Archive for April 26th, 2009

let’s just pretend fish for now…

jasper lilith finally got a little fishing rod…  she got to pick it out, of course, and though there were not a lot of choices (in kid-sized rods), she went straight for the most girly rod of them all!

soapbox:  man, i get so tired of all that thematic crap out there!  i usually try to avoid the themey stuff but they did not have one children’s fishing rod that was just a rod – they were all disney, barbie, spiderman, batman, bob the builder and more…

sheesh…

she picked the barbie one, by the way 🙂

jasper wanted to go fishing the day we got it for her but she had to wait until the morning to go – poor thing 🙂

jon has been getting up quite early to go fish at our lake and when he rolled out of bed that next morning, jasper climbed right over me and rolled right with him…  don’t even ask what time it was…

jon left to get some fishing in before jasper and we ate breakfast and then met him at the lake…

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jaspers rod is small and barbiesque but it is a real fishing rod…  the neat thing is that it came with a little butterfly bobber that we could tie on to the end of the line for her to practice with before adding a real hook and letting her at the fish!

so the morning was spent with jasper throwing the butterfly around…  it was a learning experience for all of us!  jasper learned that the fishing rod is not a toy and we learned that after about 30 minutes jasper is ready to do something else!

well, we saw that coming – i am actually impressed that she can last that long for her age 🙂

luckily, the lake has a playground right by it so she and i divided our time between fishing with daddy and running on the playground…

it was a good day…

and next stop?

hookville!

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wind and water…

at the end of another day out and i can’t decide which looks prettier – the waterfalls or the windblown girl…

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what do you think?