss Brave wouldn't even get in the lake!
But these girls did!!
We are back at Camp Darby, and it was just before time for the Groves clan to head to Jackson to meet up with JinJin and Baxter.
Aunt Sue and MK were real troopers and managed all 9 or so of the little girls on their own.
My Gabs, aka "the mermaid" was DEFINITELY going in. She begs to take a bath at night and stays in the tub for about an hour. And as I have mentioned before, spends more than 75% of the time face down and booty up!
She loves the feeling of her hair all over her face and refuses to let me keep it up when she's bathing, and usually when swimming too.
Would ya look at Miss JK in the pink? She is just living like the queen she thinks she is!! That's Kelsey's sister, by the way.
Darby and Gabs were the youngest. Gabbi has never swam in an actual life jacket, so she didn't understand the change in her posture while in it in the water.
So she had to be put in a raft. She wouldn't "swim" any other way.
Doesnt' that look fun? Looks just like what I think summer should be like.
Miss Priss and I hung out on the dock just a little while so Gabs could get her last swim in. I was also packing up all the art supplies, and my little scaredy cat helper helped me.
This is precisely why I wouldn't want to get in that lake either. See all those cypress trees?!
Well, do you watch swamp people?! I do. Or actually, I have. I don't, like, DVR it or anything.
And in Louisiana, alligators like cypress trees. Or at least that's what I think. And I am GLAD my baby is on the raft and not with her feet dangling!
(She was pretty adament about blowing bubbles in that nasty water though!!)
Time to go, Girl. Let's get out.
They pretty much made a raft train to get her over to the steps.
Then Aunt Darby climbed down to help everyone back up.
And we headed on our merry way.
Thank y'all for listening to all my little baby girl stories. As I have said before, this blog will someday serve as the scrapbook of their youth since I stopped actually scrapbooking much at all.
If not baby girl stories, what have you been missing at MoJOy?! Tutorials, craft ideas, kits and video tutorials, decorating ideas, randomness, MMPT? Tell me what you'd like to see more of. I am in a "post pics of my girls" rut! And I would love some new energy.