Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fun in the Sun at the Rio Grande

Over the weekend, we found ourselves staying around the house, trying to get little things done that we were behind on. Kevin had CQ on Saturday, so needless to say he was gone for about 26 hours while on his 24 hour duty. During this time, I was able to complete the real estate course I have been testing out and able to get everything turned in. Sunday night, after being cooped up, I had to get out. Breanna and I decided to go on a 2.5 mile walk to the river. The one perk about where we live is how nice this area is and the fact that the river is literally a walk away! While we were down there, we found a really good place to let the kids run and play in the water and possibly cook out.

On Monday afternoon, we took the kids to the river to let them splash around. We didn't realize how shallow one area of the Rio Grande is until the girls went running through it. Nicholas was even able to run all through it with half his body staying above the water. Perfect place for them. The area we ended up at is under a large bridge, so it kept Kev out of the sun. Since he was diagnosed with skin cancer, we try as much as we can to stay out of the sun's strong part of the day. Typically, it's never an issue, which is good. For a little over an hour the kids had a blast and there wasn't anyone else on the side that we were on. At the other side of the bridge area there were a few people. The guys over there got in the water and it ended up being a little more than waist deep on them...adults. Needless to say we kept the kids on the side that we were on. The girls played all over the river, hopping from island to island, while Nic stayed close to shore...if not on shore with me and Kevin. He did, however, decide to go to the middle on some land and pee in front of everyone. This kid leaves me at a loss some days! Lol. He is just so different from the girls.

Of course, when it came time to leave they all wanted to stay, so we promised them if they could behave this week, we would go back on Saturday. As of right now, we are planning to go back Saturday afternoon with food and the grill to stay for a couple hours. A few friends may be joining us as well this time around. A perfect way to spend the day before surgeries in the next couple of weeks!

**The girls decorated the second set of photos and changed the color**

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