Ariel and Ethan have taken up a new sport this spring - fishing! However, while they have both been Naturals at every other sport they have attempted, this one has been a little harder for them to master. In fact, after many hours of effort they had not manage to land even one fish here in NC. So when they heard there was a lake in the backyard of the house we rented for Disney they were excited. Their enthusiasm spread to the siblings and everyone had lots of fun reeling them in. Don't let this first picture of Ethan's catch fool you - even though Ariel did catch several fish, as you can see in #3 she was never willing to touch one!
The whole experience was made even more exciting because of the little guy swimming toward Everett in picture 2. It was my first sighting of an alligator in the wild. It was not to be my last. The lakes in the neighborhood where our house was were filled with them. Maybe that's why we never saw any kids outside playing. Or maybe it's like bears here in the mountains - you know they are there but they don't stop you from hiking anywhere.