The Mount Clan

The Mount Clan
Thanksgiving 2008

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sleep Over with the Grandsons

Elaine and I hosted a “Sleep Over with the Grandsons” on Friday, February 13, 2009. Our guest list included Conner, Andrew, Jordan, and Dylan. Yes, we were brave enough to invite our three year old grandson with the big boys. Wow, Dylan did great and he fit in just fine. Everyone had a great time. Here is a list of things we did: 1) Played Hot Potato. 2) Jumping over the Dollar Bill. (No one could do that one) 3) Hide and Go Seek with Dylan 4) Played Craps for hours. We all started with 10 pennies each and Jordan was the big winner. Jordan said I was teaching them to gamble. Bad Grandpa!! 5) We watched the movie “Dodge Ball” which caused us to laugh throughout the movie.
During the movie Dylan fell asleep and we then put him to bed. The boys decided to play more craps before going to bed at 12 midnight. Of course, they didn’t go to sleep until 1 pm.
We had such a great time!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Olivia and Mattie Spend the Night at Grandma's and Grandpa's

Grandma and Grandpa had so much fun with Olivia and Mattie when they stayed over night at our house on Sunday, 15 February 2009. They were so good!! They went right to bed excited to sleep in our “Car Bed” together and looked forward the next day’s activities. They woke up to grandma fixing Mickey Mouse pancakes. Grandpa could not believe how much syrup they put on their pancakes.
I asked the girls what they wanted to do and they said they wanted to go fishing and play miniature golf. The plan was approved by Grandma and we were off getting the fishing poles and the golf putters. Then the girls and I took off in our QX56 for Lake Ashley that is only about two miles from our house. This lake is only used for fishing and especially reserved for little girls. Well, we got our poles and bait and went on to the pier and started fishing. It was so cold that we decided not stay very long and we could tell that the fish were in no mood for eating. So off we went to go miniature golfing which was only just one mile away. This is a beautiful littlecourse and the girls showed their Grandpa that they could really play good golf. They had so much fun hitting the balls into the cup. Again, it was so cold that we couldn’t stay long. But, boy did we have a lot of fun fishing and playing golf.
Grandma and Grandpa can’t wait till Mattie and Olivia spend the night with us again!!

Fishing With My Grandsons

Conner, Andrew, Jordan, and I went fishing on a small lake that is owned by Brother and Sister Collins. Brother Collins was so nice to prepare his 14 foot boat with a trolling motor for our fishing pleaser. I am a very experienced ocean fisherman but have little knowledge about freshwater fishing. Brother Collins taught us how to rig up our fishing poles with hooks and weights.
We took off in our boat and within a few minutes Conner hooked up with a nice “Crappy” about 8” long. A few minutes later Grandpa caught another nice “Crappy” and we were off to the races. We fished for about 2 hours and caught eight fish and kept four of them.
Brother Collins taught the boys how to clean the fish which was a lot of fun for them. You know all the blood and guts.
The boys wanted to eat the fish they caught right away. So off we went to the Silva’s house to cook the fish. Grandpa taught the boys how to cook the fish. The real test was how good these fish would taste. I am happy to report that they were delicious. Now, Andrew would never eat fish. However, he did not hesitate to eat the fish he caught and he liked it.
This was a very memorable fishing experience. I really enjoy teaching the boys about fishing and hunting. This was a Grandpa’s dream come true. There is nothing better than spending time with my children and grandchildren enjoying God’s beautiful earth.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Trap and Target Shooting In Georgia

It was Saturday, 7 February 2009 and all the boys looked forward to shooting Grandpa’s guns. We all met at Jason's house at 10 am and you could feel the excitement building. Now Ed was very brave because he brought his 8 year old son Logan. We traveled to Brother Sikes 57 acre ranch where he had Trap Shooting equipment and a target range. You should have seen the boys eyes when I pulled out my guns (One 12 gage pump shotgun, one 12 gage automatic shotgun, one 410/22 over and under, pellet riffle, and one World War II 45 Caliber automatic pistol – Also Jason brought his 22 Cal. Target pistol). I also brought enough ammunition to start a small war.
You should have seen Logan’s eyes when he shot the small 410 shotgun. He was very frightened to shot this gun. I helped him with the first shot and after that he did just fine. Trap shooting was very fun. We had a trap shooting contest and Jordan was 5 for 5 and grandpa was 4 for 5. Everyone did a very good job shooting those Clay Targets.
Then we went to the target range to shot the 22’s and the 45 automatic. We setup targets about 50 feet away. Now Conner got the bright idea to take his T-shirt off and use it as a target. We had so much fun shooting at these targets. The WW II 45 Cal. Automatic had a real big kick and large bang to it. I was very pleased with how well everyone did that afternoon. The boys learned a lot about guns and no one got hurt.
We finished the day off by going out to lunch to the Lazy Donkey for lunch. Conner wore the T-shirt with all the bullet holes in the restaurant which gave everyone a big laugh.
Male bonding is great!