Thursday, September 11, 2014

Labor Day Weekend

I have a little bit of catch up to do.
Over Labor Day my in-laws came to visit.  It was a great trip, and I'm so thankful they've made the drive so many times this summer to see us and Helena.  They had invited us to Kearney for Labor Day weekend, but with having to do all of the driving myself, just to be there for a day (we would have left early Saturday morning, and come back Monday morning)and then the anxiety of my return to work the next day (Tuesday), I knew it would be too much.  So it truly meant a lot to me that they came to visit us for the unofficial last weekend of summer. 
One of the many perks of getting older: new toys!  Helena in her Bumpo.
 I brought out the Bumpo a few weeks ago.  Helena loves to hang out with us in the kitchen while we cook!

Over Labor Day weekend we did lots of shopping.  Mary wanted to go to IKEA so we drove down south and took a tour of the store!  Chris and I found a dining room table on clearance, and bought it!  My hope is that we have an actual dining room by this time next year.  ...we do have a dining room, we're just currently using it as an office.  After IKEA we went across the street to Park Meadows mall and did some more shopping.  On Sunday we ventured to Golden, and walked around downtown.  We saw lots of people inter-tubing down the river and jumping into the cold water.  It looked like a blast!



I like this picture because you can truly see the contrast in our hair colors.  Helena's definitely lighter with some red in it!

Mary, me holding Helena, Chris, and Marty

Grandma and Granddaughter

Proud grandparents
 After they left Monday morning, we picked up my mom from the park 'n ride, as she flew in that afternoon.  She was here up until yesterday to help with my transition back to work.  Bless her!  I love my mom so much, and I truly appreciate her!  Monday (Labor Day) afternoon was the perfect time to go to the pool one last time.  So we headed out into the sun!
Chris dipped Helena's toes into the water, and while he did that she fell right to sleep.  So she napped on Daddy!

Thank goodness we got the 0-3 month swimsuit...I had contemplated getting the 3-6.
While my mom was here we even squeezed in a date night (more on that later in the month!). 
It was such a great weekend, and a great way to spend the last weekend of summer together as a family.  I truly cherish all of the moment we have together.

1 comment:

Emily Foley said...

What a fun weekend! I love her in her swimming suit, SO cute!