Tuesday, May 6, 2014

their first fishies

Last night I received an impromptu call from our friend who asked what we were doing for dinner, wanting to know if we would like to come over and grill hot dogs. As luck would have it, I already had pork chops marinating so I said I'd just bring them over and throw them on the grill with their hot dogs.

I like how Dexter is OBLIVIOUS to the world aside from what he's focused on while little Mari is posing and smiling from the camera, which was a good 50 feet away. She makes me smile!


After dinner, Brandy asked the kids if they wanted to go fishing. Bianca was kind enough to bait the hook with a worm since no one else wanted to.


Worms! Dirt!

Just about as quickly as they cast the line, a fish started biting.  Perfect first fishing experience, even if it was a little misleading. Ha.

Theo was so proud of his catch!  To watch the smile on his face while he was reeling it in and admiring it afterwards was the cutest thing ever. He was happy. Reminded me of the moment I had at McCormick's Creek when the boys were overjoyed to just be throwing rocks in the creek. 

Dexter's turn.

Look at his little smile. He was loving it.  And as it turns out, Brandy is a pretty good fishing coach!

Again, within a few seconds, we had another fish on the line. 

It was such a fun, spur-of-the-moment kind of evening and the boys really enjoyed their first fishing experience. I couldn't help but keep thinking how much my Dad would have loved to see them catch their first fishies. Bittersweet.



  1. this looks like so much fun! such pretty pictures, too. <3