Thursday, May 01, 2008

Daddy Had A Day Off

Stop the press! Daddy had the day off ... well kind of ... but still, he was able to spend most of the day with us today. Both of the kids were beyond wired and Mommy, well I was chopped liver but have to admit that I kind of enjoyed it. It was touching to sit back and watch my children shower their Daddy with love and Daddy basking in their smiles and laughter.

After a nutritious breakfast of McDonalds, we packed the kids up and went up the road to a fabulous wooded park called Idlewild. It has trails, playgrounds, two fishing wharfs and a gorgeous paved path around this little lake. The sunshine was out with a crisp wind. It was the perfect day for Daddy to teach the little man how to fish for the first time and for the girls to hang back on the blanket and spread out ... no make that, eat the small picnic that was packed.

Neither Kaelen nor Daddy caught a fish, but Kaelen did manage to catch many clumps of algae, water grass and the nearby tree ... three times. Lets just say that it was in everybody's best interest to remain far back in the grassy field when he attempted to cast his rod.

Daddy showing Kaelen how to cast his rod. And ... those eager pussy willow branches that were just begging to be caught.

Kaelen branching out on his own striving for fishing independance already. LOVE this picture and think that I will get it cropped and framed.

1 comment:

Goofball said...

it looks like great great family time!