Monday, August 29, 2011

City Girl Goes Fishing

Grandpa Brian has a fishing pond back behind some fields.  Needless to say, all the grandkids absolutely love it.  (Remember what I said about Seth's parents working hard to make opportunities for family fun?  Exactly!)  I wasn't lucky enough to go last summer, being pregnant and all (ahem), so this was my first time.  Honestly, this was probably my second or third time fishing EVER.  I know.  I was a deprived child.  (Kidding, kidding).

Anyway, I was lucky enough to have my friend Lindsey, a born and raised country girl, with me to show me how it's done.  We just love Mike and Lindsey and their family.

My sister Indira was also spending some time with us, so we had eight kids under 8 (and only four adults) at first.  None of the kids remembered how to bait and cast, if they had ever learned.  It was a madhouse.  We were very, very grateful when both sets of grandparents showed up to help.

Each of the kiddos, even our two year olds, caught fish.  The fish were pretty much jumping right out of the pond and onto the hooks.

I took many, many pictures.  Of course.

Daddy brings home the bait
This is deeply fascinating.

Seth and Olivia

Charlotte was not going to let anyone stop her.
Jace's first catch, of probably 25

Lindsey and Peyton
Toddler fish

Mike and Jace


Grandma and Hen



School has started again for pretty much everyone around here this week.  We're starting up today.  I hope you guys enjoy the end of the summer.  It feels like fall already, doesn't it?


  1. Hi, I'm Holly, it's really nice to browse through your blog, especially your Part 1 and 2 Homeschooling days.  I love all you blogging mommies I "meet" who help keep me motivated and sane (ish).  We will be starting adventures in homeschooling this fall.  I'm being stubborn and refusing to believe it's fall, so we won't start until later in September.  Ahhh the beauty of the flexible schedule, love it.  Anyways, I love your blog, you have a fun way of writing.  Maybe I'll be back here, or maybe I'll be responsible and get more sleep and keep my house a bit cleaner and spend less time rambling around these blogs for awhile:-)

  2. How it the fish taste?  It does look good!!!

  3. Shannon@ChickensinMyKitchenAugust 29, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Hi Holly!  Thanks for stopping by!  Housecleaning is overrated, I'd say.  :)

  4. Shannon@ChickensinMyKitchenAugust 29, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    It was really good!  I was a little wary, but now that I've eaten Freeport sushi, I figure nothing can kill me.

  5. Awesome photos!  Good work city slicker ;)

  6. Nice work, you City Slicker.  And that was an awsome princess pole.

  7. Shannon@ChickensinMyKitchenAugust 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Thanks friend!

  8. Shannon@ChickensinMyKitchenAugust 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM