Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Boats In the Water

After a slow start to spring, the forecast finally predicted sun and above zero temperatures, which meant that Friday's long weekend plans of productivity had to be immediately scrapped and postponed for a trip to the island property.  Priorities prevail.  This was our first opportunity since the ice was out to venture up on the open water.... and how fitting that it was Earth Day!  We were so excited to put the pontoon boat in the water.  What a relief to have a reliable mode of transportation to and from the island.  The pontoon is much easier to board with a baby in hand and to load and is a much smoother ride on a wavy day.  

We took it easy today.  We puttered around the island in our boat, said hi to our neighbours, and made our way back home.  We didn't get a chance to stake out our property lines, cut any brush, or start the dock, but that's ok.  It's a step in the right direction and we're both stoked- our baby went on her 1st boat ride today!  

As I think back to pre-baby warnings "you'll never get to do that again once the baby arrives" I'm reminded and re-assured on days like today that you can do more than you think post-newborn.  Maybe I'm being naive, but I don't think it's going to be that difficult to add the newest little islander to the mix.  With a little creativity and planning to accommodate our babe, now 9 months old, I am looking forward to the adventures ahead!