When it was time to get moving, we shed our PJ's and traded them for swimsuits then headed to my parents for a day of Ranger riding, swimming and BBQ.
When Jack swims he says "kick, kick, kick" over and over to himself. I guess he's heard me say it so many times that he thinks he can't move without reminding himself what to do!
Ella got to open a few birthday presents and we had more cake.
Jack even got to ride the Backhoe, which he hasn't stopped "talking" about since. "Dirt" is what he keeps saying. I love it!
My brother and his girlfriend were there and so was my sister. I'm the oldest, so I'm like a momma hen when we can all get together. It makes my heart full.
The girls caught (and released) a turtle and then our day was done. It was a wonderful Labor Day holiday. I hope yours was as well!
Here are some interesting facts about Labor Day that 'm sure you were dying to know:
- The holiday originated in 1882 as a result of the labor movement and was intended to be a day of rest to recognize the efforts of the average working man.
- The first Monday in September was designated as the holiday because the day occurred halfway between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.
- The recognition of Labor Day as a national holiday for the working man came about as a result of a law signed by President Grover Cleveland.
- Labor Day was originally celebrated with large public demonstrations of workers banding together, usually in the form of rallies and parades in the streets.