I love how despite my hopes of spending part of our summer out at the lake, it took out of state extended family to actually get us to go. This morning was spend at Chain O Lakes with Mark's folks, his siblings and his Aunt and cousins who are in visiting. It was glorious to say the least. We canoed across one lake and down one of the channels that connect the lakes and then back. Then we played in the water and the sand. Finally enjoying a picnic lunch and more sand and water play before coming back to my in-laws to watch the World Cup final game. I have to brag about our canoeing. We had hoped that one of the boys would sit in their grandparents canoe, but both wanted to come with us. So we had Ian and Cai sitting in the middle of our canoe and I had Aiden in a carrier on my back. While the boys were not sure at first about being in the canoe, once we got going they really enjoyed it. We had fun finding flowers and dragonflies as we paddled along. Sadly we didn't see any turtles or frogs along they way but we did keep our eyes open. Everyone had a great time out at the lakes and now we're all back and relaxing. It's amazing how tired I feel after a morning of sun and water. I hope we can make time to go again before summer is over.