You may finish reading this post and think I am the craziest mother out there. I think my husband would take your side on this one, even though it turned out very well, despite the risks involved :)
So, this day started with a quick phone call from Dave's parents just a few days in advance asking if we wanted to go to Adventureland. Seems fun enough... a majority of the Brody clan was going and who wouldn't want a fun day with cousins and family at an adventure themed park? Well, Dave couldn't go and I had 3 boys on my own, including a 3 week old!! I was torn and had about 1 hour to make a decision. Hormones running high, mom guilt setting in from the last couple weeks of feeling like a boring mom and not doing enough fun things with my middle child, end of summer, school starting, hormones running high (oh, did I mention that!?!), trying to "do it all", and a bad decision maker these days and I found myself bawling for a good 20 minutes before I made a quick and final decision. One phone call to Dave's mom and I was committed. I was taking 3 kids, including my 3 week old to Adventureland in 3 days. Yikes! I had a pit in my stomach for the rest of that night and then woke up the next day and decided..."I was going to make this work and had a great group to go with to help me when I couldn't!!". I really wanted to do something fun with my big boys before summer ended and I really wanted Austin included in something fun outside the house. Jaxon has had lots of fun play dates since I had Carson and Austin has been a trooper and just hung out here a lot of the time. This could be a really fun day trip if all my ducks fell into a row!
Well, as you can see from WAY too many pictures on this post that we had a GREAT day!! Things timed really well for feedings for the babe, my big boys behaved awesome all day, I had amazing helpers, and the weather was perfect. I am so glad this crazy lady decided to go and I am just as thankful that the day went so well. What a perfect ending to summer :)
Cousins having fun!
Austin's first choice of fun :)