Sunday, May 09, 2010
The Father and Sons camp-out was this weekend. Sarah made the boy's and I lot's of yummy treats and she was right we had too much food. At Noah's request we had fresh quesadillas for dinner but by the time I had camp setup and they were cooking on the griddle the kids were full of nutty buddies (some of Sarah's treats) and covered from head to toe in powdered sugar (No pictures, I forgot the camera). We went down to the lake after dinner to catch some salamanders. Noah really wanted to keep each one we caught and have it as a pet. They were dark brown on top and yellow/orange on their bellies. We found an all yellow one for Joshua and as he held it it turned chocolate brown. We told him he had the chocolate touch (we just got done reading that book not that long ago), he liked that. After playing in the campfire and bumming some marshmallows off of some people I put the kids to bed. Anyway (the point of the whole post) the next day we talked about fishing wile catching salamanders again. Noah ask if he could keep a fish heart.
"No", I said, "Fish guts stink really bad".
"Well", said Noah, "I'd like it for my collection".
Again I tried to explain and he seemed to get it a little.
"Well", he said again, "then can I have the eyes for my collection?".
He was pretty insistent that he needed some fish parts for his collection. He brought it up with Sarah while fishing later that day (We picked up the girls to go fishing with us after leaving the Father and Sons). Sarah caught two fish and I caught the small one to make three. I wish Noah had been around when I cleaned them so I could show him what it was he'd been asking for. He and Joshua were excited to eat the eyeballs when we sat down to lunch. They said they were delicious. Anyway latter that day Noah comes up to me, and I realized what'd been going through his little mind about the fish guts, he'd brought me a little plastic heart and said, "I guess we can use this one to make mommy a necklace for Mothers Day instead". He'd been reluctant to give up his treasure and figured he'd just get another heart from the fish. What a cute boy. Anyway Sarah has a nice non-fish heart necklace that Noe gave her for Mothers Day. The other kids also helped me pick some flowers (above) and draw some pictures for her. Arwen helped take the picture. Happy Mothers day Sarah.
Aaron and the Kids.