We went fishing today. It was so much fun! We went up to a lake that I used to go to all the time with my grandparents when I was growing up. Matt and I usually try to get up there at least once a year. It is usually about 20 degrees cooler there than it is at home. Today was no exception. It was almost cold! Everyone wore long pants and for the first time in about 2 months (other than at church) my kids had to wear socks and real shoes -- not flip flops or sandals. We also had to wear jackets most of the time. We got rained on a little bit WHICH WAS SO REFRESHING!!!
Matt and Micayla were the only ones actually fishing. Micayla has a super cute pink Disney Princess fishing pole. I didn't have a license and I was trying to keep Caleb under control. He played in the mud and was covered!! I am so glad that I thought of bringing extra clothes.
We had some nice neighbors, that probably thought that there was no way we were going to catch anything with our noisy rock throwing kids, that gave us their 2 fish to bring home. Then Matt caught 4 more -- one of which was to small to keep so we released him. As Matt put the fish on the stringer the kids started calling them Nemo. Nemo is a favorite at our house!
When we got home Matt was cleaning the fish and Micayla asked to see them. She asked what was wrong with them. We told her that they died and that we were going to eat them for dinner. She got so sad!! We tried to us this as a learning opportunity. We explained to her that there are some animals that are put on this earth to be eaten. We told her that fish is good for us.
Matt actually doesn't like to eat fish so I kept the biggest one to bake for dinner and took the other's over to the neighbors. As I wrapped the fish in foil and stuck him in the oven Caleb cried out "NEMO". Yes it was a little heart breaking. When it was time to eat Micayla decided that she wasn't going to eat fish - she had such a sad look on her face. Caleb just kept saying, "Nemo."
Note to self....... Don't tell them about #57 the cow that we ate at Grandma's house.....