Saturday, August 7, 2010


Big Bear Lake doesn't come close in size to Lake Malawi, however, there aren't any crocs, hippos or bilharzia goggas nearby! The kids had a great time swimming.

When cousin Breanna saw the ducks nearby she called out, "Oh Mommy, I have always wanted to swim with ducks, my dream has come true!" It was soooooo cute.

Gorgeous smile from big boy Ben-he still cannot swim, but he went in up to his neck all on his own.

Braysen, kicking back and relaxing.

Ami, helping to bring Braysen back to shore when it was time to go home.


Laura said...

All of Ben's smiles are gorgeous! I just want to know what a bilharzia goggas is.

Lishe said...

aaaahh so Breanna had to go all the way to Malawi to make that dream come true ,-) so cute
looks like a great lake to swim! do you go there often?

Lishe said...

i guess i misunderstood, that lakeswim is still is the US :D

By the Brook said...

Yip, we're still in the US!

Schistosomiasis (also known as bilharzia, bilharziosis or snail fever) is a parasitic disease caused by several species of fluke of the genus Schistosoma.

Although it has a low mortality rate, schistosomiasis often is a chronic illness that can damage internal organs and, in children, impair growth and cognitive development. The urinary form of schistosomiasis is associated with increased risks for bladder cancer in adults. Schistosomiasis is the second most socioeconomically devastating parasitic disease after malaria.

This disease is most commonly found in Asia, Africa, and South America, especially in areas where the water contains numerous freshwater snails, which may carry the parasite.

The disease affects many people in developing countries, particularly children who may acquire the disease by swimming or playing in infected water.

Caroline Gill said...

I like seeing the "farmish" family at their cabin in the woods...I mean at the lake... just fits the profile.... enjoy all the family fun!!