Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Rite of Passage

Heidi has been asking for a BB gun for some time now.

For Christmas her friend Tessa got a Pink Daisy BB Gun and Heidi was super jealous.

But Tessa has a place to shoot the gun (that is not her back yard) and Heidi doesn't.

Or does she? Eventually it occurred to us that a Pink Daisy BB Gun would be perfect for The Swamp!

The next time Shawn was at Fleet Farm he picked on up and hid it in the garage.

And that's where it stayed for the next three months until our first trip of the summer to The Swamp where Shawn surprised her with it. She was so very happy and excited! It really made her weekend.

Try to tell me she does not look like a natural!

Shawn and his brothers have a shooting range on the property where they can safely shoot their guns (everyone is properly trained and licensed).

No worries, the kids are on the range in this shot but they are with two adults and the only gun out there is Heidi's BB gun. But this is the only shot of the range I could find that had mowed grass.

Shawn sat Heidi down and explained Gun Safety. He covered everything she would need to know to keep her self from shooting her eye out. Or her cousins eye for that matter.

 Then he repeated the process with Willy, our nephew.

After starting their lessons at the table, they moved on to using the 4-wheeler as a stabilizer.

Until they were finally good enough to shoot supporting the gun on their own.

Eventually she will be as good as her grandma!

Say hi to my in-laws! Thanks for sharing The Swamp with us!


Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

I want a pink BB gun!! She looks so confident with it! And look at Grandma go too! That's awesome! I only feel comfortable with a paintball gun, so I guess going to the shooting range may not be a good idea for me, but it looks like your little one had a great time.

Married...with a Pup said...

How fun!!! My husband would LOVEEEE this when we eventually have kids.

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

We also have a bb gun in our home. All cans are sad victims