Monday, June 15, 2009

Fish Tales

This past weekend we decided to go visit my parents...Yaya and Papa. It's been a few months since we've seen them and even a short get away is better than none.

Besides seeing the grandparents, the highlight of the kids' weekend was going fishing in the neighborhood pond. Every time we go visit they BEG to go fishing and this time we did!

On the advice of the man who built the neighborhood, he told us the best thing to fish with in this pond was "dough balls". Huh? So we learned the fine art rolling damp white bread into "dough balls" as our bait. We couldn't argue with the boss man??

Being the clean freak that he is, Lego-Man quickly abandoned that little project. And we had to remove the Princess off the dough-ball project because she was eating as many as she was making!

Let the fishing begin (FYI, this is a catch and release pond):

Papa with the first catch of the day!

Up next, the hubby with his fine catch:

After much consternation and a broken line, Lego-Man finally got his first catch. Well, he actually had a very first one, but reeling it in involved an airborne sequence that resulted in a landfall at the water's edge and a quick escape back into the water! I wish I had it on video. It was priceless. As was his reaction!

An afternoon of fishing would not be complete without a few awards!

May I present to you the winner of a double award for 1.) the most casts into the water and 2.) casting from the most sites around the pond:

Unfortunately, the Princess caught a few weeds, and almost took out 3 eyeballs in her quest for fish.

The "catch of the day" award goes to the hubby for snagging this little jewel:

The "quote of the day" award goes to Lego-Man, after his initial lack of success:

"I think I am being outsmarted by a bunch of fish"

And the final award goes to yours truly for the "photo of the day" award:

I'm glad I didn't let that photo opportunity get away!


littletoesandcheerios said...

Great pics! I bet they have such a nice time!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

That is so cute...they must have had so much fun!

Lianne said...

Wow, this looks like a lot of fun!

Now, I could totally bait my hook using bread. I still wouldn't be able to remove what I caught, but I could re-bait my hook!

jennifer said...

What a fun day! I would have been outsmarted by a bunch of fish too - I have not fishin' skills.

I could just picture the Princess and her casts and movement - adorable!

Tell Lego Man I think he is WAY brave to hold that monster up for a picture *shudder*... critters are scary.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Love the quote of the day! LOL The picture of the day.....PRICELESS! :)

The Source said...

Terrific fishing trip! Love the photos, they're priceless.

Carolina Mama said...

These are darling! Nothing like a good ole Family Fishing Event! :) They are all so cute. Love them all. Hey, gonna root for LSU in the College World Series with me?! :)

Carolina Mama said...

p.s. you probably know, but that was me. :)

Heather said...

Fun! I can't wait until we can take the boys fishing with us:) I'm hoping we can catch a few things here at the beach!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

I love those pics! I miss you! You're blogging as often as I am. :) I keep hoping to get back on it, but like you said in your Thank you post, I'm stuck for topics often, and of course TIME! Hope all is well. xoxox