One thing I adore about Bear Lake (among the hundreds) is that entertainment comes pretty darn naturally.
I mean, kids can be on the beach watching how water affects the sand for hours on end and never get sick of it. We have to drag them up for dinner as dusk sets in.
Which, of course, leaves parents time to sit and talk about the world in general.
In other entertainment categories, every year tubing is a hit. That's just a given. It's especially exciting when our family boat has some crazy problems and the extended cousins show up with their whiz-bang one. The luxury of tubing becomes even more exciting when you when you think you might not be able to do it that particular year.
Do you think they're excited?
Love that one.
Max got to do his beloved wake-surfing.
...a little tough to do with tubers behind you...
Oh man I love those teenagers.And I LOVE that my cousin made Elle's day and brought hers along:
(Elle's the oldest girl by far among the grandkids so she was pretty excited.)
They even happened to have matching suits.
What we call "skiing on the gold" is also an entertainment hit.
We LOVE to go out when the sun is setting reflecting pure gold on the lake in the evening.
Luckily my brother is smart enough that he was able to save the day (along with a mechanical brother-in-law) and jimmy-rig our boat to pull us around.
Too bad you can't see the gold very well in these pictures.I'm usually the boat photographer but my sister snapped some of me this year. Hmmmm...I could use a little more angle there...
There's a little more...I need to get some tips from my elbow-skimming brothers.
I love how the "lighthouse" looks all lit up from our view on the boat as the sky continues to darken.
Yes, things like tubing and water-skiing are obvious hits. No-brainers. But this year probably the very biggest hit was surprising.
It was cups.
Yes, those big, red, plastic cups.
You see, my brother's birthday is in July and each year his cute wife comes up with some snazzy way to write the number he's turning creatively. She came up with cups this year.Little did she know that those cups would become an obsession with the grand-kids.
Lucy was a little possessive at times.
She loves to stack like nobody's business.
But it turns out that she's not the only one.
Thanks, Julie, for providing so much entertainment!
I need to go buy some of those....