Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Big One

Jayce caught his very own "Monster Fish" today. He was so excited because he did it all by himself. Him and Jared went down to the dock to see if anything was biting and Jayce put his pole in and got a bite right off. Jared saw his bobber go down and told him to reel it in. He was so excited and said, "My mom is going to be so proud!" He came back to the house to tell me and then we had to go back down and take a picture of it.

Jayce was not liking his slimy hands after holding the fish, so Daddy let him wipe his hands on his pants.

Meemaw Barb, Aunt Jo, and Great Uncle Mike stopped by to see what we were up to. Aunt Jo wanted to fish and even caught a "Monster Fish" too (just not as big as Jayce's). You would think it was about 30 degrees by the way she is all bundled up, but it was really in the 50's. I think she's been spoiled by the beautiful California weather :) Great Uncle Mike came to visit from Georgia for the funeral. He's never met the boys before, but I'm pretty sure he's hooked. We had a great time fishing and it made me anxious for summer, so we can get the boat out on the water.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Busy Beavers!

Since today was such a beautiful day, we decided to go for a ride in the mule down to the lake. There is a little valley area where the water level is down, so we were able to go treasure hunting where normally there is lots of water. What an adventure we had!

Daddy spotted a horse tree across the lake on the hill, so we climbed up the big hill to this ginormous horse tree. This horse tree was so big that it made Grandma and Grandpa Long's horse tree look like a miniature pony.

We spotted clues that a beaver might be close by. We saw logs that he had chewed in half, a tree he had cut down with his big chompers, and the home he has built for his beaver family. Jayce thought it was so cool, to look for pieces of wood that the beaver had chomped on.

Daddy spotted a dead frog in the spring that feeds into the lake. Jayce wanted us to move it closer so he could see it better. He was very curious and wanted to know how he had died. Jared said that maybe a raccoon had got ahold of him :) Jayce got so mad and said "Yeah, I bet that mean raccoon got him!"

Jayce spotted a big tire that normally sits at the bottom of the lake. I wonder if it's a summer home for a fishy family.

We saw this old wall that had been built some time ago. The gravel had buried most of it, but it had to have been about 100 feet long. The wall is covered by the lake when the water is up, so it's interesting to think what it could have been used for?

Jayce was so proud of the shell he had found.

On the way back to the mule, Jordy kept saying "cheese" until I finally took a picture of him :) Goofball.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Birthday Party for Me :)

Jayce dancing to the music from my birthday card (Sorry, you'll have to turn your head sideways :)
Opening Mommy's present Meemaw and Jayce racing on MarioKart Adding candles to the cake (With plenty of comments from the bystanders over how many we were having to put on) Jordy and Daddy at the end of a fun evening.
This afternoon Meemaw and Papa along with Grandma Helen and Grandpa Long came over to celebrate my upcoming birthday. Jayce was very excited about the party because he knows it's a chance for him to open presents and blow out candles, even if it's not his birthday. Meemaw cooked a delicious dinner and baked a peanut butter cake, yum! We played MarioKart on Wii and just had a nice time being able to visit with each other.