We went out to a reservoir near our friends' house last weekend to get in more water activities. You are apparently not allowed to swim in the reservoir, but you can kayak, canoe, paddleboard, and fish. We took the girls out canoeing and paddleboarding. Thankfully we picked up an infant lifevest for Eleanor last summer that we are using again this year. Last year she hated her lifevest because she couldn't walk yet (which is why I got it in the first place), and she couldn't turn her head well in it. This year it fits her perfectly and she can move fairly freely with it. At one point while I was paddling in the canoe, I looked over and Eleanor had her face and arms dragging in the water, with one foot over the side, while my friend who wasn't paddling was grabbing on to her lifevest straps pulling her back in the boat. When she was safely back in the boat and soaked, she was smiling hugely and kept saying "Eh-know plashs! Eh-know plashs!" She kept leaning out to touch the water the rest of the time until we transferred her over to the paddleboard. Overall it was a great morning and very relaxing except for that almost overboard moment.
On another note, our friends have chickens and guineafowl, so before we left for home, Eleanor terrorized the poor thing by chasing him in circles around their yard. It was quite cute, and she never got anywhere near him, but she kept running, yelling, "Guinea, hi!!! Guinea, hi!!!"