Wednesday, April 4, 2012

jumping where the alligators hide

Day #2 of no water.  So we did the next best thing....we went to the water.  We had to go do some business in the town of Falmouth.  So when ever we are that direction we stop by to visit American missionaries Mack and Marilyn.  They have a church located right on the famous Martha Brea river.  It is so pretty there.

When we were there last week, there was a group of teens jumping in the river.  I put my foot down when my little girls wanted to jump in also.  It is very, very deep and fast moving.   When they heard we were headed that way, they packed their life jackets in the bus.  So needless to say, that's all they talked about until Mrs. Mack found a rope and daddy tied it onto them.  One at a time they jumped in and swam around.

There was an occasional panicked moment when they would float to close to the grassy spots...which they were convinced the alligators hid.
 I was so proud of all of them.  I don't think I want to swim there.  Moriah swam all the way across!

Eden was looking at this video while I was typing and she said, "Call it Super Brave Eden jumps in the water."  Well, you can see she just couldn't get up enough courage to jump......but she was {super} brave after Daddy threw her in!
Life can be so fun!


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! That video cracked me up! My daughter would have freaked out if Daddy did that to her! Good for Eden, though, for being brave.

Looks like it was a fun day!

Carrie said...

How fun!! I would like to invite you to share at our new link party Happy Family Times at We are hoping to inspire all of us to enjoy more family time. Thank you!!

Chris and Carole said...

Oh, wow! That looks like so much fun! I'm sitting here where it's still below freezing with a few feet of snow... love the fresh, summer breezes your blog blows my way :-)

Melissa said...

How fun!!

Life is fun...especially through the eyes of babes.

Loved how your hubby picked up Eden and tossed her in. : ) She was so brave!! : )

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