Tuesday, March 31, 2009
There are quite a few events to report on!
Neo and I had two camping trips this month in the new tent. The first was just him and I. We tried out the tent and had fun fishing and hiking. The second trip was with the cub scouts. I think Neo had lots of fun both times. I went ahead and combined all the pictures from both trips into one folder in the Events section called "2009 - March camping trips". Highlights included seeing snakes and alligators, Neo getting a corn snake laid around his neck (his favorite part), Neo catching way more fish than me, noisy armadillos, sneaky racoons, campfires, and amazing breakfast meals like this one:
Also this month, Christian took the kids to a local farm to pick strawberries. You can see all the pictures here.
And lastly, we made a trip to the park and had a picnic. That was a fun day. Pictures from that are here.
We are looking forward to more of this weather so we can spend more time outdoors!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
We had a great family outing at the park today. We fished in the pond, and grilled some hamburgers for lunch. Neo rode his bike all around the pond and played with Mom in the playground. I think Charlie enjoyed himself, but he can enjoy himself anywhere.
Neo once again caught more fish than me, but at least this time it was close. We lost count, but at the end we started talking to a Navy veteran who was fishing next to us. He told us that he fished there often and had experimentally found that he caught more fish there on hot dogs than any other bait. He even had a particular brand which seemed to catch more than the others. He let Neo try fishing with some and the bream were taking it before Neo had time to reel in the slack in his line. It was great to talk with him.
Overall, the day was wonderful. Pictures are here.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Neo and I had a great day together this Thursday. Neo was sick the afternoon before, so we weren't comfortable sending him to school even though he was feeling fine.
I decided to use it as an opportunity to help make up for all of the time I have spent working lately, and all of the attention that his been focused on his little brother.
We drove around and found a neat little park. We went shopping and bought stuff to BBQ and some worms to fish with and headed back to the park. We cooked our lunch over the grill (some hamburgers) and had chips on the side and some divinity for dessert. We fished in the pond. Neo caught 6 fish and I caught 1. I wish I could say I wasn't really trying and was spending most of my time helping Neo, but I would be lying. I missed about 10 fish, and Neo only missed 1.
After fishing, we played on the playground and then went to see if any good movies were out. We couldn't find anything so we decided to rent one. We settled on "The Last Mimzy" which we thought was a great movie.
All in all, it was a great day. Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera.
But, there are some new pictures of Charlie in his October folder, including this gem, and some pictures of Neo in his Halloween costume in his October folder.