Believe it or not, Oklahoma is filled to overflowing with incredible state parks and lakes. As a matter of fact, Oklahoma has the highest number of lakes created by dams in the entire nation. Last Sunday, we went to Fort Gibson state park to enjoy one of those lakes. We went to swim and boat and relax. Doesn't this look relaxing?
Looks can be deceiving because this is what was happening inside that fifth wheel...all...weekend!
We arrived late Friday night. Saturday morning, right after breakfast, the troops were ready for water frivolity. We were ready for the troops to leave the fifth wheel.
I do not like swimming in anything where I cannot see the bottom clearly. This includes oceans, lakes, ponds, reservoirs....get the idea? So, although I look like I am a wonderful Nona enjoying a leisurely swim with two of my girls, I am actually holding onto Ahni in case something from below should grab me. Oh yeah, I will toss her in front of me so fast in order to survive, that little six year old won't know what hit her. She's fish food if they come near me. No, seriously. I am so glad she doesn't read this blog.
Corina offered to babysit Gladys onboard the boat while I took a dip with my six year old body shield.
Gladys, however, refused to be left behind, and proceeded to jump overboard repeatedly. I finally let Ahni go in favor of pushing Gladys in front of me. I hope PETA doesn't read this blog, either.
The afternoon went swimmingly, with no casualties from down under. I know they're there though. Oh, I know, believe you me. I saw Jaws in the '70s.
Then our oldest son, Matt, decided to show off.
Of course, this meant his wife, Molly, had to show him the correct way to show off.
Then it was back to camp for burgers with the grill master. Nice outfit.
Speaking of nice outfits, somebody kill me now...please. And could I get another chin on that bobble head? Holy Dunkin Donuts!
Warning! If your oldest son ever offers to give rides on The Tube and then smiles like this when you accept, DO NOT GET ON THE TUBE!!!
Why? Because first, he will try to kill his bro-in-law, his own little son and one of his sisters.
Then, when they escape, he will try to do away with his oldest sister, his wife and his youngest sister.
When that doesn't work, he will make an attempt on the very persons who gave him life, along with a second attempt on his own little son. Yes, I took my grandson along for a shield. I'm no dummy!
Smart people keep their heads down...
and then there are boys. Nice outfit.
Seriously, somebody shoot us both. Just call the fashion police and line us up. You'll be doing us both a favor. I mean, who wears a little girlie vest like that and I am not talking about me. Something is seriously wrong with this picture. Have we no shame?
I am pretty sure they were considering jumping overboard after seeing their grandparents disgusting displays of belly.
Be sure to visit Unknown Mami for more cities to visit this Sunday!