Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mud Flats

Whew, after a long softball weekend and birthday party, we decided to run away with our boat to set a net for fresh salmon and let the kids swim. It was, after all, August 1st, so the weather is supposed to take a downward turn. I mean, we're getting like two hours of twilight now instead of 24 hours of bright.

coltrane mud

kyle muddy

So, we made it up to the flats with no problems. Hung out, set up all our gear and just let the kids play.

muddy

kaisa mud

Aside from swimming, they pretty much played in the mud when the tide was going out. It was super shallow and perfect for seven kids and four adults to keep an eye on!

joules

coltrane muddy face

We did set a net, and we did sink it with fish. A seal got into the net though and pretty much took a bite of every fat fish we had, so we ended up having to throw six or seven away thanks to a stupid seal. But at least the seagulls were happy!

adya muddy body

kyle mud

Anyway, more on this story later, gotta keep you in suspense about our cold scary night out on the sandbar! Until then, enjoy the photos of the kids reenacting a scene from "The Blue Lagoon!"

mud pool

clara mud

4 comments:

amber said...

Wish I were there. Looks like so much fun.

Sabrina said...

Wow, that's a lotta mud. My son said it looks "awesome" while my 4 year old (going on 25) daughter said "Eeewww, Gross'-LOL! Looks like everyone had loads of fun!

Non-Mommy said...

I love that picture of your daughter with her pigtails and the little smudge of mud on her forehead. Looks like a lot of fun!

When you have extended amounts of sunlight, how much sleep do you typically get?

Sherri B. said...

Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving 2 comments. I didn't see your comments until today, I didn't know I had any more comments for that day.
It looks like everyone had a good time playing in the mud, what a happy bunch...I will be back to your blog as it seems there is never a dull moment...If you get a chance I would love for you to enter the giveaway on the post you commented on...You have until Aug. 12th.