Monday, May 28, 2007

There are days where being a dad is something that you can't quite explain. Nothing else seems to matter, and you simply hope that your mind is capturing each moment as it happens so you can look back later. Today felt like that for me. I spent the morning with Elia. As I got her dressed I asked her what she wanted to do and she said "I want to go get coffe and go fishing." Pretty hard to resist that, so we picked up some coffee about 0830 (sugar free steamed milk for Elia) and headed out to look for some carp.

The day wasn't bright, so my expectations were low, but Elia was excited because it would be her first day wearing her new life vest. I figured she should have one, just in case she falls in and I'm not right there with her. We checked three spots, with Elia constantly chatting while we walked, or pointing out the dogs in other cars while we drove to the next spot. I only saw a few fish, and managed just one tiny 2 lb carp (it actually beat a bigger fish to the fly) but that was enough. Elia got to touch the carp, and made sure to tell me that she likes small carp better because "I'm just a little girl."

After JJ and Elia took their naps, Kelly and I took them to the pool at the health club. Elia LOVES the water, and had great time swimmng and zipping down the slide. What a joy to play in the water with your daughter and watch her constant smile and energy.

JJ wasn't sure what to think of the pool, and clung to Kelly and I throughout, but I'm sure in time he'll be a fish just like his sister and mom. It was a great afternoon topped off by hamburgers on the deck. Just a really nice day that came together perfectly. I'm looking forward to many more to come.


Anonymous said...

What a great day with Elia and family. I love the shot of that 30 pounder in the net. Vest and all.


texasflyfisher said...

Mighty cute kids. :-)

Wendy Berrell said...

Great post. Sounds like a day to remember. Pretty cool that Elia asks to go fishing...

See you all soon.

Jorge said...

Nice blog !

bye from Spain !