Monday, May 26, 2008

Go Fish

The "camping" at Grandma's may have been moved inside for Saturday night, but we did manage to get some fishing in. The kids even went and had a good time. Parker was the first to catch a fish...a bass even! Poor Steve didn't get much fishing done, between helping P and E and helping me. I'm not squimish about worms and fishing, so I don't mind getting my hands dirty, but I swear about everytime the darn fish would eat the hook and that I can't handle. We caught quite a few fish. Emma was in charge of the basket, but eventually it got too heavy and she even stepped in the pond once trying to get them out. In the morning Steve and a few others got up early to get a little more fishing at least he did manage to get some decent fishing time in after all.

After the fishing and Smores (Mom had her very first smore) we got a game of Big Bertha in (of course I didn't win) and even played some Apples to Apples. (Of course Steph won). P and E did sleep in their sleeping bags upstairs, so it was like a mini campout. They kept rolling out of their sleeping bags and Emma ended up with her head under the bed and Parker woke up in the middle of the night because he couldn't figure out where he was.

The next day we went to Littlefield's for the usual Hansen Picnic complete with visiting the animals there. The weather was decent, hot even. All Parker wanted to do was see the pig. At the park there are buffalo, goats, turkeys and last year there was also a pig. Parker was so excited he was still there this year. He gets the biggest chuckle that the pig snorts at this leg. The turkeys weren't noisy like last year, but Parker did find a dead toad that he even picked up...eewww.

Today was Great Grandpa's 80th bday party. We went to the Memorial service in Brayton and then headed to grandpas. There are a lot of little cousins and so the kids had a good time. I had another hot dog (my 3rd for the weekend) and Steve's poke and pour cake looked to be a success. It rained a little that morning, but was nice later on so the kids were able to run around outside. Back there and here we managed to miss the wind/hail and other bad weather that has been hitting around here lately.

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