Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gone Fishin!

On Saturday we had fun at the annual Sportsman Show. The kids have been looking forward to it for months now. It was only a few years ago when Dallin caught his first fish there! They turn the local convention center into an outdoorsman type shrine! It's really not my cup-o-tea, but the kids love that they have fish for them to catch, or should I say "TRY" to catch.

We thought this bear was a fun way to capture the events of our day. It's hard to believe that this guy in the background begins with a piece of wood, starts his chainsaw, and begins carving.

The kids loved the bus ride downtown. They picked us up at Walmart, which saved us a very long walk or $5 in parking! Score!

Dream on Dallin! You'd better start doing lots of jobs if you ever want to own one of these!
Maybe you guys can pool your money! Jared LOVED climbing on all of the 4 wheelers! He's born to ride!

Hang on girl! Jenna also wishes she had one of these, except she'd replace the camouflage with HOT PINK!

Well here it is, the moment you've all been waiting for! Who will catch the first fish? Look at the concentration on their faces. I loved how the people running the event kept telling the dads to let the kids do the catching! Brett was so patient with the kids. When I was back helping them, I just wanted to place the hook right in the fish's mouth and yell, "Fish On!" Anyway, they stock this "pool" with little trout, and let hundreds of kids fish all weekend. They have the local DJ's and news anchors wear microphones and entertain the adults while they wait in line all day. Can you think of a better way to spend a couple of hours on a Saturday? (Hmm, let's see.....the spa, taking a nap, watching a movie. Okay, so those wouldn't be very good memories for the kids now would they?!)
Well, little miss Jenna caught her first fish and won this Barbie fishing pole! I was so excited because I had just purchased one to give her for her birthday, so now I can take it back! This nice man asked us if he could take a picture with her to hang in his Sportsman Warehouse store. We'll have to go check it out! (I could not get her to smile. She wouldn't even do her "tilt and smile" move that she does so well!) Oh by the way, Jared and Dallin left empty-handed. They were pretty good sports about it though and are excited to try again next year!

I don't know what cracks me up more in this photo, Jenna or Brett! Jenna loved her new friend! She was so excited to take it home with her! (Don't worry, I scrubbed her mouth and lips after this picture.)

Jenna showing off her HUGE catch! We're so proud!

Jenna loved watching Daddy cut the guts out! She was just so proud of her little catch! (Don't you just love her hairdo? I worked hours and hours to get the perfect messy look!)

Jenna thought her little fish was pretty darn tasty! She shared a few bites with Dallin, but pretty much ate the whole thing by herself.

She licked the platter clean. Well she wanted to, but I wouldn't let her eat the skin. YUCK!


Rick said...

Ohhhh Jenna! You'll be such an outdoorsy gal! Just like your aunt Tammy!!
I start my census training this
morning..I am an enumerator now!
I will train today..then all next week in Anaconda.
Then...I'll get my own computer
w/"locator" to make sure everyone
lives where they say..and no where
else--LOCATION FOR EACH HOME..then each night I call Barak
(we're on first name terms now) and tell him where all the loyal Dems live....and all the
"radical..revolutionary Repubs" live!
Ultimate Big Brother..and I'm part of it!!

Kristy said...

Go Dad! Good luck with that!

Jake and Shell said...

Fun! I can't wait to fish with the kids. Right now they just want to chase ducks and get in the water! I can't imagine EITHER of my kids actually eating a sticks are hard enough to choke down...

The Ards said...

hey kristy! it's me, brittany fullmer (last name is now ard). I found you from tirzah's blog. I just started one: your little family is so cute! I can't believe how old your little girl is!! she's adorable! I just had a little girl back in november :) my mom has a blog too: - she would love to hear from you guys!

Cheryl said...

Way to go Jenna!! She'll be a real Alaskan girl before you know it!!

The kids are getting huge! It's Easter this weekend. Want to come over for an Easter egg hunt? Once again, we don't have any small children to play with! It's even warm here!!

Brooke Jean said...

Oh my heck! That looks like so much fun. And that fishing pole is adorable!