We have been trying to get Ellie out for a boat ride since this spring but with naps and ostomy changes we never had things line up to get her on the water.
This weekend's major goal was to get floating and Saturday morning we cut ourselves loose for a short ride around the harbor where I spent my summers a kid. Fortunately my brother has lots of life jackets for his kids and had one that was small enough for Ellie.
Mom, what is this thing and why can't I clap my hands?
She took a little while to get used to the new surroundings:
But after a few minutes and with the company of her best friend Gus she was ready to float:
She insisted on walking us up the runway. She already walks up and down the docks better than her grandfather.