Sunday, August 30, 2009

Are we rednecks or fobs? Maybe a little bit of both

Red necks and fobs are one in the same. For those of you who don't know, fob stands for fresh off the boat. Basically, it's a Polynesian red neck. I think it was in the beginning of June Dave took the boys and a friend out to Saguaro Lake in our little 14 ft aluminum fishing boat along with the surfboard and towed the kids around the lake! They had so much fun! So later that month he took the rest of the family out to the lake. It took quite a bit to convince me to go. Some say it was pride or it could be the fact that I don't like being a fob/redneck on purpose. Okay, okay it was pride.
Anyway we took our little boat out with all 6 of us and a long 9 ft surfboard. So we putt...putt...putt our way out to the other side of the lake. Here is Kaili with our orange flag that we have to raise every time someone falls in the water. Kalani was the first one to go. He was pretty nervous to try and stand, but he did a great job.

Kalei looking cute as always

Unfortunately after Kalani had his ride on the board the motor started acting up. So that ended the towing session :( So we dropped the anchor and everyone jumped in.

We had some ducks come by and Kalani decided it would be fun to swim with them.

Is the water cold!!??

Kalani striking a pose-he's one buff dude :)

Kawika trying to stay up

What is that you say? Why weren't you and Kalei in any of the pictures of everyone swimming. Well that would be for a couple of reasons. First, Kalei is a smart girl-she got in for a whole 2 minutes and realized that the water is just WAY too cold(she must have her mom's blood) to enjoy. Second, I don't swim in lakes, call me prissy-hey, I grew up in Hawaii-what do you expect! I must admit I have been in lake water a couple of times and that was more than enough for me. It is cold, stinky, stagnant water and when you walk in it mud squishes through your toes-yuck! All in all we had a great time -just as long as I don't have to get in the water!


Crystal said...

Kalei, this is Annie. I love you! I miss you. I love you. I like you. HUGS, Annie

Kahilau said...

AMEN SISTER! I too am morally opposed to swimming in water that is cold, muddy, stagnant, or green, or in most cases, ALL OF THE ABOVE! Love that your family has so much fun!

R and R said...

I am with cold dirty water for me. But kids have such a great sense of adventure!!

Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much said...

Getting on a surf board and being pulled by a boat looks like so much fun! I wanna try that!

As you were describing the lake, about it being: "cold, stinky, stagnant water and when you walk in it mud squishes through your toes-yuck", I was laughing cos I thought about the PCC lagoon. . . not that I went swimming in it or anything, some people threw me in on my last day of work and it was sooooooo gross!

Kahanu said...

Hahaha!! PCC Lagoon-that's totally what they are like! I somehow managed to avoid getting thrown in at work!! Hey, I can't read your blog anymore :( My email is Hope your family is well!!

Pua said...

I am SOOOOO with you on stinky lake water! I was just at PCC, and it is STILL stinky! eewww! SOOO excited to see you on Friday! Loves!

Jana and BJ said...

You guys are definitely not fobs, just a family that knows how to have a great time. They will always laugh at the memories. I agree 100% with stinky lake water. I'll put my feet in the water IF there is sand. And I'll jump in IF I can see the bottom.

lilia said...

I think us Hawaii people must sound a little stuck up BUT I am with you too cold, too stinky, can't see the bottom, and yes, yes, yes it is the PCC lagoon -- nothing more needs to be said. Except they actually cleaned the PCC lagoon and you can see the bottom. Does that mean we should all jump in now? Laughed so hard at this post. Your hubby comes up with the funnest stuff. Namu didn't laugh as hard because actually it is totally something he would do. Love.

Linsey said...

Remember when calling someone a fob was just about the worst thing we could think of? This looks like such a fun family outing. Your kids are all getting so tall and more good-looking.

Daily Drama Mama said...

Super fun. I hate lake water. I always think there is going to be a dead body or something. I know too much tv and scary movies. I am a beach girl for sure.