Thursday, July 18, 2019

Boat Parade 2019

Every fourth of July, the lake that my parents live at has a lighted boat parade. We love picking a theme and decorating every year and the kids REALLY love it! This year we did a Safari theme.

Here are the pictures of the finished product...

























It was the first year that the two littlest kids were allowed to come along...it starts at 9:30PM so it was always past their bedtime...this year they stayed up and got to come along!




Soooo much fun it was! There are no winners; just bragging rights! HA>

We love to float on tubes in the lake when it is really hot! Anyone who has ever floated on a lake knows you can;t close your eyes for long because the waves push you away from shore or down to the neighbors and you have to paddle back to your house. I got sick of having to paddle around and not be able to close my eyes and relax so the kids and I came up with a great idea! We got a concrete slab and tied a rope to it then dropped it in the lake about 50 feet from shore. We then tied a buoy to rope at the top of the water and now we can float with our eyes closed and just hold the buoy...we never move! It is perfect...


It was a fantastic boat parade and fourth of July weekend all together.

Have a fantastic day!


20 comments:

  1. Your family knows how to party Ann...so fun!!

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    1. LOL Nana! Yes, we definitely have some fun together. It is a lot of work but it is worth it when we see how much fun the kids have - it is such great memories for them! HUGS to you - have a great day Nana!

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  2. That looked like a lot of fun! Glad the two littles got to go this year!

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    1. Yes Robin - it was awesome and they loved every second! So happy they were allowed to join us! Have a fantastic day!

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  3. What a fun thing to do every year. & the boat is perfect for the theme. Glad the kids could finally join in!

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    1. Yes, we love it Rebecca Jo! It is a lot of work but so much fun! Have a fantastic week!HUGS

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  4. How fun. It's always fun to be out on the water.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. Yes Sandee, we have a ball every year. We are definitely a water family! Have a great day - HUGS!

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    1. It is a lot of fun...thanks for reading! Have a great day!

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  6. Oh, I love the way you decorated! What a great theme. It sounds like so much fun. And so clever the way you keep from floating away.

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  7. Oh my goodness what a fabulously decorated boat! "It's a jungle out there"
    I love it!! I'm all about floating with my eyes close so good for you guys to figure out how to stay put! Makes for a relaxing afternoon.

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  8. I love the boat, so darn cute! Sounds like a whole lot of fun.

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  9. The boat looks great! And the whole parade sounds like a ton of fun.

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  10. I love the monkeys!! Too bad there aren't prizes because you would have won for sure!! Pontoon boats are just the best!

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  11. That sounds like an awesome activity. Its great the whole family can enjoy it. lazing on the lake sounds perfect.

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  12. Beautiful photos.
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  13. The last time I was on a pontoon boat was while visiting friends.

    What a fun day.

    We went down the Fox River and Lake Butte Des Morts, back on the Fox and eventually to Lake Winnebago. A large lake.

    The small town folks thought they were going to catch out the city slickers (my friend Spewgie and me).

    As we went by Bird Island they began tossing handfuls of Cheetos. We were attacked by hundreds of seagulls! It was like 「The Birds」.

    Except two of them were wearing orange t-shirts and the gulls began actually attacking them.

    Moral Of The Story: Don't dress like Cheetos. Ever.

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  14. That's what my friend did in our lake too. It's too gross to swim in now though.

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