Jimmie lent me a pair of waders, a rather expensive flyrod along with plenty of instruction and off we went to the river. We went to a spot just a quarter mile down the road from his house and we were in business. I think he wanted to make sure I landed a fish no matter how bad the day went by letting me pull in his first bite. It was pretty cool to pull in a little rainbow trout on a flyrod. In the end, we caught 5 rainbows with a couple of escapees. We had to call it a day because the generators were on upstream and the water level was starting to come up pretty high.
After we had the 5 rainbows for lunch, Jimmie wasn't done yet. He invited me down to his dock, just to relax and chat. However, when he noticed that the people on the dock next door were fishing with no luck, in his words: "wait here, want to see how we can piss them off?". He went to get a couple of fishing poles and worms (he has more fishing poles than some outdoor stores). Within 10 mins, we landed a 17 inch brown trout. And sure enough, all we heard was: "wow, what heck? What are you using?!"
When I ask Charlotte if she can say I love you, she says "wuv you mommy." She adds the mommy part all by herself. It is the sweetest thing.
Tonight I asked her for a kiss before bed and she gave me one. She also pointed to Oliver and gave him a kiss too.
If you ask her how old she is, she will tell you 2! Jumping the gun just a little, but she will be all ready in a month.
Soak the tapioca in 1 cup / 240 ml of the milk in a medium, heavy saucepan for 30 – 60 minutes. Whisk in the yolks, salt, honey, and remaining milk.
Bring the mixture barely to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring. This will take about 15 minutes. Decrease the heat so the mixture gently simmers, stirring constantly, for another 20 minutes or until the tapioca is fully cooked (this depends on how large your tapioca pearls are.) The tapioca is fully cooked when the pearls swell up and are nearly translucent – tasting is the best way to tell. The pudding itself will also thicken into a custard. Continue to taste and stir, preventing the tapioca from scorching.Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the lemon zest, then let the pudding cool (it will thicken a bit.) Top with raspberries and enjoy!
We saw a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal today and she recognized him. "Ichey" she said as she pointed to him. I gave in and let her hold and kiss him. Then I tried to sneak him back onto the shelf but she caught on and started crying.
Then we went to the running store and she started throwing the little soccer balls they had. When it was time to leave she threw a fit even though I told her she has the same mini soccer ball at home. One of the workers came to the rescue with a yellow balloon.
- She can now walk up stairs instead of crawling up them by herself as long as she has a wall or banister to hold on to
- "Mine" is the word of choice
- She can count to three on her own now
- When Daddy says mouth and nose in Chinese she points to them
- If we don't put shorts on her, she will take off her diaper at nap time which leads to regret