Since we decided to have Danya's 6th birthday at Lake Oologah, we just HAD to go test out the water and make sure it was a good location for the party. Unfortunately, in mid-May the water was still pretty cold. Too cold for me in fact. Daniel and the girls braved it for about 15 minutes, but in the end we all just played on the shore.
There was a huge pile of sand dumped at one end of the swimming area. So, of course, we had to climb to the top and dig down the sides so that we could make waterfalls. Danya seemed to enjoy this the most. Gloria preferred to dig a big hole close to the water's edge and fill it with lake water. We tried to make a castle, but that didn't go well. Daniel submitted to having his feet buried after setting me up nearby with a blanket on the sand hill to sit on and keep the spiders away.
The scary part of the experience was when a heavily tatooed man arrived with his very large Rottweiler not on a leash. The girls were scared. The man said, "Don't worry, he's friendly!" Uh huh. That made me feel SO much safer. We left shortly after that.