Fishin’ with Grandpa

Ready for a fishin trip
Ready for a fishin' trip

Aiden has been looking forward to this day for weeks. No, seriously…weeks. When we finalized plans to come down to Evansville for a mini-vacation (we’re here now…you’d know that if you followed me on twitter because you’d have already read this…or maye you read it on my facebook status. If you’re not my friend on facebook, then shame on you! ;)), we told Aiden that Grandpa was going to take him fishing one morning.

Watch out, fish! Hes coming after ya!
Watch out, fish! He's coming after ya!

He was super-excited.

He’s been carrying around his book full of fishing tips for kids all week. He read the book all the way down here. He even proudly showed Grandpa his book. They talked strategy last night, discussing which bait they would use to catch certain fish.

First catch (of many) that morning.
First catch (of many) that morning.

I woke him up at 5:30 this morning and he literally bounced out of bed, ready to go. They fished for several hours at a friend’s pond. According to both fishermen (and you know how reliable that is ;)), Aiden caught at least 30 fish: mostly Sunfish with some Bluegill and a Crappie or two thrown in for good measure. Grandpa informed me that Aiden is now an expert and he surely thinks this fishing thing is a piece of cake. I’m sure having a good teacher doesn’t hurt.

Needless to say, he had a blast.

And a really cool memory with Grandpa.

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"