My mom and I are huge ER fans and I am so glad we were able to watch the final episode together. I was really so pleased with how they ended it. I've watched it from the beginning and it felt like a very appropriate ending. Oh, how I miss it already. Mom had to work a half day on Friday so the girls and I spent the morning hanging out with my Dad. He had promised to take them on their first fishing trip while they were there so the girls spent a good part of the morning practicing how to cast. Dad took the time to show them how to properly cast just like he did with my sister and I when we were little girls. In fact, they used our very own kid size fishing poles.
My sister and nephew arrived that evening. Her birthday was the weekend before so we celebrated with cake and presents. I'm a good sister, so I won't tell her age. I'll just say that she is the older sister. Heehee!
Saturday morning arrived with great anticipation of the upcoming fishing trip. We loaded up the kids, the food, the various fishing paraphernalia and we were off. After a quick stop to get the appropriate liscenses and permits, we soon arrived at the fishing destination. Baby Girl insisted that at the tender age of just 5, she was much too young to touch the worms. My dad is a good Papo and baited the hooks himself. I'm pretty sure I had to bait my own when I was a kid. Just sayin'.
The fish were clearly feeling lazy or perhaps they are smarter than we think and were fleeing for their lives. Either way, it was not a great day for catching fish. The kids grew bored after not getting a nibble after about 15 minutes....an eternity for a kid, you know. One by one, they began to explore the creek banks, eat snacks, etc. They spotted the beach area so my mom took them over there to play while my sister, dad and I continued to fish.
But never fear, there were a few fish caught before our day ended. Only 4 actually. It was a catch and release kind of day. I caught this one which, while impressive to look at, is apparently not a good fish to eat. But still.....
That afternoon we took the kids to have Spring pictures made by my mom's favorite local photography studio. She usually does this once a year or so. For several years she did Christmas photos but we decided to skip this past Christmas and do Spring pictures instead. The kids looked so cute in their outfits I insisted on taking a few myself.
Unfortunately the trip ended too soon. We had a wonderful time visiting with my parents, sister, nephew and G.G. The drive home was much easier than the drive down. We're happy to be home but always look forward to our next trip to Sweet Home Alabama.