Katie had quite an eventful first deer season this year. Saturday she and the other 3 went to deer camp in the afternoon with Jason to play with all the other kids. I picked Kyle up about an hour later so I could get him to take a nap, the others stayed. After Kyle’s nap we went back and picked the other 3 up for mandatory rest time in the van! That lasted from deer camp to McDonalds and back (about 20 minutes.)
We got back and got settled back into playing and it wasn’t long after that when all the kids that were present (more than 10) got on the trampoline at one time (there is a trampoline inside at deer camp, the kind with the net enclosure). All was fine until we see Katie holding her face and making her way off the trampoline, she had gotten cold cocked in the face by someone (we still aren’t sure, but it doesn’t matter) and had a nice swollen bruise to show for it. The rest of the evening she divided her time between jumping on the tramopline when no one else was on it or sitting with Jason and me while we visited with friends. So when I announced around 9 that I was taking the boys home, she was quick to volunteer to go home too so that she could get some medicine for her headache. :-)
The next day, Jason offered to take the girls hunting with him. His dad had set up a ground blind and he wasn’t going to be using it that evening. Abby was not able to go because she had a bithday party to attend, but Katie was ready and willing to go! That is until she found out she had to wear the blaze orange hat…… After we explained why she had to wear it (its the law and for safety) and did agree to put it on, ONCE she got out to the woods, but not before.
As luck would have it, they had some deer come near them after they had been in the blind for only 10 minues, so they were happy to sit and watch them for a while and finally Katie told Jason to shoot one, so he tried….. :-) We will just end that by saying that Jason did not have to use his only tag on the small doe he was shooting just for the sake of shooting one so Katie could witness it!
When they got home I asked her if it was fun, she said it was, but when I questioned if she thought she would hunt when she got older, she made it clear that she has no plans for that to happen!! :-)
Daddy and Katie are both still telling me stories today about their great hunting adventrue, so I would say it was a succesful time out for both of them!!