Grandma had to hold the twins at one point together because Josiah was getting so scared of the boat's engine that I had to hold him farther up front. They were both squinting either from the sun or from the wind around the boat when we were going faster I think.
At one point, Daniel felt up to sitting with Grandpa in the driver's seat. It is an ongoing joke in our family that my Dad MUST turn his hat a little off center to impersonate "Earnest" from all the "Earnest goes..." movies if you remember those. So this is my Dad's "Earnest Goes Boating" pose for the camera.
Caleb pretty much looked like this the entire time in the boat. Grandma said he sat like a statue and here looks like one I think too. He is usually our adventurous soul, but this might have been a bit to much adventure for this little one.
Josiah was VERY scared of the boat's engine especially when we would go faster as it would get really loud. He cried and cried and yelled for Grandpa to slow down. So mostly for the whole journey we tooled around the lake at a very slow speed, which unfortunately for me isn't my favorite part of boating. I like going fast and feeling the cool breeze. Oh well...what we do for our children. I think too that Josiah is used to being strapped in to moving vehicles and I think he felt a little out of control that he wasn't strapped down to a seat. He wanted to go back to the shore almost as soon as we started. I think he might enjoy this when he is a little older, but for now it was a little traumatic. Josiah really loved the picnic part though and talked about how he wanted to have a picnic again sometime on the way home.
Daniel is steering the boat here in this shot. We had to watch him closely though that he did not push any wrong buttons or take the key out of the boat.