Did anyone else see the lunar eclipse on Wednesday night? Kennedy had seen online that there was supposed to be one but then I kind of forgot about it. Lincoln went to the store at about 9pm and when he came home he called for me to come see. We woke Kennedy up and threw her coat and boots and hat on her and brought her out with us. I have a junky camera that couldn't even begin to capture the moon in the sky. We did get a shot of Kennedy looking at the eclipse though.
Thursday we took a much-needed break to head to Wisconsin Dells. The kids didn't have school friday because of a teacher workday, so we left when Lincoln got home from work. Lincoln and I were both stressed out and feeling sick to our stomachs over some cut backs that had happened at Lands End on Thursday. Don't worry, my husband still has his job- and now someone else's- but it's hard to see friends and coworkers go through something like this. Plus things will start to be very crazy after the weekend when he has to pick up and cover a position that was just vacated with noone lined up yet to fill it. But on a lighter note, we had fun in The Dells. We stayed at Chula Vista this time. We got a regular old hotel room, no lodge or condo or even a suite. (A mistake we've decided. We are just too big now to cram into one room.) Devon was amazing this time. He's always hated to get his face wet. Last time we went he was pretty content to just float in the wave pool, although he did start to branch out on some bigger waterslides. This time he was really into it. He went down body slides and tube slides and didn't complain about water on his face. The greatest part of the trip was realizing that we have hit a new milestone as a family. The girls are now big enough to go on the big slides by themselves. They can touch in the lazy river, they'll go down any of the big slides. What a treat to have 2 semi-independent kids now! Lincoln and I can take turns staying with the 2 little ones and going down slides with Devon. And this time, Jesse was still content to be in the stroller most of the time. Devon and Renie wear life jackets willingly which also alleviates some stress. So here are some pictures. It really wasn't pitch black in there I just have a really junky camera, as previously mentioned.