Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Papa's Visit

Austin's Papa came to visit us a few days after Christmas. Austin and Papa have a special's called fishing! :-) Austin loves to fish and even caught his first fish with Papa....believe it or not, he caught the fish with a cast he did all by himself and then reeled it in all by himself at the young age of TWO!
Anyway, since Papa knew Austin's love for fishing, you can probably guess what Austin got for Christmas from him! :-) Yep, a fishing pole! However, the fishing pole had Spongebob on it...and Austin doesn't like Spongebob, so we had to make a trip to Wal-Mart first and exchange it and get a fishing license for Daddy.
Of course, we walk out of Wal-Mart with a fishing pole that cost more than the orginal one....and actually casts itself! Austin calls it his fishing gun. You basically push a button and the line shoots out about 30 feet. A good thing about it is that we don't have to worry about him hooking us as he casts since the hook is hidden until it hits the water. Pretty neat for a 3 (almost 4) year old who doesn't quite have the coordination for casting safely. LOL.
We headed out to Lake Fayetteville to let Austin try out his new pole. It's a little cold to really catch anything, but Austin doesn't care...he just likes to fish! There were some geese and a mallard duck on the lake and they all came swimming up wanting some food. We had gotten some McDonald's for lunch and Austin still had french fries left, so after fishing, he got to feed this duck as well. The geese were startled by the fishing pole and never came back, but that duck was pretty smart and knew that food was worth it!

Austin had a great time with his Papa....we just need it to warm up a little so that when he visits again, we can actually catch some fish!

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