View Full Version : Why We MOOMBA!

06-20-2011, 10:30 AM
We had a great weekend on the water despite a little issue that I'll post separately on. Here are some pics that remind me of Why We Moomba!

Daughter brought some of her buds on Sat.

Both wakeboarded 1st time but one was a natural.

Son #1 starting to get aggressive and confident.

Maybe too confident?

06-20-2011, 10:32 AM
Daughter #2 hates surfing. Uhh, are you sure about that Meg?

Son #3 in training mode.

Just hang on!

Daughter #3 showing li'l bro how its done.

06-20-2011, 10:34 AM
Please don't eat that!

How about 5 kids at once behind the boat?

Did you get what you wanted for Fathers' Day? I did!

06-20-2011, 10:37 AM
Awesome pics! Glad you had a good one. Mine was great too, just no pics to prove it.

06-20-2011, 10:42 AM
Awesome pics Kane. Life don't get a whole lot better than that

06-20-2011, 11:39 AM
Memories that last forever!!!

06-20-2011, 12:09 PM
Awesome Kane, great post! Way to keep them wet!

"don't eat that" I almost fell out of my chair when I read that!:p

06-20-2011, 12:50 PM
That is what it's all about! Great pics. Looks like ya'll had a blast.

06-20-2011, 12:53 PM
Looks like you have a great time!! Good to see the youngsters outside instead of in front of a TV.

06-20-2011, 12:53 PM
thanks for sharing-looks like a great fathers day

bummer about that issue tho :(

06-20-2011, 01:26 PM
Those pics are AWESOME! Fun and smiles on kids faces are PRICELESS! I know how selfish I can be when I'm on my boat sometimes but the second I see a smile or hear a laugh from my kids (and their friends) I'm instantly reminded of why we do this!

Now if I can just figure out how to post pics like that (full size) I'd be more than happy to show some of our smiles! :)

06-20-2011, 02:49 PM
Thanks! and thanks everyone for kind comments. Re posting pics, please see this thread-- my info starts with post #3. This is a sticky in the help area:


06-20-2011, 03:07 PM
Thanks dude will give er a whirl tonight from home!

06-20-2011, 03:15 PM
Great! Just so you know, I didn't want to sign up for some dumb photobucket account. I did it though because I was jealous of the BIG pictures others could post. It is very simple and they never bother you. I have been extremely happy with photobucket and it's free. Best tip though: Look for the "Bulk Uploader". It works great. I go through all the pics I have and copy and paste the ones I want to upload into a temporary folder on my desktop. Then I use the bulk uploader to upload the whole folder. It will work in the background but usually only takes a couple of minutes. I then delete the temp folder when I'm done with it. Oh yeah, the "link" below your uploaded photo is the last one-- the one that starts with IMG and ends with IMG. That's the one to copy and paste in your moomba forum post. Works great!

06-20-2011, 04:07 PM
Great pics! What trainer is your son on? My 10yr old son combo ski's and little brother (4) thinks he should try. I'm not sure I'm ready for that @ 4, but that trainer looks like something that could really work in our situation.

06-20-2011, 06:32 PM
Awesome pics Kane! And you've convinced me to join photobucket... I'll join in the party.

We had an awesome weekend with family - weather was perfect. The boat is working out GREAT - couldn't be better. Went with the LSV mainly for space and seating as we go out all day and bring lunch and everything else - but we are mostly skiers right now... who knows where we'll end up. Yes the wake is big for slalom. Oh well- adds to the challenge! Don't regret it at all - bought new last Aug 26th and loving it!

nephews having fun

brother and sister-in-law... she didn't take kindly to being sprayed...

took some serious work but finally got a smile out of him. Should have seen the frowns he was giving.

he liked this a LOT better. And yes- that is a swing straight off an old swingset.

06-20-2011, 06:36 PM
My first attempt at barefooting behind the boat. Decided it was the last for a few days... Perfect camera timing haha.

Other brother... tried telling him it's a wakeboard boat but he says nah. And I still don't have the wakeboard...

cuttin it up

Showoff... maybe one day I'll be there.

06-20-2011, 06:36 PM
Even got Pops in on the action! Not bad at 67...

This is what Moomba's ALL ABOUT!!! We did manage one little scare - with everything going on I didn't pay any attention and ran it out of gas!! But the nice thing was it wasn't all the way out. Idled back to dock... took the cans for more gas, and we were back at it! I thought the boat ran on thanks not gas??

06-20-2011, 09:39 PM
Wow! Your pics look great. It's well worth it, isn't it???

The trainer is one like the one in the link below. But, my Dad glassed in the center b/c it would spray kids in the face and he didn't like that. It's way fun!


Edit: Oh yeah, he took the boots off it too.

06-20-2011, 11:59 PM
FANTASTIC pics guys! Thanks for sharing. Looks like you both had a great Father's Day.

06-21-2011, 09:48 AM
Thanks Kane!