This last weekend, we went lake camping for the first time since Roxie came home last June. It was her first time on the boat. In the last few months, she has grown to love swimming so I knew she would like the lake. We bought her a life jacket as any responsible parent wants their child to be safe. She loves her life jacket because she knows that it means she gets to go on the boat. It took a little while for her to figure out what the boat was all about but she soon settled in for ride.
On Saturday we had a few friends out and were able to go out and do some wakeboarding. Of course, Roxie wanted to follow her daddy into the water and had to learn to wait for him to finish his ride and then give her the ok to come swim with him. She watched patiently (with the help of our friends holding on to her to keep her from jumping off the back of the boat after him).
I was hoping to be able to teach her to go potty on the swim step but when I told her to go potty, she headed for shore (with a little encouragement). She got to shore, went potty and hopped in the water and swam back to the boat! How proud we were of her!
She just loves it out there. She swam after balls and around in little circles. She seems to recognize that the life jacket makes it A LOT easier to swim.
Here is a link to the rest of the photos:
And here is the little video I took of Roxie fetching the ball and heading to shore (for the second time) to go potty.