Nathan played it safe and stayed close to shore. A family camping in the next spot over had 2 little boys, and they shared their water toys with him. He thought it was fun to crawl around in the water to his knees and "swim".
Oren was a little braver, and let Daddy walk him way out. The lake was pretty shallow, and you had to go out kind of far to get over Mark's head. You can see how far out they are and it is only to Mark's waist. But that is a little high for Oren, who doesn't swim, so Daddy carried him.
William finally woke up and splashed in the water for a while with Mommy before climbing out and playing in the sand to dry off. Here is Daddy trying to convince him to come back in the water. William wasn't excited about the idea.
We didn't fry, and we used plenty of sunscreen so we didn't end up all red. The boys had a blast, I remembered how to get a fire started back up from warm coals into a nice blaze, we borrowed salt to cook our tinfoil dinners in our skillet since I forgot both the salt and the tinfoil, and we spent some nice family time together. We hit Mountain Home on the way back for smore's fixing, which we had forgotten to get before, and had a picnic lunch at a park in town. Let the kids run off some energy.
My house is a disaster, I haven't been home to clean it, just home long enough for the kids to make messes in between appointments and errands. But it was nice to spend some time as a family and enjoy our tent and make a big fire and squish around in the muddy lake bottom. All in all, a nice weekend!