Saturday, August 22, 2009

Grandpa Dil Visits Alaska!

Lunch break

I love this picture of the two of them just "hanging out"

Grandpa Dil and little Loo

I think that this might be what Heaven looks like!

We are so excited to be spending our week with Grandpa Dil (my dad's dad) Dil arrived Tuesday evening and we have been filling the days with as much "Alaska stuff" as possible! On Wednesday we took him to the Anchor river and tried for some Salmon, but the river got really busy really fast and the babies had eaten enough rocks and dirt so we decided to call it a day and try somewhere else. Jared then took Dil and the boys out to the Homer reservoir to try again, didn't catch anything, but you sure couldn't complain about the weather or the beautiful sights especially the fog that settled over the ocean, amazing!
Thursday Jared took Dil out on a Halibut charter with 14 other customers! After fishing Dil took Jared and I to eat and the Land End and had an amazing kids free dinner, which is so rare and sooo wonderful, thank you so much Grandpa!

Friday has been exhausting! We took everyone on the boat to catch Dil some more fish (He claimed he need to go home with 160 pounds of fish and we were not going to disappoint him) So Jared and I loaded the boys, the twins, their car seats, life jackets, coats for all climates, cooler, drinks, diaper bag and bottles all on the boat and went Halibut fishing! It was wonderful! The babies slept and hung out in their car seats the entire 6 hour adventure! Joshua fished his heart out, we all did-yes, including me!

We learned that Joshua and Gracey get sea sick. Gracey would just smile at you, throw up, and then smile again-too cute. Josh was awesome he would fish, get sick over the rail, by then Jared would have the fish reeled in and Josh would beat the fish with a bat then sit and rest for a minute til he was ready to fish again! He threw up over half a dozen times then kept on fishing!

William tried to fish, but it is so hard that he soon lost interest and just hung out. The fish he found to be a little intimidating, but they are the same size he is so I don't blame him a bit!

We also pulled some crab pots on the way home! So in the end we ended up with 14 halibut, 6 "keeper" crabs and 4 exhausted children! What a fun thing to be able to do together-thanks Jared for working so hard today (I think he reeled in 10 of the 14 fish!)
Okay more picture to is taking way too long to upload them and I need to go to bed because it is clamming tomorrow!

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