Thursday, September 5, 2013

Labor Day Weekend

We had a fun-filled holiday weekend. We started off having Chris, Marti and Nancy over for dinner Friday night to kick-off John's birthday weekend. We grilled kabobs and had fun playing games. John even got to open one present early :-)

Saturday was full of F-O-O-T-B-A-L-L!!!!! Gooooooo Gators!!!! Grandma and Papa came to visit later that afternoon, continuing the birthday celebration. They had not seen our house since we moved in so it was fun to show them the progress we have made so far. Connor and Addie helped Grandma put the finishing touches on John's cake (adding the whipped frosting). We ended the day with a yummy dinner of bacon wrapped filets, roasted potatoes and broccoli...and Mary Champion cake, of course! John opened the rest of his gifts and we spent the rest of the night watching football.


Sunday was John's actual birthday. Papa and Grandma took us out for breakfast before saying goodbye. It was a gorgeous day so we spent some time in the pool before naps. After naps we took the kids to see Disney's Planes - their first movie theater experience! They both did great! I knew Connor would love it and sit through the whole movie but Addie surprised me a little and sat through the entire movie too! I think the popcorn helped :p

After the movie we met up with the Donnell family to watch a boat parade and fireworks. It was an inaugural Summer Light The Night Labor Day celebration in downtown Tampa. The firework show was awesome, better than the 4th of July show, and the kids had a blast together (though Addie was a bit tired and clingy). She was still a trooper though and we were out until almost 9:30 PM. It was really hot and muggy out so baths were a must when we got home, even though it was super late, so it was well past 10 PM before they were finally tucked into bed.

Reid and Connor

While eating breakfast Monday morning Connor asked if it was a school day. You should have see the look of excitement on his face when I told him it wasn't. We 3 day weekends! After breakfast we took off for Orlando to meet the Jones family at their timeshare for a fun day visiting with them. Their resort had a wade in pool, lazy river, water slides and a splash pad! The wade in pool was really nice for Addie. She is suddenly NOT into splay pads so it is a fun way for her to play in the water without having to be held all the time. Connor on the other hand is swimming away, you really have to keep an eye on him! We got back to Tampa in time to eat dinner and get the kids to bed before the FSU game. The Seminoles won...a perfect ending to John's birthday weekend.

Jayce, who turned 2 yesterday!


♥♥ Happy Birthday, John!! We love you!! ♥♥
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