Armed with bread, they set out.
A "before" picture
They started fishing, with the agreement that the first fish, once it was hooked, would be Abbey's to reel in.
So they waited, and
pretty soon, Abbey and Elijah sought after other forms of entertainment
Finally, John Sr. hooked one and
Abbey reeled it in.
Not a bit afraid, she grabs the little fishy
She was a little bit happy at her accomplishment!
John told her to sniff her hand
Apparently, fish smell doesn't appeal to her. I don't think she will marry a fisherman.
After another little wait and more bug collecting...
John, Jr hooks one for Elijah to reel in.
As I'm sure you would have guessed, Elijah didn't want to hold the fish.
But he was very excited to "catch" his first fish.
When asked how big his fish was....
Elijah replied in true to fishermen's terms:
Yessiree! He'll make a fine fisherman one day. He's already mastered the art embellishing his catch!