Labor Day weekend with the Family

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

My sis

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

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.

Uncle Zack on Halloween

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 and our little ladybug feeding the animals

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.


Having fun at the Safari

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!

4 thoughts on “Labor Day weekend with the Family

  1. Nice post Seester! love you! so glad i can spend time with you and the family! i’m so proud of your amazing daughter! you’re raising quite the angel.

  2. Aww…I so enjoyed reading about your Labor Day weekend! I loved the fact that you and your sis stopped to get the kids sundae in order to honor a fond childhood memory. Sisters are pretty amazing, I am so glad you had such a fun filled weekend with your family. And my family would like to extend a special thank you to your sister as well, for all the sacrifices she has made in her life to honor our country. God Bless your family and God Bless America

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