Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thought I'd be posting egg pictures, didn't ya?


Before the plastic egg madness even started, we decided to take the kids fishing on Saturday. And by "take the kids fishing", I totally mean that we were very well equipped to spend a good 10 minutes continuously hooking bits of hot dog to the end of the girls' prized poles so they could catch the Bambis of the fish world. "Hot dogs?" you say. Why yes...with mustard and ketchup and little bit of slaw on the side. They die for this concoction! Pardon the pun. Jay and one of his colleagues from work were helping the girls out with the bait/casting techniques and I was trying very desperately to take pictures keep Nafey boy from doing a full cannonball into the middle of the pond.Emma lasted a full 6 minutes before she ran off to find a little snail friend who she affectionately named "Snailey". Snailey and Em became inseparable...friends for life, mind you...until Snailey's life was taken rather abruptly by a 3 year old's extremely inquisitive fingernails. Rest in peace, Snailey. Rest in peace.
After a few, Abby finally caught a whopper of a fish that weighed in at approximately the same weight as a gummi bear. It took three people to reel it in. These Florida fish...mammoth, I tell ya. But oh, she was so happy, and that truly was what the day was all about.
Sadly, Jay looked at me like I had 6 eyes when I told the girls that they had to kiss the fish for good luck before throwing it back. Please tell me that someone else knows about this ritual! Abby took her dad's side and turned her nose up at the idea, but Emma seems to have a good future in sushi adventures with her mama. In fact, she loved each and every fish we caught. She was the first to touch them and insisted that she hold, kiss, and throw back every single itty-bitty fish that ate our hot dogs. But don't call her a tomboy...no sir-ee, she will baulk at the idea in a second and make sure that you are fully aware that she is a pretty, pretty princess. Mind you, a princess who obviously loves to hold fish near and dear to her heart...(note the tail sticking out of her arms):
Little dude through all of this...well, he obviously has no fear of the water whatsoever and was this close to actually just jumping in to the muddy abyss. So I quarantined him to the van with a load of books and told him to behave. He'll be walking up a bank with a fishing pole his own bad self soon enough...with mama trailing behind him with a lens in his face every 30 seconds, that's fo' sure.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

:) I love Abby's triumphant, "I'm-da-man" expression. lol Great post, Am...

Love,
Dad

StephthefutrRxDr on April 13, 2009 at 7:34 AM said...

Those pics are GREAT!! That little Emma is something else LOL.

Becky on April 13, 2009 at 9:07 AM said...

I'm with Jay...you people have some weird customs. Never heard of the fish one.
And by the way, I think Emma has watched one too many Bugs Bunny episodes...
And I will hold him, and pet him, and squeeze him, and I will name him George.
Rest in peace, George.

~sydney~ on April 13, 2009 at 9:08 AM said...

I love your family! They crack me up every day!

W. Latane Barton on April 13, 2009 at 9:28 AM said...

What a sweet, wonderful Saturday with your adorable brood. Memories in the making for sure.

Anonymous said...

Princess Emma is so cute in the overalls with no shirt! Not tomboyish at all! My Gracie would only wear swimtrunks while swimming at home last year! this year, at 6, she's gonna have to be in girl suit!!!

Kim and Asa

Anonymous said...

Cute!! Matthew caught his first fish on Saturday. Yes Matthew touched and kissed the fish.

Love Ya,
Beth

Owl of the Desert on April 13, 2009 at 1:28 PM said...

Perhaps she thinks the fish will turn into Prince Charming? :-)

What cute pictures! Looks like ya'll had a wonderful time. I love reading about your adventures.

Emily on April 13, 2009 at 3:11 PM said...

Super cuteness picture post! Loved it!

Jill on April 13, 2009 at 4:12 PM said...

You are hysterical! =)

Dani on April 13, 2009 at 5:05 PM said...

I've heard of that, but you couldn't convince me to kiss a fish. I mean Gary is bad enough. haha.

Blondie on April 13, 2009 at 11:46 PM said...

Never heard of kissing a fish...

As for the fish that Emma is hugging - the poor thing was probably wondering what in the world happened to him! (I'm kind of surprised that he, too, didn't fall victim to the fingernails.)

Anonymous said...

Come on and kiss da girl...That yes...but kiss da fish...I don't think so Tim!
Love ya,
Nina

Lisa on April 15, 2009 at 12:28 AM said...

Just sweet!! Gotta love kids and fishing!

Lisa Q

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