Monday, May 4, 2009

Teaching the next generation

With three generations together this weekend it was time for teaching. After our last shooting adventure and realizing our son was having a hard time with a regular .22, Lineman called his dad. My father in law went into town and picked out a new Cricket for our boys and brought it to us this weekend. It was such a treat for me to be able to watch a father and a son work together, so
eager to pass their knowledge on to the next generation. They taught him about safety, loading, safety, sighting, safety, the trigger, safety, the ammo, safety and knocking over that target. Oh, and they taught him about safety, too.

He held the rifle with ease, it's smaller size really made a difference. He looked through the sights, took aim, squeezed the trigger....

And hit the target on his second shot (he hit right about the logo). It was so fun to see the excitement he had. He really got the hang of it immediately and was hitting his targets very well. I'm positive he is waiting for his next outing with father, grandfather, or better yet, both!



17 comments:

Kim said...

What a neat post and of course gret pictures. My husband tooky my son Turkey hunting for the first time this weekend and my son shot a BB gun too. I am glad in both case the SAFETY came first :)

Tina said...

I'll bet he'll have great memories of that day for a long time to come. I can still remember when my dad and grandpa took me fishing for the first time! Great pictures!

Wrena said...

That makes my heart smile!

Larsen's in Wyoming said...

What a great manly bonding day! I remember when my Dad took me shooting, I realized it wasn't my thing, but I enjoyed spending time with my dad.

Kate said...

Hey Carin,
Chris just shot me a single shot
.22. I love it because guns have always scared me, and the single shot just feels safer. Now I can shoot gophers to my hearts content, and they will not eat my tulip bulbs. :)
I never thought that I would see the day when I would say that!!!!!

The J's said...

These pictures are so precious!

Robyn said...

Wonderful pictures and I think every kid should learn about guns and safety. Looks like a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

How special to see all three generations working and learning together. Bridge is definitely in good hands. m-b

He And Me + 3 said...

That is awesome. How fun for your son. Quality time with dad and grandpa. Nothing better than that! Great pictures too. Those chips look good. LOL

Alison said...

Neat Post. To bad about the broken nose but seems to go along with the territory with boys! ;) Have a great week!

carrielt said...

Great pictures! His nose already looks a little better. I'm glad his hurt nose didn't keep him from missing all the fun with dad and gpa!

tollesons4him said...

These are such precious memories that you all will cherish forever! You took some really great picutres.

Holly said...

Thanks so much for your congrats on winning the blog makeover. Come on back over and see what Sneaky Momma did. She is absolute awesome. Your blog is very cute too.

Anonymous said...

Good times!! What else can be said about that?

Thanks for taking some pics of it Carin-

Lineman

Phoenix said...

What a great set of pictures and it looks like they all had a nice time bonding. I am sure it made for some wonderful memories for all of them. :)

Kristen said...

awe...just love this post. There is something so special about time with Dad and GrandDad!!

Under the Florida Sun said...

What a special and very adorable post.
Grandparents are so special. Such wisdom and love they can share.
Beautiful pictures!