Well, Labor Day Weekend was probably our last time to travel before Baby #4 gets here. We got to go to Fort Worth to spend time with Nana and Papa, two of my sisters and their families, and a couple of my cousins and their families.
We had a really good time--eating at the Cheesecake Factory, going to a waterpark, swimming, and just hanging out. Unfortunately, by the time we got home on Monday, Madilyn was feeling horrible--running a fever and a cough that sounded like a seal. She has been sick all week, but the fever is finally gone. Now if we can just get rid of the cough. Benjamin has started with the same stuff...hopefully Lou and Jacob will avoid it.
I took my camera on our trip, but wouldn't you know, I didn't take a single picture. It's kind of hard to take pictures at the waterpark while trying to keep an eye on three kids at all times...especially our fearless, wondering, exploring Jacob. That kid doesn't care if he has floaties or a life jacket on or not, he's going into the water...whether you're there to catch him or not. And then, he tried wondering off a couple of times...including almost being all the way in the wave pool before Nana caught up to him--and here's the scariest part of all, Nana doesn't even know how to swim...so I'm not sure what she would have done if he had been very far in the pool. Fortunately, her short legs go a little faster than Jacob's two year old legs...so she was able to catch him before he got too deep. Besides a couple of scary moments like these, it was a blast. Benjamin was the only one of our kids that had been to a waterpark so far. They all proved to be pretty fearless and enjoyed trying new things. Benjamin was the only one of our kids who was tall enough to ride this slide-thing that was like a water rollercoaster. It had a double intertube that you sat in so he could ride with an adult. He was a little scared to ride it at first, but right after he asked to ride it again. Poor Madilyn, she inherited her mom's short genes so she may be 10 before she reaches the minimum height requirement for some of these rides. Oh well, at least she'll be able to get great deals in the kid's department for many years to come.