This weekend, we went to my parents' lake cottage. Haven't been there since last summer and the boys were both super excited. They had all sorts of ideas of what they wanted to do…swimming, catching frogs, fishing, etc. So before we even left our own town, we stopped by the local bait & tackle shop to pick up some new bobbers, lures and a cup of worms. I've never taken them to this shop before so you can imagine how wide-eyed they got when they first walked in and saw all the shiny fishing supplies. LOL
The oldest wasn't really into actual fishing once we arrived…but the little guy was. And he was so engaged in what he was doing that I didn't have to deal with his usual "crazy faces" that he makes whenever I pull out the camera. Instead, he was just so focused on having fun that I was able to wander around and do my thing. That was a nice and welcome change. :) I'd say that within the span of a couple hours, he managed to catch and release well over 20 fish – a mix of large mouth bass, sunfish, a couple perch and some spotted bluegill. He just told me he thinks he caught between 27 and 30…he lost count so he doesn't know the exact amount.
Good fun times with lots of memories being made. 🙂