We bought a boat!
Brent and Brock drove all the way to Washington, North Carolina to tow home our new 2018 Sea Fox Center-Console 246 Commander! Brent has been doing research on our family's new boat since we decided to move back to North Carolina (this was a major factor in our decision to move home - giving our children the same childhood opportunity Brent had growing up owning a boat)! Really, this boat has so many great features for our family and as an off-shore fishing boat!
Two days after it was picked it up, we tried it out on Jordan Lake! Saturday of Memorial Day weekend was a really pretty day to be out on the lake - we arrived early to beat the traffic and packed a picnic lunch!
Brock has claimed his seat on the boat - right next to the Captain's chair. If you ever join us on the boat, I think you may have a bit of a fight on your hands trying to sit there! He is so curious - asks Brent what the buttons do and what everything means. I think it's wonderful he's interested in something his father is so passionate about - I hope it sticks!
|Were you eyeing some jet skiers? ;)|
Kade and I had lots of fun in the water - after you get over the initial chill! (Water temperature was 79 degrees) Don't worry - by mid-July, Jordan Lake will feel like a hot tub!
Kade's absolute favorite thing to do was stand on the back platform, count 1, 2, 3 and jump off in to the water! (Bad angle for the video, but kind of hard to get the other way with an electronic device.)
After some fun playing in the water, it was time for lunch! Such a great decision to add the removable table option to our boat! It's been used several times (and comes with two extra cupholders!)!!
After lunch, we pull up the anchor and drive around... and every boat ride Kade has attended, he has fallen asleep. This was nap #1 for Kade. When Brent picks up speed, Kade is sitting in my lap and I think it literally rocks him to sleep!
Some of these pictures are from the lake on Monday - case in point, picture below with Kade looking out at another boat passing. We decided that he wasn't quite big enough for the other type of life jacket (the type Brock is wearing) and went a size down. I also feel safer with him in this type because if something happens, it makes sure his head is up in the correct position, above the water.
My view for about 5 minutes..... next time I'll have more polished toenails.