On Saturday we decided to take the kiddos on an impromptu fishing trip to Mountain View, Arkansas. We took little Emily to grandma's house because I'm certain she's not ready for a day in a fishing boat on the river. Shelby and Tyler were overly excited as I awakened them at 5am Saturday morning.
We had to make a quick pit stop to pick up a few supplies and I had to buy a fishing license. The kids each picked out their own baits. Shelby chose some girlie colored rainbow power bait. It was the fish's choice of the day. She was catching 'em just as quickly as she threw it in the water.
Tyler had a blast and was so proud of the fish he caught. He loved to hold them and show them off for the camera.
Shelby, however was not as eager to show off her fish. She did not want it to "touch her" at all. She got close enough ONCE to pose for this photo.
The boys enjoyed lounging around for the most part and just enjoying our time together as a family on the water.
A fun time was had by all and we really enjoyed ourselves. We don't have lots of time to spend together as a family doing fun things like this. Brien and I spent ten days in Mountain View on our honeymoon after we were married. This was 12 years ago. I dreamed that we would one day have children that we would bring to this magnificent place and what a joy it is that this dream has finally come true.
We did have a bit of a competition going between the boys and girls. Unfortunately, the boys did win. They caught quite a few more fish than the girls but to keep the peace with the kiddos we called it a tie.