Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We had a busy weekend: three different cities to meet with family over the holiday weekend. Our first stop was in Aurora at Uncle John and Aunt Mary's property where corn-on-the-cob was abundant and the games never stopped. The boys played ping-pong, pop-a-shot, golf, badminton, and tether-ball, among other things. The only thing that wasn't played (amazingly!) was baseball there wasn't a good area to hit because of the hills.

All week long Charlie has had a runny nose and we attributed it to the fact that he has two huge teeth breaking through his gums. We were wrong this time. All Saturday night he was coughing this terrible dry hack and couldn't sleep. It was awful. I couldn't figure out what to do for him.

Uncle Billy rallies our side of the family in a fierce game of badminton.

Cousin Tommy is the tickle-monster for Charlie.

Nothing gets you ready for the day than a rousing game of tether-ball.
Uncle John's log cabin. Most of the people blew up air-mattresses and stayed in the house or out in the building.

We stayed in the tent at the bottom of the hill.

After we had a delicious breakfast, which included "Mickey Mouse" pancakes, we headed up to Columbus to visit some more family. It was such a hot day so they went swimming then came back to the house to play in the backyard. It was a very nice evening, spent playing with Uncles Nick, Jeff, Jay, and Aunt Jill. Soon we were off to bed to rest for the next day, the family picnic up at Great-Grandpa's house in Mercer County.

Uncle Jeff had to head back to "Washington ABC" as the boys call it, so he could only stay for lunch. We played baseball, bean bags, and attempted to take a nap under the trees. It was nice to see everyone, and we had a lot of fun, but boy, are we glad to sleep in our own beds this week!

Uncle Jeff with the boys by the corn field next to Great-Grandpa's house

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