We had a nice low-key Labor Day weekend, and hung around town doing some of our favorite things. We spent Saturday morning at the farmers market and hit up the the Ashbury pool a couple of times before it closed for the season. We had neighborhood friends over for dinner and went to the Naperville Labor Day Parade. The kids enjoyed being spectators. The weather was hot, so it was a good way to put a wrap on a great summer!
What a great Labor Day weekend… awesome weather, a parade, and a carnival. A really fun way to wrap up the summer.
Carter got to see his best friend Charlotte 2 days last weekend. Once at the Naperville Last Fling and also at the Labor Day Parade. As you can see from the video below the carnival rides were a big hit.
Grandpa and Grandma Wassmer were supposed to come up this weekend but didn’t because Grandpa got sick. We were bummed because they weren’t up here, but happy because we aren’t sick now. That kind of changed the rest of the plans for the rest of the weekend.
Friday night it was off to Kiku Japanese Steakhouse for some food flinging. This Hibachi style restaurant was a ton of fun for the kids. The chef was very interactive and even flung some shrimp at us to catch in your mouth. Carter’s shrimp landed square in his eye. He was surprised but was soon ready for another chance to participate in the flying fun.
Saturday was shopping at the outlet mall for mommy, carter and I just tagged along. He is getting to the age where those little kid areas in the middle of the malls are pretty impactful. Carter climbed in and out of a bunch of those quarter driven moving rides. He seemed to have fun even though nothing ever moved, which saved me a few quarters 😉
Monday we went to the Naperville Labor Day Parade which was Carter’s very first parade. I can’t beleive it took this long to get him to one. He was heaven as the candy rained down on him from every float. He was mezmorized by all the people and loved the bands as they marched by. Each and every Police or Fireman triggered the finger point and for him to ask “uncle jase?”
We had a busy labor day weekend this year. Now that Carter is more mobile we had him all over the place. We started the weekend off with our old neighbors from Bolingbrook coming over on Friday. It was good to chat about the old neighborhood and enjoy some pizza and drinks.
Saturday we met up with some friends and went to Phillips Park Zoo, a really small zoo in Aurora, IL. Carter didn’t care about the size, he was just excited to be walking around checking out the animals. The best part about the park wasn’t the zoo it was the playground. Unlike the zoo the playground was huge! It had about 6 different play sets with all sorts of climbing and sliding for all the little monkeys.
Sunday and Monday flew by with not really any major activities. We went shopping for winter clothes, shopped for house decorations, finished some yard work, and played outside in the wonderful weather. Carter really likes swinging on the neighbors swing set and the weather was prime to do it a lot.