Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cooler Weather

After a week or so of nice weather we got hit with a mini cold front.  This morning it rained for our morning play date got moved inside to Chick fil a which is ok because the kids can still play but there is something about playing outside in fresh air that is different that just playing!
So combine cooler weather, with inside play, lack of sleep, baby on the way, and a short nap and you get two kids and a mommy that wake up a bit crabby and nothing is helping.  When nothing works in this house the best thing to do is go outside!  So that is exactly what we did!
It started out because Addyson is relentless with Skip.  She will NOT leave him alone... having the cat is not helping since the cat hides during Addyson's waking hours!  She wants Skip on the leash 24/7 and then drags the poor thing around the house. So I decided to take her outside with Skip so at least he could walk around a bit.
It quickly turned into a mini fishing trip when Owen asked to go fishing.  It is SO nice to be able to walk to the end of the street and have a little stream to fish out of... and most of the time Brad gets lucky enough to catch a fish for the kids to squeal over!!!!  Today was a double bonus... he caught 2!!!
Owen fishes for a while and then gets board if the fish aren't biting his line.  No worries... today he caught a dogfish!!!  Turns out Skip loves the fake worms and he ate it off of Addyson's pole... not really sure he should have eaten that but he liked it and the kids thought it was funny!
As the kids were engrossed with Skip, all of a sudden, out of the blue, there was a fish dangling over our heads!  That quickly got Owen back into the spirit of fishing!!!
Owen decided he wanted to try and learn how to hold the fish!  He is getting so brave!  He did a great job and then the fish did a little squirm and that was it!  The fish ended up on the ground, Owen jumped, and
I've never seen Addyson jump SO quickly into the wagon!!!!  Laughing and crying at the same time!  Wish I would have been filming it!  Luckily daddy came to our rescue... and the fish's and all was well.  Whew!  That was a close one.... and that is why I don't go fishing by myself with the kids!  That hour of cool, fresh air was just what we needed to get through the rest of our night!

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