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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Girls learn Kayaking!

So the girls have joined Girl Scouts here in Ketchikan and they are both Brownies. Here in Ketchikan they are a pretty active group and the first thing they did for the new school year was to teach the girls kayaking! Hmm to show just how small a town we live in? The girls trip to the lake to go kaying made the front page of the news paper. We thought that was pretty funny!


Of course you know I took lots of pictures, right? Oh yes I did and I will share a few with you!

First off they needed to learn the basics of kayaking such as how to hold the paddles. 'Cause that is important you know! Umm does anyone notice Madisons paddle is about 3 times her size? If your not sure which is her, she is the one in the middle wearing blue everything, standing in the back. I thought she was too cute with her supersized paddles but thats just me. Personally I think most things she does are cute.


Even though the oar was way too big she did well with it and handled it perfectly, but then I think someone tried to tell her it might be hard. If you know my little Maddie though you know that is just a challenge to her to prove you wrong. Yes she proved them wrong! hehe she is a feisty one!

Kenzie somehow ended up with one that was a little more her size but she is good about zeroing in on what fits her best.
Group shot of some of the girls and their paddles

I've commented on how little my girls are before right? Well if anyone isn't sure. Here is Kenzie with the darker hair on the right with the blue/teal colored life jacket. Her friend is on the left in the black and pink lifejacket. Kenzie is 3 months older then her and about 5 inches shorter! The picture makes them look like she is standing behind a little but they were actually almost right next to each other and not on an incline. Most of Kenzies friends are younger then her by a couple of months but taller by at least 3 inches.

Unfortunatly for Kenzie she didn't get to go kayaking because she felt sick before she even got in and threw up! Poor kid. Daddy was working that day and his work is about 5 minutes from the lake so I brought her to her daddy so he could help cheer her up. He fixed her up with some crackers and soda and a game on his computer since he only had about half an hour left and then he met us up at the lake with Kenzie who was feeling a little better. She didn't want to go kayaking after that though.

Madison on the other hand had no problems and got to go kayaking. She absolutly loved it! She's been trying to convince us she needs to do it again. Mommy and daddy aren't kayakers though so she will need to make some friends....hehe. They said she did great in the kayak though and the guide who was riding with her just loved her and thought she was a lot of fun. She said Madison talked a lot the whole time......really that is no surprise, the girl could talk for hours even if she didn't really have anything to say!

Close up shot.................
Farther off shot..............

Joshua of course isn't a girl scout.....but he did tag along and enjoyed playing in the kayaks on the grass that weren't being used. He got very comfortable with it.

Here are a few more pics of Madison farther out in the lake. They give you a better view of the lake. It is called Ward Lake and is gorgeous. Of course I haven't really seen many places around her that aren't. Other then parts of town but I don't really go there that often since we live in the sticks!

17 people had something to say:

dickiebo said...

From what I can see, the scenery looks stunning. Just like I 'see' in one of my meditations.

Beccy said...

Looks like a great place to learn to Kayak. Dillon and Mollie both Kayak with the scouts and love it.

ChrisB said...

That looks like so much fun. Lovely photos.

That Chick Over There said...

I am a Girl Scout leader and I looooooove the scouts, and we've never done Kayak so now I feel inferior.

:)

Pamela said...

I predict we are going to see Madd Maddie in the summer Olympics a few years down the road.... an Olympic Kayaker. Indeed

Beckie said...

What a fantastic experience!

frannie said...

loved Maddie with the extra long paddle-- that's Maddie for you! :)

too cute!

Karmyn R said...

That is SO cool! I never got to learn anything like that when I was that age.

Amy W said...

I am thinking you need to buy a kayak....

Marja said...

Just in case you missed your award. There was some confusion about the award (I gave all people in my blogroll an award and didn't list them)
About the kayak trip Great. You have the excellent country for scouting as well. I was a scouting leader for 5 year and both my kids did it. We loved it. We didn't go kayakking though. What a petty that Kenzie was sick, but a great time for the rest. Lovely pictures.

elena jane said...

what a lot of fun, love the photos, just beautiful :-)
glad to see them all in lifevests as well!!

Steffi said...

Very nice pictures of your kids.I hope they had a funny day!

philosophyoflife said...

Wow, what great photo's of the kids and your commentary of the event - worthy of the highest praise.

I think Alaska is definately Kelly, You and the kids - you seem to just fit in perfectly..

I hope you are keeping all the photo's stored and saved - for when they are older..

Melanie said...

That is a small town! Front page news!

I love the pictures. You always get such great shots.

dawn said...

It looks like a great time. Those are great photos. Too bad Kenzie was sick. My youngest looks at everything as a challenge too, and she is quite challenging.

Janice said...

I remember going kayaking for the first time. I was the shortest girl as well!

The view is just breathtaking! You're a lucky girl to be living there!

Debbie said...

It looks like such fun! How great for the girls.