Thursday, September 8, 2016

Labor Day Weekend

I got to start the weekend by taking the kids to school on Friday.

It was a beautiful day, and Ben and I had a nice afternoon after he got out at 11:30.  For some reason, he's really backed off of riding his bike lately so I made him get on it and ride for a bit.  He seemed to enjoy it once he got going but he is much more cautious than he was a few months ago.  Not sure what happened (he's never had a crash or anything)...I don't mind the caution, for certain, but I don't want him to get out of the habit of riding, either.  

Saturday was the season opener for football and even though the OU game didn't go well, we enjoyed the day at Gigi and Pepaw's anyway.  Ben is doing so well with swimming.  He is definitely getting braver in that area, letting Rob take him around the pool and jumping off the side to him.  All summer he has only wanted to stay where his feet touched the ground, and didn't even trust any of us to hold him in the water, and don't even think about getting on a floatie.  

Sunday morning we got up and headed to Branson for a quick night away.  

After a few hours at Silver Dollar City we were ready to relax in the condo.  

We put the kids to bed, but much to our surprise Avery came out a while later with a bloody mouth and her other front tooth dangling by a thread.  Apparently, there was some sort of scuffle in the dark resulting in a kick to the mouth.  Notice the smear of blood on her forehead...

Once the dangling tooth was removed, we got her settled back in bed and sternly told Ben to keep his legs and feet to himself.  Turns out the tooth fairy does visit you even if you're out of town (we didn't know).  The next morning she was trying to split her tooth fairy money with Ben because, "he made it possible." 

We spent a few more hours at SDC before heading home.

We headed home tired but happy.  Branson has proven to be a nice change of scenery for us this year when we get the itch to get out of town for a night or two.  

Happy Labor Day!

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