Gone Fishing and a Birthday Celebration . . .

A little picnic before we cast our lines.

Brendan and his friend John heading to the river.

Miss Sassy Pants.  : )

We've been enjoying these last few weeks of summer break before school and fall routines begin  again.  Last week we spent a few hours of fishing in our little village park that's right on the Hudson River.  It's such a peaceful place with the most wonderful views.  In the warmer months you'll see kayakers, boats coming and going, groups of young kids hanging out and people just wanting to sit and relax for a bit.  Only residents of Cornwall on Hudson are allowed so it keeps the crowds away  and, to be honest, the older I get the less I like crowds.  : )

This girl is a natural born fisherperson!!  You should see her cast!!  Her daddy showed her only once and she was casting like a pro in no time.  Her great grandfather (my grandfather who taught me how to fish) O'Brien was smiling down on her for sure!!

Brendan at the end of the pier.

My huge catch of the night.  : )  I think we caught the same little fish three different times.  Haha!!

Brendan and John.

Always singing!!!

It was such a beautiful night.   A little breezy for fishing with a bobber but perfect otherwise.

The train tracks that run alongside the park.

The sunset thru the weeping willows.

All those little white dots are bugs!!

The fishing fashionista!!!  Lol!!!

 We also had another big event last week . . .

 This guy turned 21!!

He's had a tough couple of years after breaking his leg at work and moving away from all of his friends who used to be at our house every day.  He's moving in the right direction now and goes to orientation for electrical school tomorrow.  His dad and I tell him he doesn't have to know what he wants to do with the rest of his life but he needs to have a plan for now.  I adore Trevor with all of my heart and just want him to be happy.  He has so much to offer this world and has such a kind and loving heart.  It's time for him to spread his wings and fly!!

Me and my ginger baby!!  : )

I'm looking forward to blogging a little more often again once the kids are back in school!!

Happy Tuesday!! ~ Wendy  xo


sage and spirit said...

Happy Birthday, Trevor! He looks so much like you!
And Miss Megan....I feel like I am watching her grow up in your photos.
Hard to believe another summer is almost over. (To be honest, I am looking forward to fall....it's my favorite season.)

Great shot of the sun through the willows and of the backlit bugs. They look magical!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such beautiful photos of your day of fishing. Such happy family times. Your little girl is darling beyond words and your son is so handsome. He's got good family genes :) Ah, to be 21 again with the world at your feet. It is a difficult time, deciding what to do.....wishing him the best. Summer just went by so fast, didn't it? I used to be quite a fisherman when I was young - my two girlfriends and I would get up at dawn and fish all day long. We even hunted our own worms at night with flashlights. Long, long time ago - I can still remember (Lyrics from 'American Pie') haha! Enjoy the Labor Day weekend, my friend. xo Karen

Angela said...

i love seeing these moments shared. i have to agree with you, i have found the older i get the less i need or want crowds!

Happy Birthday Trevor!

roth phallyka said...

Great shot of the sun through the willows and of the backlit bugs. They look magical!