Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Summer is Here!!

I am so excited that summer is finally here. These last few months of school have been so busy and this momma was ready for some down time. This weekend we took the opportunity to do just that. My family got together for a crawfish boil at my brother's house. Doesn't this spread look delicious. Crawfish, shrimp, sausage, corn on the cob, potatos, onions and mushrooms. YUM!!! This is a look in the cooler before we boiled those little suckers. This one was showing his stuff.
Hogan officially finished kindergarden Friday. For his kinder graduation he got a new big boy fishing pole. He was able to take it out and fish while we were there. I can't believe he is already so big.

He mastered the new pole like a champ.

Gates caught a stonefish. He was not sure about it and stayed far away from it once he reeled it in. Stonefish are very poisonous if you get poked by one so it was probably good he stayed back.

This was his happy face after he reeled it in. He didn't care how ugly it was.

Ugly fish but fascinating. Once again, I am in love with Gods creativity.

Hogan had to kiss his first catch. What cracks me up about this picture is that earlier that day they (my four children; they call themselves the Leftwich four) had formed a band and Elisabeth drew earings on him with a marker. If you look carefully you can see that they are still there. He had a mohawk and the word ROCK written on his forehead but I made him clean it off before went out. He must have missed the earings. He was small but Hogan was so happy.

In this case, size doesn't matter.

The littlest fisherman trying so hard. He wanted to catch a fish so bad. He even baited his own hooks.

The BIG fisherman. Hogan fished the longest and got the most fish of the night. He caught three. He was such a big boy with his new fishing pole.


Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

That spread did look nice.

Amy said...

We are out Friday. I am so desperate for some down time!! Those kids are so CUTE!! Love the pics!:)

Jaime said...

Livin' at the coast looks like TONS of fun. And your spread makes me very hungry...yum, yum.

Jill said...

i am starving now. that looks like the perfect start to the summer!!!

J Katy Garner said...

What a perfect summer kick off weekend! Hogan does look like a little man fishing there, great pics of Gates with his fish too!

We are loving the slower pace this week : )