Henry went on his first canoe trip with us last week. He was so stinkin' cute that you'll have to excuse the photo heavy post.
Here he is inspecting the gear.
Then all suited up in his PFD.
Here is our cozy baby spot with cushions and toys tied to strings so we wouldn't litter or lose anything (fyi: this set up got a little tangly, so I retied two of the toys to each side of my seat.)
Some friends asked us how it all worked. Ben did the lion's share of the paddling when Henry was awake. If he was sitting and playing with his toys, I could paddle for a while, but if he was standing and trying to lean over the edge, then I couldn't. The front of the canoe is a small enough space that I could reach him pretty comfortably. It also helps that he hasn't figured out how to throw his leg up to climb out of things yet. He really enjoyed standing up and looking at the water, pointing to the ducks and feeling the breeze on his face. Dragging his shovel in the water was a big hit. So was sitting and pointing at me to order me to paddle some more.
Sleeping boy on the ride back.
Ben and I got to enjoy some quiet couples paddling time during the nap.
This day might have been my favorite day of the whole summer.
It was so great that we plan to go out again this Saturday.