While on vacation a few weeks ago Grandpa took the boys fishing at a nearby pond in New Hampshire. Of course grandma, mommy, and daddy came too! Both the boys loved being with nature and learning how to fish.
It was fun to watch their different reactions to the entire process. Xander, the cautions soul, observed Grandpa put the worm on the hook and cast his line. When Grandpa caught a fish X stood back, refusing to touch it.
Noah, my little daredevil, probably would have grabbed the worm and put it in his mouth if I let him. He touched the fish that Grandpa caught and squealed with delight when he watched it swim away. Grandma practically had to hog tie him at times, as he wanted to jump into the chilly water.
Xander loved using his new Batman Fishing Rod (2-Feet 6-Inch). The rod, reel, and plug is made so kids can practice casting for hours. After daddy showed Xander how to cast he immediately went to work casting again and again. Serious cuteness going on!
Grandpa also brought his kayak fishing. Adrian and Noah went out for a ride but Xander was not at all interested- maybe next year! We purchased life jackets for the boys the morning of our fishing adventures. When shopping for life jackets for smaller children, be sure to get one with a neck cradle. We purchased the Stohlquist Infant/Toddler Life Jacket and it fit great.
Surprisingly I enjoyed myself as much as the boys did. I love introducing them to new activities and enjoying family time. The pond was gorgeous and the weather perfect. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end our vacation.