We finally made it up to The Little House at the Lake for the first time this season! The boys were thrilled and could hardly wait to go. I had packed everything up the night before so that we could leave when I picked Gabriel up from preschool.
The boys were so good on the ride up there. I could tell a big maturity difference in their ages this year versus last year. Last year there was a lot of impatience and whining on the car ride up there but this year they were much more content and were more focused on talking about getting up there and fishing so we hardly had any whining. This Mama was happy with that! Gabriel kept looking over at the GPS to see if he could see the Lake on it and the boys played their Mobi-Go games for a little while and they even took a short nap. When we arrived the boys were practically leaping out of their car seats. As soon as we went in they took out the toys that they hadn’t seen since the Fall, scoped the place out, checked the cookie jar which Mimi had left filled with homemade chocolate chip cookies and then they began to play while I unpacked.
The weather was beautiful that day until about the time we arrived and then it rained for about an hour. That wasn’t too bad and it did not damper our spirits. Once the rain stopped we decided to go to the store to get Matthew a fishing pole. Gabriel had his from last year and so he shared it with Matthew and they had been practicing at home with it but I knew that they would each need their own. I could tell that there would probably not be much sharing of the fishing pole when it came time to actually fish. By the time we got back to The Little House, ordered some pizza and the boys had their baths, Mimi and Papa had arrived. Now the boys were pretty much jumping off the walls because they knew that Papa was going to teach them how to fish.
They put their life jackets on over their pajamas and headed down to the dock with Papa. They were so happy! All we did was attach little floats to the end of their fishing lines to add a little weight to the line so that the boys could cast and they were perfectly happy with that. They casted, they reeled it back, they casted, they reeled it back again, and again and again. They were not happy when it was time to go back in for bed.
The next morning they were ready to go with their fishing poles. It was too funny. When my nieces came up later that day they were shown the fishing poles and how they worked by the boys. At one point over the weekend they were all trying to catch water snakes by dropping the fishing line down by the side of the docks where there were some harmless water snakes. I wasn’t worried since there was still no bait or hooks on the fishing line. I was grossed out though by the snakes but the kids were all having a blast and would get so excited when they saw one. EEWWWW!
On the way home we stopped for ice-cream and we shared a nice big bowl of it. We had Yellow Cake Batter ice-cream and Buckeye Bites ice cream. So good! We are all looking forward to a great summer at The Little House at the Lake!