Sunday, April 14, 2013


 We broke away from the near freezing temps of Friday
 to the warming sunshine of Saturday's cloud dappled skies.
 Jackets were an on-again, off-again event as if April 
couldn't make up it's mind.  We are  St. Louis outskirts
so this makes perfectly good sense.  They say if you
don't like the weather, wait about 10 minutes . . . .

This day was an event- chocked full of kid fun
over at our neighbor's place.
Petting goats, playing with dogs, BBQ and fishing
oh, and there's a beach to boot.
 Our granddaughter, Taylor 
(we're not sure if she's Becky Thatcher or Huck Finn),
is showing off her catch, one of many for the day.

 Mr. Goose swam over just to see if there were any
treats that would be thrown his way while
 Mama goose is sitting on her eggs.
Now I want you to notice that there are no leaves on the trees,
not full leaves anyway, it is only mid April which around here
is still iffy for setting out plants, even if they do say
our last freeze is SUPPOSED to be April 15.
They often lie.

The kids; however,  thought they were geese.
Remember,  some of us were wearing jackets.
Kids don't have temperature gauges, they only know FUN.
The little one tripped and fell down, completely soaked.
 After a minute of crying, due mostly to the surprise of falling,
he said Do It Again!  Kids!
Taylor completely denied being cold as dinnertime approached
but we noticed she suddenly disappeared inside the house
only to return wearing our host's sweat shirt and shorts!
Nooo, she wasn't cold at all! LOL

Their lake is overrun with bluegill and sunfish so
the kids were encouraged to catch as many as they could.
They sure had a stringer full, and this isn't even the finale.
There will be a fish fry somewhere today!

I forgot my camera early in the day -
I can't believe I did that.
I wanted to get some shots with Taylor playing
with their boer goats which are guarded by a 
two giant dogs, a mix of Australian Shepherd and Great Pyrenees.
 The male is as tall as I am when he's standing up-
to give me a hug and get a good neck scratch.
Goofy dogs but they love their goats.

Once we returned home, and threw Taylor into a nice hot shower,
it wasn't even an hour and she was asleep on the couch.
Pops, too, was asleep in his recliner.
I think everyone had a pretty good day.


Gorges Smythe said...

Bluegills! Best eating on earth!

Kristi said...

Sounds like a fun time was had by all!

Manny said...

Great pictures! I can't believe the kids went into the water. It must have been ice cold. A beautiful spring day here today. :)

LindaG said...

I'm glad to see that someone has been catching fish! We've been skunked the last three times we've been out.
Have a wonderful week! ♥

Candy C. said...

What a fun day! I can't believe those kids in the water, brrrr!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

You did end up in Spam again, I can't imagine why! I am certain the water was freezing but you know kids!