Sunday, April 05, 2009
Nicky's first fishing trip
I took Nicky for his first fishing trip today. Tom stayed home and pressure washed the driveway. I'm too exhausted to tell a full story right now, but the basics are that it wasn't bad for a first fishing trip.
We went to a lake about a 5 minute drive away.
We bought worms, a little dip net and a stringer, just in case although I was planning to release anything we caught.
Ant bites=2 (Both on Mommy)
Sunburns=2 (Tom didn't wear any sunscreen and is so burnt. I wore it, but missed the back of my neck and had braided my hair so it's a lovely hot pink. Nicky was totally covered and is fine.)
Hooking accidents=0 (I dumped a bottle of wine and used the cork as a hook guard when we weren't actively casting/fishing. Genius idea. And it was old crappy wine by the way.)
Nibbles=2 (Probably our worm being attacked by minnows right under the dock.)
I think Nicky had fun though. Photos are up now. The one above was one of the first I took. Mostly Nicky enjoyed playing with the worms. He wasn't interested in what was happening in the water so much.
After an hour or more of fishing we dumped our stuff at the car and went on the playground. Nicky had a ball and threw a first-class tantrum when we left. We were both hot and tired though, so it was time to go.
After a complete failure of a nap, we went outside and Nicky played with his wormies some more. I finally got him to put them to bed in a planter and come in for dinner. He of course had to sing them to sleep though, and I caught that on a movie for you. I'll upload the movies soon. But probably not tonight. (Must sleep!)