Fishing at the lake
We went fishing at the lake. I brought my camera, which is not as high-definition as Mark's but much lighter to carry.
This is a man-made lake and the fish are ones Mark's family stocked into the lake several years ago. Finally now, these fish are multiplying and the few we have caught and released seem fat, healthy and without parasites. Mark caught a large-mouthed bass and we put it in a bucket for Esme to talk to. Esme still says the fish are very pretty. There are catfish in the lake as well - but we haven't seen any of those. Mark says if we caught one in good condition he'd hope it wouldn't eat him! Esme helped Mommy release the fish off of the dock, although she was sad to see it go. She climbed on the overturned paddle boat some and got laughed at by the dogs. Esme is wearing the short sleeved dress I made the other day. After my camera battery died she began to play in the mud by the lakeshore and got herself thoroughly muddy and wet. Some time after that Daddy was done fishing and we went home to give Esme a bath and start dinner. Right now she is completely crashed on her pillow in her room -- didn't even eat much of her dinner, just zonked. I put in the fridge for her to eat later.
Earlier today I got her to eat her first bit of apple. She's always told me they are 'yuck' because she just licks the skin. I let her hug on the apple at the supermarket and bring it home with her in her carseat - then she watched me cut it into little squares (no skin) and then she enjoyed a little cup of apple 'cubes', chewing them up quite happily.