Today is Grandpa Kohl's birthday! Vienne and Ivy have been blessed to have 3 Grandfathers who love them very much. Grandpa Kohl (my stepdad, Tom) developed a special bond over fishing, with Vienne. It was their "thing". A few summers ago, Tom came home with a little Spiderman fishing pole and small toys from the Dollar Store. He set up a game with her, where he would go down below the deck and attach toys to her pole that she would get to reel in. It was so sweet and cute. This last summer of 2012, Tom set up a fishing trip with us, for a day. We ventured out to Horning's Hideout, a cute little fishing pond, and we spent the day fishing and picnicking. Vienne LOVED it. Such special memories.
Here are a few pictures for Grandpa on his birthday...
(Grandpa with his first grand baby, Vienne Juliet)
(Vienne's first fishing pole)
(learning how to work it, together)
(fishing over the railing...oh my goodness, her little tush is too cute! - age 3)
(I got something!)
(Easter at Grammy and Grandpa's, 2012)
(Grandpa with two of his granddaughters - so sweet)
(our family fishing trip at Horning's Hideout, summer 2012)
(tending to her caught fish...ok Grandpa and Mark did the catching...but she was great at helping!)
(look! look! so proud.)
(ok, you can tell that we loved this photo. She is bravely holding a fish head! She wanted to watch ever part of the gutting and cleaning - so fascinated and never grossed out...all while my Mom and I couldn't watch! Vienne looked at the decapitated fish body and asked "where's it's face?". So, they handed her his "face". hahahah...eeewwww)
(Grandpa and his Joy-Bug, Ivy, on her first birthday last week. He is quite smitten with her and she with him.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRANDPA!
WE LOVE YOU.