For all of you who actually labor, that is.
Saturday, we went to West Point to visit the Weddle family. It was Brooklyn's (niece) birthday celebration and we had a great time playing Just Dance on the Wii, hanging outside, and jumping on the trampoline (just the kids...me on a trampoline = an accident just waiting to happen). Later, we drove home and had a little sleepover (Abby, Anna, Ben). The girls had a great time with all of the neighborhood kids.
Ben has become particularly fond of the boy across the street (Andrew, 10). Yesterday, Andrew whispered into my ear that they are now best friends. So sweet! This is the boy that catches frogs, crickets, grasshoppers, moths, etc. Just keep them out of my house! :) I played a few rounds of hangman with the neighborhood girls, then grilled some turkey sausage for dinner. I served it with creamed spinach. Ben was less than enthused. He opted for a handful of fresh spinach instead. No dressing. Just eats it leaf by leaf. Strange. Ben played outside from 11 til 5! I give him many snacks and drinks throughout the day to keep him going. The only downside is that it is VERY difficult to get him going in the morning, despite an early bed time.
Today, we drive to Omaha to pick up Greg! He will actually be here for an entire week :) He will be working at the clinic, but at least we will be able to visit in the evenings. I don't know how Ben will decide between hanging out with dad or playing outside. That's some serious competition.
Have a great holiday!