Monday, August 3, 2009

Family Vacation

The whole family (minus Jacque and Bryon) went to Alexandria for a weekend of fishing and relaxing.

Britton and Grandpa caught LARGE fish (if you look close enough you can see the fish Brit caught - Grandpa's is almost as small). :-) Another keeper?!
Kyra swimming in the lake.
Gavin riding the floating chair. He was only in the lake about 20 minutes but that was long enough to get a leech on his toe that Uncle Brandon had to pluck off. Ahh... I have goose bumps thinking about it.

Reagan enjoying some fresh air and sun.

Britton finally caught something you could see on the picture! :-) (Sorry it's a little fuzzy Brit).

Jed fishing off the dock - and yes that is a pink princess fishing pole he is using.

Gavin and Kyra talking "duck" talk to the ducks. They swam right up to the kids - not the brightest ducks I have ever seen.

Carley catching fish. She wasn't real sure about them but she warmed up to them as the weekend progressed.

Kyra loves fishing and is by far the best fishergirl in the family - she gets the award for catching the most fish and she has NO problems at all touching them.

Brandon caught some nice ones too!
Kyra petting Uncle Brandon's catch.

Carley had to have her turn too - stuck her finger right in its' mouth.
Beautiful sunset Saturday night.

Lacy, Grandma, Grandpa, Britton, Gavin, Kyra and Carley going out on the boat to fish.
This was Saturday when it was 65 and windy. These life jackets are made to go to 50 lbs. but if we keep taking family vacations that are 65 degrees and colder and the kids have to wear their lined coats under the lifejackets - they aren't going to make it to 50 lbs.
Another one for Kyra!

Gavin is set to fish. He got a tackle box for Christmas and finally got to use it with his CARS fishing pole. He was bound and determined to use this big green fake worm to catch fish but after Kyra caught about 5 fish in 10 minutes he decided maybe he should try a real worm. She still caught more than he did but he didn't seem to mind too much.

Grandpa and Kyra taking a break from fishing.

Kyra - all smiles as she waits for her next fish with Grandma.

Carley caught another one.

1 comment:

jocavan said...

Great pictures. Keep making memories that the kids will treasure in years to come. What a great family!