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Labor Day... this wasn't really a holiday that Aaron and I ever went and did anything major, so the only memories we have are the random barbeque with family or things like that.
My sister, Lisa, and her family were going to go on a family bike ride and called to ask if they could borrow our bike trailer. When they came to get it, they asked if three kids could fit in the trailer and asked if we would want to come with them. I took them up on their offer. I knew that the physical activity and fresh air would be good for me.
Here are the three kids in the bike trailer.
Aaron Jr, Angus, Stella. Gus Gus was such a good sport being squished in the middle like that. He didn't seem to mind except the one time Aaron Jr and Stella were fighting over that yellow and orange sippy cup. John said that he completely disappeared between the two of them when they were both pulling on the cup. Poor little Gus.
Elise, Lisa, Hannah, (Aaron Jr, Angus, Stella in the trailer) John, Caroline
I might be wrong about who is Elise and who is Hannah. I still have a hard time telling them apart.
We stopped at the park to let the kids play for a while before heading back home. We all had a great time.
Caroline, John, Stella
Caroline, Hannah, Elise (not necessarily in that order :)
Stella, Leslie, Aaron Jr.
And here is the end of the bike ride. I am pretty sure John is the one who needed a nap after this was all over. The weight of the kids added together was about 85 pounds, plus the weight of the trailer and ALL uphill on the way home... WAY TO GO JOHN!
Here I am with my cute little boy.
Even though this wasn't a big day for us to go anywhere together, just knowing it was a holiday was enough for me to have a difficult day. Knowing that if Aaron WAS here, we would have been doing something as a family even if it was just staying home together... that was hard for me. I didn't even realize I was having a hard day until I started letting things bother me that I am usually more patient about.
I am very grateful to Lisa and John for inviting us to go with them on the bike ride. Thank you so much. It turned a difficult day into a fun day. Aaron Jr. had a blast and I loved getting out. It was just what we needed.
We love you, Aaron...
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