jon has been a’hankering to fish lately and he finally decided to make some time to go…

he went this morning to our lake (where jon found that we couldn’t open his car via our cell phones when he locked the keys in the trunk) and then decided to try another lake this evening…

so we made it a family thing (jasper likes to hang out with jon while he fishes)…  “daddee, found fishing ‘pot now?”  “go fishing, daddee?”

we went to cedar hill state park and our plan was for jasper and i to wander while jon fished but that didn’t work out so well…  what happened was that jasper didn’t want to wander, she wanted to stay right by jon and do exactly what he was doing…

“no, mama!  i don’t want to wa’k!  i fish with daddee!”

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stuck to her daddy’s side…  doesn’t look like he minds, does it?

(hey, how about those knee patches, huh?)

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man, it was windy, windy!!!  jon didn’t catch anything but we all had a good time hanging out and then wandering around after jon finished fishing…

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jasper wasn’t satisfied with just watching jon fish! wait, when is that girl ever content just to watch?  two year olds don’t watch, they want to DO…

she said, “mama, good fishing ‘pot?  i fish too?” and ran off…  as i go after her, she comes running back with a thin reed she picked up off the ground and waves it proudly, “see, mama?  i fish now too!  fish wod!”

the cute thing was that it really did look just like a minature fishing rod (she knew exactly what she was looking for when she went stick hunting!) and then she proceeds to stand next to jon and hold the “fishing rod” like him and even move her hand in a circle like jon was doing when he would reel in!!


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here she is casting her “rod”…  what you don’t see is my heart stopping every time she got a little too close to the wall edge so for the most part, i stood next to her holding her collar…  since she needed two hands to fish, of course 🙂

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that hat looks a little big on her, doesn’t it?

jon said that he is going to go ahead and make a  jasper-sized cane pole for jasper to actually fish with next time…  who knows?  the sugar monkey could actually catch a fish!