Monday, June 17, 2013

Fishing in the Dark...

PaPa and Elley got Carter a fishing pole for his birthday.  The entire month leading up to it, Carter would wake up in the mornings saying, "I know Mama, tan we doe fishiiiiiing???"

I would have to reply, "Maybe when you are three."  Well, his wish came true.  With his Lightening McQueen pole in hand, we headed to the creek to try our luck in a few bluegill the night before Carter's third birthday.  PaPa and Elley had the car loaded with bait, equipment, chairs, snacks, things for a hot dog cookout and Cheetos (Peter's favorite).  With a little corn on the hook, the boys caught some whoppers!  2-3 inch fish :)  Even Uncle Chase came to help out.  It was a blast!

" does this work?"

We even found a tree that had been struck by lightning.  It went in one side and out the other!

 A wind storm made us rethink our hot dog cookout, but not before the boys warmed up a couple.  With fishing complete and tummies full of fun food, it was Heaven!


  1. I love this. I would like to request that Papa an Elley throw my birthday party. Thanks.


  2. Somehow I missed seeing this post. It brought back memories of the first fish I ever caught at about the same age. I wanted to take it in and cook it right away but my grandfather convinced me to leave it in some sort of basket in the water until we were ready to make dinner. When I went back to get it, it was gone, and everyone said that a crawdad must have eaten it. I love the picture of Peter eating his hot dog with such a serious look on his face! BTW, after reading Christy's post on Fountains of Home, apparently Calgary's getting all the rain and not sharing with the regions further south. Still praying - calling in all the "big gun" saints who have much experience in praying for rain and for the well-being of cattle.

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