The best part of Labor Day weekend for me?
Getting to see my sister and her family at the halfway point between our houses in Peoria, Illinois.
I already told you about our travels on Friday.
Hurricane Issac brought plenty of rain on Saturday. There were a few breaks where we were able to get the little ones out of the hotel rooms to run around. Their favorite part of going outside? This huge puddle in the parking lot.
There was also plenty of time for water play in the hotel pool and hot tub, which our little ones used like their own personal kiddie pool (it wasn’t very hot).
My sister also brought tons of kid crafts left over from VBS…And my daughter wanted me to take her picture with each one. (Yes, that’s a sure sign she is a blogger’s kid!)
Instead of going to the zoo like we originally planned, we opted to stay dry at a Chuck-E-Cheese nearby, where even my teenage nephew and 21 year-old niece were able to “be a kid.”Yes, I could have included a pic of my nephew and niece having a blast at Chuck-E’s house, but I thought they’d prefer this pic instead…On the left is Legoman, whom I’ve mentioned before in the post The Power of Prayer. Do you think he’s checking out my blog on that laptop? (Hey, an aunt can dream, right?) The next one is my sister, followed by her daughter and daughter’s boyfriend.
After watching the kids having fun together, and just being able to hang out with my sister, I’m hoping we get to do it again sometime soon!
How was your Labor Day weekend?
Aww cousins are the best! 🙂 Glad your kids got to spend some time with theirs!
I love watching them together! I didn’t have any cousins that I saw that were close to my age, so I am so glad they have some near their ages!
Ginny Marie says
Sounds like you had a great time! What a great way to get the cousins together to play, too. 😀 My daughters’ only cousins are much older than they are…18 and 21. They love playing together, but sometimes I wish they had cousins closer to their age. (which just isn’t going to happen!)
What a fun weekend trip ~ so glad you got to spend time with your sister and family.
Hope your drive back home went well!
After church on Sun., we went to my brother-in-laws river cabin and enjoyed a relaxing visit with him and his wife. We went on a pontoon boat ride, saw lots of bald eagles, drove to a look-out point, and just enjoyed getting caught up with each other. On Mon. afternoon, we stopped at an apple orchard on the way home and picked up some fresh apples ~ SweetTango and Zestar (yum!).
I am not too terribly far from Peoria 🙂 It looks like you had a great time!
My nephew is a miracle — and each time I see him I remember that.
Donna DM Yates says
What a fun, fun time.