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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sailboat Races

Good morning,

The dogs have had a swim, the boys have had a swim, and now it's time to sail the remote control sailboats.  The taller sailboat was a gift to David a few years ago.  Then Grandpa wanted one for himself so bought the smaller one.  Today there will be a race!
Boys and their toys.  :)
Grandpa made sure all the rigging was ready to go.  David's big boat was the first in the water.
Here comes Grandpa with the other boat. 
 The two younger boys took turns operating Grandpa's boat.  Now that's a nice grandpa!  First Isaak took a turn with the smaller boat.
 The race is on!  They just couldn't decide which way the race was going.
 They got the hang of it pretty fast.
  It was a beautiful day for sailing.
 Then it was Alex's turn.  The boys were very good at waiting for their turns.
 When it was time to take the boats apart and put them safely into their boxes once again, I asked Grandpa to hold the larger boat for a picture to show how big this boat is out of the water.   

We sure had a good time with the boys and the boats.  The boys have a real Norwegian seaman to teach them to sail.  ;)

This is so much fun with all the boys (of all ages!)

Lois

19 comments:

Lois said...

Wow those are some fancy looking sailboats! Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Mama-Bug said...

That looks like so much fun! Can I have a turn too!

TexWisGirl said...

too cool! you need a good-sized pond to get in some big races. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You guys get maximum use out of a swimming pool. Very interesting with the radio controlled sailboats.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I love how the garden is that spacious, Lois, and I really do love the idea of a sailboat race like this!
Happy happy weekend xx

grammie g said...

Hi Lios...What fun and memiories for those boys to have!!

Those are quite the boats!!

Got to go do some preparing for Irene's arrival...hope she isn't to hard on us here in Maine...we like calm here!! lol
Grace

Montanagirl said...

What fun! I'm glad you took the picture with Grandpa holding the boat - wow it's huge! Way bigger than it appears in the water.

Bob Bushell said...

When I was young, I had a sailing boat. It was lovely. Then, I got a train set. Then, you know very well.

Chintan said...

awwww :) your stories are so much fun to read :) the kids must love you <3

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Looks like grandpa wasn't planning to go for a swim and that sailboat is ay smaller than the ones he is used to being on. Boys of all ages DO enjoy their toys.

missing moments said...

Those look like so much fun ... I recently came upon about 10 of them racing in a pond in Central Park. Just the coolest thing!

Happy Days said...

That looks like fun! I bet the kids love playing with those huge sail boats! Glad you showed us how large they were with Gramps holding the boat. They are quite large!! ...debbie

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Every one is having fun ! Can't imagine in my life a house with that view and a swimming pool. Interesting life-style !

Kalyan said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely looking sail-boats!

Rose said...

I wonder who had the most fun--the kids or the adults watching the kids?

Grenville T. Boyd said...

Does this mean Freedom will be getting sails? Could be fun:-) We were on the USS Eagle in July. They wouldn't let me sail it though.
Grenville

EG Wow said...

I'm thinking I'd enjoy those sailboats too!

Elaine said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I know those little boys had the very best time, and the sailboats are gorgeous! I probably would not box them; I would keep them out on display somewhere!