Friday, April 17, 2009

How many times...

does it take to make something a habit? Cuz I thing we're starting something!!!

Yesterday we had the most glorious weather, and in the afternoon Jon called to say he was coming home a little early and did we want to go fishing? YES!!!

We're trying to figure this out, because I think that's a great way for Lawson and Jon to have good 'guy' time, and I am hoping that if Jon starts these activities while L's very young that it will be a good avenue for them to stay close and have good opportunities to talk as he grows older. On the other hand, I also really like to fish and Jordan really wanted to go fishing! So...I think we're gonna do a little of both. Sometimes it will by guys only....other times we'll go as a family! Last night (Thu) was family time!

We went to Madison County Lake--It was just beautiful! Nice and clean and very family friendly!
Lawson got right to it...Jon was trying to get Jordan's pole ready, but she was distracted...
by these...

and this...
But then she got her mind in the game and brought Jon the cricket tube... Lawson and Jon getting down to business...
Showing Jordan how to cast her line...she's never done it for real--just off the front porch!
Lawson got another one!!!
Jordan fishing...
And do my kids have beginner's luck or what? Jordan caught her first fish last night!!! Here's Jon showing her how to stick her thumb in the fish's mouth to hold it up...
She was SO excited!!! She wanted to touch it so bad, as soon as it came out of the water!!
I love it!!!! What a fun evening!!! And guess what? Tonight we are planning on going camping...so check in a few days for more pics!! :)

4 comments:

Joy said...

LOVE those pictures! Just to show how redneck we are...that's where Ryan proposed to me. I'll give him credit that wasn't his first choice, but I didn't cooperate at the first choice...imagine that =)

Jamey said...

How fun! I'm so jealous. Wish you guys were still around to provide the peer pressure I need to get Kenny to go camping and fishing and all that outdoorsy stuff! :)

(Although, he is taking Braden to a baseball game tonight...I guess that counts as outdoors?!)

Glad you are getting to spend such great quality time together as a family.

THE MORROW FAMILY said...

I can't get over how your kids want to touch all over the fish...especially your girl. I'm not sure all of my kids would want to do that. Fishing is a fun...and cheap...idea for family time! :)

Stefanie said...

Oh what fun! Danny and the boys love going fishing together. But they only have luck catching fish if they go to my grandmother's house (they have an 8 acre pond-lake, stocked with catfish).