Thursday, October 6, 2011
Catch of the Day
Emily gets out here as often as she can. The weather has been so nice though, that we haven't been spending much time at home. These beautiful fall days warrant for many trips to the zoo! Last weekend we woke up to sun shining skies and decided to pack a picnic lunch and head to the Omaha zoo. On our way we called to see if any of the Sobetski's wanted to join us and they invited us to join them on their mini vacation at Mahoney State Park, between Omaha and Lincoln. It was absolutely beautiful. What really made this special was we got have take Carson fishing for the first time! He's talked about preschool friends' fishing stories and showed great interest in doing it. Carson was interested in every step of the experience from digging the worm out of the dirt cup to reeling in the catch. I believe his favorite part was touching a real fish. Chalk one up for another life experience. We probably won't do much more fishing until Carson's amount of patience grows with age (waiting for the fish to bite was HARD). As you can see, it was a successful afternoon. We were able to stop in at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo's Wildlife Safari Park. If you ever get a chance to get to the Omaha area, I highly recommend driving the twenty minutes out on I-80 to this park. We were stopped on the trail by elk and bison among other animals. It was awesome!