Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fishing with Grandpa

Our local state park had a kids' fishing contest and arts & crafts show today. Grandpa is an avid fisherman, so we figured it would be perfect bonding time with him! Last night we headed out to a local store and let the girls pick out their own fishing poles. Gracie stated that she wanted a Spider-Man one before we even left for the store, and Bee declared that she wanted Princesses. They stuck with those decisions almost all the way to the checkout. Then Gracie realized the handle of hers lights up. Bee discovered hers didn't. Back to the fishing pole aisle! Bee switched to a light up Barbie pole and we were good to go.

Ready to fish with Grandpa!

This morning we got up bright and early and headed to the park. Grandpa showed the girls how to cast and they looked at him like he has three heads. Momma and Grandpa cast their lines and they excitedly grabbed their poles. 

Fishing contest!

JR caught a fishie!

"Momma, did I catch a fish yet?"

Two minutes later Gracie asked if she had caught a fish yet. We told her to watch her bobber. One minute later Gracie asked me to hold her pole "for a sec." 
She proceeded to play in an open area on the dam. Bee joined her. Now Grandpa and I were fishing. 

We tried a couple other locations, but the fish just were not biting. When we left, with ten minutes left in the final round of the contest (it was broken into three age categories), there were five fish caught out of all the contestants in all three rounds! 

Drawing on their tote bags.

We rode on a tractor that was converted to look like a train and then scoped out the arts & craft tents. There was one tent for the kids to color a tote bag, which occupied the girls for about three minutes. The rest was pretty average. All in all, a great morning!

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