Saturday, March 30, 2013

First fishing trip 2013

After getting home from the egg hunts, I told Josh the weather was beautiful and we should go ride our horses. He thought about it for a minute, suggested fishing. So then I suggested somewhere close, like Sandwash or Starvation. But he had his heart set on Pelican Lake. So we loaded the float tubes and headed that way.
 I've never taken my camera out on the lake with me, but now that I have an iPhone, I decided to try it. It rode out in my bra and did just fine.
It was still a little on the cold side, but overall, a lot of fun. That lake is always so peaceful so its one of our favorite places to go. The down side is, getting through all the reeds.
We had to wade through these TWICE, in our float tube, with flippers on. By the time you get through, you almost don't have enough energy to fish.
But like I said, its such a peaceful place, so it only takes a minute to get into the relaxation of fishing.
We ended up catching only 1 fish, caught by yours truly. (I always out fish the hubs.)
Even though I caught it, Josh was still kind enough to unhook it for me. 

We didn't stay as long as normal because the fishing wasn't great, it was a little on the cold side, and Josh discovered he had a hole in his waders, based on the fact they were very slowly filling with water. Another funny thing, when I put on my waders, they were WAY to big. That's because Josh had put mine on. Also, he had been using them ALL winter to trap beaver. No wonder they had been so tight. 

Easter Egg Hunt

This morning, I headed to Roosevelt to go Easter Egg hunting with Vanessa, my mom and the boys. We were able to get a lot of fun crammed into just a few hours.

First, we started at the Neola Park. The wait was excruciating  for little children and their parents.
We decided that grandma would help Valex, I would help Daxsen and Vanessa would be the photographer. 

Some of the eggs had a note in it if you won a prize. Daxsen only picked up 3 eggs, one of which had a prize for a bucket and sand shovel. Valex got a few more eggs and prizes, including a free ice cream from the store. He loved it!
After the park, we headed to Stewart's Grocery. They had another egg hung going and the Easter bunny was there. I did some grocery shopping while the others waited in line for the Easter Bunny. By the time I finished, the line had barely crawled. We knew the bunny was also at the other grocery store, and since they didn't have something as big planned, hopefully the line was shorter.
So we headed outside for the egg hunt. Again, the wait was excruciating! Its so hard to wait when there is eggs and candy a mere foot away. 
This time, I manned the camera so Vanessa could gather eggs with Daxsen. 

Then we headed to Davis Jubilee Grocery to see the Easter Bunny. Their line was much, MUCH shorter.
While waiting in line, we helped decorate a cupcake. 

As you can see, they were delish! Vanessa had to run out to the car and grab baby wipes to clean them up before sitting on the Easter Bunny's lap. And we shared the wipes with a few other kids. Next time, we'll get the cupcakes afterwards. 

After all the excitement, we headed home. Aunt Savannah gave them her gift and they played with it for a few minutes before nap time. They were both already on a sugar high, so I immediately put their eggs with candy away so mom can recycle them for tomorrow morning.