Sunday, May 10, 2009

Charlie's first fish on a fly

Charlie and I went to the Black River on Saturday with Uncle Dan. Charlie usually spin fishes but wanted to try some fly fishing later in the day. After reeling in several I hooked, he started casting and doing it all by himself. Caught his first fish without any help from Dad (except cheering). It was a smallmouth bass on a diver type fly tied by his dad.

Didn't see a lot of my fly rod after that - he's hooked.


Video is of Charlie fishing the diver and I captured his first backcast snag!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Jr. Prom

Elizabeth went to Jr. Prom last Saturday!

Here she is with her date Reid Knight.

This is the whole gang before they went to pizza and video games for dinner!

One of Elizabeth's great friends is Nush. They did all their hair and make up at her house right after Elizabeth took the SAT. What a big day.

Anne and I escorted Elizabeth into the backyard for a photo shoot with her prom dress. Here are some of my favorites.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Grand Canyon

Charlie and I went to the Grand Canyon on a field trip with his 4th grade class. We loaded busses at the school at 9:00 at night. After "sleeping" all night on the bus we unloaded to see the sun rise over the Grand Canyon.

It was absolutely beautiful!

Charlie took this picture. Pretty impressive huh?!?

Back on the bus, the kids were introduced to native Arizona wildlife. This is a rosie boa.

Then we drove to the Wupatki Indian Ruins. Very Cool!

Last stop of the day was at Sunset Crater. ( I was exhausted and didn't want to get off the bus!) It is a volcano that exploded about 1000 years ago. We hiked a mile through the lava. It is really interesting landscape.

Charlie had a blast. I think he would love to go back and do it all over again.