Left: with Grandma at Logan's pre-k graduation, June 2012. Right: with Grandpa, Easter 2009.
Logan has been wanting to go fishing for a while now, and Grandpa even got him a fishing pole for Christmas. With the luck of good weather on their side, they were finally able to put the new pole to good use on their very first fishing fishing trip!
It sounds like they had an absolute blast on their day out. Aidan caught a huge catfish and a small bass, and Logan reeled in a couple of small bass as well. They even baited their own hooks with worms. They talked about the fun the had from the minute they got home to the minute they went to bed. They couldn't even pick a favorite thing about their day because it was all just so awesome for them.
I'm so glad they had this opportunity. I told them they were so lucky to be able to spend such quality time with their grandparents and they'd cherish these memories forever.
I'm also glad the grandparents were the ones to volunteer for fishing duty. I mean, I was a fishing pro (ha!) back in the day, and I may have even hooked my own worms...but to be honest, the thought of touching worms and giant catfish kind of gives me the creeps now. Clearly I've lost my edge :)
And because I don't have any pictures of the boys fishing (you can tell the grandparents aren't bloggers because they were having too much fun to take pictures, ha!), I'll leave you with this evidence of my fishing prowess back in the day. And this wasn't even the time I caught a huge trout with my Mickey Mouse fishing pole when I was 5. I only brag because my parents tell me they didn't catch a single thing. Ha!
True story: this um...lovely (?) picture is currently *still* hanging on my mom's refrigerator. I was maybe 10 or so? With an awesome sense of style, clearly. #throwback
Question: were Mickey Mouse fishing poles the "it" thing back in the 80s or something? Did anyone else have one? Adam told me he had one as well, but it met an untimely end in the ocean. Or maybe we were soul mates before we knew it based on our mutual love for our Mickey Mouse fishing poles? Ha!