I haven’t really touched on my family life yet and that is the most important part of my life! The end of summer happens Labor Day weekend and we made the most of it this weekend. My sister, Andrea has been in the Navy for almost 7 years
and hasn’t really had a chance to spend a lot of time with my little ladybug. She is in town for six days and put aside two days just for us! Saturday we went to the Toledo Zoo and of course I forgot my camera and left my Iphone in the car, so I have no pictures. We spent time at Nature’s Neighborhood for their Butterflies and Bugs Day. We saw a stick bug, leaf bug
, and a praying mantis up close. My little ladybug finger painted and played at the “beach”. They also enjoyed the merry-go-round and the fishys. We dropped my husband off for some “daddy time” alone in an empty house and headed to Swig in Perrysburg for dinner followed by a Cone Head sundae at Friendly’s for dessert. Our dad used to buy us Cone Head sundaes when we were little. Then family time at Great Grandma and Great Papa’s house until well into the night.
Sunday, our little ladybug attended her first day of Sunday School ever! She loved it and we loved our new church. I don’t think we have been to church in over two years. Sunday brunch at Sammy’s in Sylvania Township was wonderful. Rest and relaxation was the plan until cooking out at Nana and Papa’s house with Mimi and Uncle Zack.
I think my little ladybug has a crush on her very handsome Uncle Zack. She loves playing with him and always wants to know where he is.
Labor Day, my little ladybug and I lounged around in our jammies, watching TV and enjoying each others company. I did work a little during nap time. Homework is a must on the agenda every day.
Our Labor Day weekend ended on Tuesday with a wonderful trip to the African Safari in Port Clinton. It’s a drive through park with deer, emu, buffalo, elk, zebra, giraffe, and many other animals. We fed them grain and 11 pounds of carrots.
Andrea was quite a trooper. It was her first time there and it can be quite frightening to have these giant animals literally in your face.
We stopped for lunch and ran into Cheese World for sweet treats. And a trip to Port Clinton with a military member isn’t complete without a stop at the PX at Camp Perry for a couple bottles of wine. It is so much cheaper there!
I am so glad we got to spend so much quality time with family. I am blessed to have such wonderful family and friends in my life. And I would like to say a big THANK YOU to my sister for her many years of service to our country, here and in Iraq and Afghanistan. Next month you are back to the civilian world and I am so proud of you!