Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fun Times

We try to get our kids out at least once a day, depending on the weather of course. We have a fairly new park nearby, but we like to check out other parks for something different. We don't have our own backyard for the kids yet, so parks are the best we can do for right now. And I'm thankful for them!

We had heard of a park nearby my parent's house that had a place to fish. You had to throw them back once you caught them, but it's all good fun. We went on a Monday to try our luck, but to no avail. Of course we didn't have any bait. We had tried bread, but they were too smart for that.

The next day we took a neighbor boy with us. He had the goods too! Worms. Yuck, just the thought of worms makes me shiver. Thankfully he has no problem touching them, as most boys aren't. So, we got there, tried out the worms, still nothing. Tried the bread again....

I caught four of those! I forgot the thrill of fishing. We tried worms, didn't catch one. Tried bread, that's when I caught the four fish. I'm so proud of myself. My daughter was pretty thrilled to see fish out of water. She was a little hesitant to touch it, but she's pretty brave. She touched it real quick and was happy with that.

It was an overall fun time that day. After fishing we went over to the playground and ran around with the kids for a while. Gotta love playing in the rain (I still do) but we left shortly after it started. You know what the best part of bringing kids outside and letting them exhaust themselves?

They go to bed that much easier!