while we were up in the adirondacks last week, we took a row boat out on the hudson river, which was really beautiful. the kids had a lot of fun taking turns rowing the boat, and steered us towards a tiny island in the middle of the river that had some trees and rocks on it. so we spent about twenty minutes exploring the little island while picking up muddy dirt and throwing tiny pebbles into the river before getting back in the boat and rowing up and down the river some more. it felt incredibly peaceful out there (thanks to minimal arguing from the kiddos about who was rowing next)!
josh was on the crew team in high school and also at columbia during college for a bit, so this is his thing for sure. haha. i love how happy being in even a tiny rowboat on the water makes him. this is totally his jam. it’s adorable to watch.
an early morning dip into lake george were something our papa looked forward to on our very first morning. the kids were brave and went down to the water with him and got in up to their knees, but only conrad was willing to head far out and swim with him!
love these next couple of photos of conrad and papa!
and this one of my favorite. because after they swam together and came back towards us, conrad kept saying, “papa strong!” and making this motion with his arms and hands to show us what he was talking about. i think he felt very safe out there in the cold deep water on his papa’s back, and it was so sweet to see him articulate it all as they came back in together.
have a great weekend, friends!