Thankfully, there was another family up there with a little girl Ella's age. It was so nice that she had someone to play with.
They were catching the minnows in the lake and wanted to have their picture taken together.
Ella was so excited that she had some fish in her bucket. She get excited trying to catch its slimy little body. And then when it died (because she kept pulling it out of the water), she giggled and said, "Mommy, its upside down! That's so silly!"
One of the days that it rained, there was a beautiful rainbow over the lake that I got to catch. What I loved about it was that it looked so deep into the land across the lake, as if the pot of gold was sitting just in our sight!
We had to inch Ella into the water sometimes. She would walk in and play for a while, but once we wanted her to go swimming, we put her life jacket on and she said she wasnt old enough. So we told her that when she thought she was ready, she could just let us know. Within a half hour, she was in the lake walking around and splashing everyone.