Saturday, June 14, 2014

Flying By the Seat of Our Pants

You just never know what a day will bring and that was certainly how things played out today.  An hour and half before the boat left for NS we decided we'd make the trip to my folks place.  We had been debating all week about going, the weather being our largest obstacle.  My mom had bought some new fishing gear and was excited to have the kids come over and go fishing in the pond.  We were all hoping for a sunny and warm day but neither Saturday or Sunday seemed to be able to promise us such fair weather.  We could either go with some rain or even more rain with the possibility of a thunderstorm thrown in for good measure.  We decided to chance it, going with the just rain forecast and hope for the best.  I'd say we were victorious in our excursion and the weather even cooperated.

It was a mostly overcast day with a drizzle of rain here and there and even the sun made a few brief, yet welcome appearances.  We arrived just before lunch and enjoyed some good conversation while munching on yummy homemade lilac jelly on crackers.  After lunch we headed down to the pond for some serious fishing.  The kids were pumped and hopeful.  Auntie Karina showed off her fishing prowess by snagging the first fish.  Sean was having a hard time and debated about just giving up but, he mustered up his determination, baited his hook and tossed in his line and within minutes the lad had caught his first fish--all by himself and he was THRILLED!!  He hooted and hollered!  Grampa Hope was completely surprised--so much so that he lost his footing and toppled over the park bench and sent the container of worms flying.  It was a scene worthy of America's Funniest Videos.  Sean excitedly whooped it up while Grampa attempted to regain his balance and right the overturned bench.  I managed to catch the next fish and then it was Emma-Lyn's turn which was followed quickly by the fantastic fishing duo of daddy and Nate.  It was such a grand time and so glad that we just went for it.

And would you believe that this was the trip when I forgot to bring my camera?! Ugh!  Thankfully Auntie Karina has a lovely camera and let me snap a few shots.

 I love forget-me-nots.

 This little guy just loves chatting with his Grampa.

 This is one VERY PROUD fisheman!

 Emma-Lyn and her catch.

Daddy and Nate with their catch.

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