Sunday, June 26, 2011

Duck Creek

Although packing and unpacking from a camping trip takes about twice as long as the actual trip, it is always totally worth it. I think it's important for kids to grow up camping and learn about the woods. This year at our annual Larkin Family reunion at Duck Creek we took Connor fishing for the first time, had a family pirate scavenger hunt, and I was able to let Connor run around the camp with his cousins without worrying. Now that is huge progress!

The highlight of the camping trip was taking Connor fishing. We bought him a little Lightening McQueen fishing pole and used a tootsie roll as the weight. After a few pointers from Dad, Connor insisted on casting all by himself and reeling in the line as fast as he could. Eric tried to fish, but most of his time was spent untangling Connor's fishing line and helping him cast. Grandpa Larkin was a big help too. Although they didn't catch any fish, there is nothing like watching a dad take his boy on his very first fishing trip.
Eric and Connor make a great cast!

Our little family, and yes I am hiding my pregnant self behind Eric!

Eric fishing

Casting all by himself

We love fishing!

Connor with Grandpa Larkin on the scavenger hunt

Eric and his dad fixing the generator

Eric and Grandma Larkin...isn't she beautiful!