Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Learning something new

Experiencing new things is certainly in order when children visit their grandparents. Growing up in the country is different than city life. Being able to fish in an Oklahoma pond - very red water now due to the recent rain - is a ritual enjoyed by both child and grandparent. Many things are repeated over and over and over - until finally the light bulb goes off.

Max (age 5 ) learned to get a minnow from the minnow bucket, bait his hook, and remove the fish from the hook after it was caught. This is a milestone - maybe not the same as getting your drivers license, graduating from college, or getting married...but something to be remembered for a long time.

Today's fishing expedition resulted in the catching of about 14 fish...mostly crappie, one sun perch and several bass....the fish were still biting when we came to the house...but a blond fair skinned little boy (even with lots of sunscreen) stands a good change of getting sunburned.100_3837 This was the largest one he caught...we kept it. If anymore are caught worth keeping we will - but if this is the only one...we will release it.

Oh, the fun in having a youngster around - can't say they keep me young - but they make me sleep hard at night as I am pooped!



Granny Amelia

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Glad you enjoyed your day with the young one. Sweet memories.

Marilyn said...

Isn't it fun to get to teach them something? I know you all and Max had a ball. He is sure a cutie! BIG fish too. Enjoy.

Stacey said...

Amelia, that looks like fun! Max is so cute in that picture. Are y'all going to fry that crappie?

Darlene said...

Awwwww he is just too CUTE and that is a BIG fish! I bet he was thrilled when he caught it. What a fun day. Oh, and I understand how they wear you out. Lexi wears me out EVERYDAY! You know I sleep well.....lol.

Suzan said...

Love his hat!

Hazel said...

Look at the pride on that youngsters face LOL What a sweetie .Enjoy your visit .

Renee said...

That certainly looks like fun!! I bet Max had a blast! :)

Amanda said...

I've never been fishing, but Max certainly looks pleased with his catch, and he's learning something that he'll always enjoy I'm sure - all thanks to you.

Valerie said...

They are precious but it does where you out. I love having my grands but I get tired too! I feel your pain. That fish is huge!

vintage girl at heart said...

I loved fishing when I was younger!! How wonderful that you are enjoying this summer tradition with your grandson!
Blessings for a wonderful weekend!

julieQ said...

Won't that be a sweet memorie? When we went fishing...we went to the creek for mountain trout. What fun!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Amelia, First I want to thank you for stopping by my blog. It was so nice of you to visit and I invite you to come back often.

Of course I had to read down through your posts so I could get acquainted and I must say, your blog is lovely. I especially like your blog header silhouette. So cute!

What a handsome young grandson you have and quite the fisherman too. Our oldest 2 have very blond hair too.

I don't believe I've every seen a prickly pear flower before but they are beautiful!

As to your bad luck comes in 3's post - my husband hit a wild turkey this morning. I was just sick about killing that poor bird! It really busted up the front end of my car so now we're going to have to deal with the insurance company. I sincerely hope our bad luck today only came in 1. :)

And finally - I don't blame you for stocking up on bbq sauce with a bargain like that. I did a similar thing with pork 'n beans the other day, only we didn't have a coupon, only found a good deal. We eat a lot of baked beans in the summer.

Thanks again for your visit. I'll be back to see you soon. From one Oklahoma Granny to another - have a great weekend!