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Wednesday
Sep052012

end of summer

 

If you are wondering why I have been quiet here it is because we had our hands full last week. My sister Lauren and her husband Ben went to England for 6 days for a friend's wedding and left their 2 children with us. With 5 kids to entertain and tend to there was not a lot of time for blogging! One particularly fun afternoon was spent on the bay. We packed up as much as we could carry and went to our favorite little bay beach...one where there is an inlet to a pond that creates the perfect little flowing stream for all the kids to play in. The bay itself is so shallow and calm that even young Noah can wade out safely and he loves every minute of it. Every time we go to this beach we notice all the tiny fish. The kids love taking nets and trying to catch them. A few years ago we saw another family using this big net with great success and after talking with them we went and bought our own. The kids probably could have stayed at the beach from dawn until dusk, dragging the net through the water and then examining their haul. They must have caught 100 fish that day, including their prized catch: a tiny little puffer. It was a lovely afternoon, and the perfect end to summer.

 

 

 

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Looks like a missed a fun day at the bay! Thanks so much for the babysitting.... now get busy and start planning your "payback trip!"

September 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Gropp Lowry

What beautiful photos of a summer idyll!

September 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy Lowry

where oh where did you find that most amazing net??? I would love to buy one for my family

September 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterangela

Hi Angela,
The net is amazing...it provides hours of entertainment for the kids. Unlike those little butterfly nets they actually catch a lot with a little practice. And we love that it leaves the fish unharmed. We bought ours at a tackle shop on Long Island but I just did a little google search and I am pretty sure that this type of net is called a "Seine Net". I found this online, maybe it will help: http://www.terminaltackleco.com/prod_detail_list/529
Good luck! Amy

September 8, 2012 | Registered Commentereclecticmom.com

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