We started out at a playgroup. But we could only stay for a bit because we were off to fish stocking. I'm sure many of you know exactly what fish stocking is. I, for one, did not, until today. At first when fish stocking was mentioned by a friend, I thought it was fish stalking and it was a type of fishing- or maybe looking at fish? But I soon came to learn that it was actually a kid-friendly event where 700 trout are released by kids and their families into the creek at the State Park. Who knew?
When we arrived at the state park half an hour early, there were no parking spaces and a line that had to have been at least 500 people long. It was also less than 40 degrees and rain/sleeting. Lovely.
Despite the cold and the puddles and the mud and one of my children complaining about how starving she was and how cold her feet were, we stood in line semi-patiently to wait for our fish.
I was expecting gold-fish sized... but when we got to the front of the line, this guy got dropped in our bucket. So much cooler.
MiniM.E. loved it. She loved seeing the fish, carrying the fish, talking to the fish and finally letting him go in the creek.
We are definitely going next year. Maybe we'll get there at 10. And maybe it won't be 40 and raining...
From fish stocking, we went to a field trip for MiniM.E. to the Lake Avenue Fire House.
Like the fish stocking, the fire house did not start out so well. We were the first ones there and for a solid twenty minutes MiniM.E. cried that she wanted to go home.
|pulled it together for a photo|
And today a break from the chaos and some sister time: