Picking seed ticks (teeny tiny newborn ticks) from my two year old daughter was not how I'd envisioned spending my Labor Day, but that's just how I spent a big part of my afternoon.
Brien bought a new automatic corn feeder and decided to take it to his deer camp today to set it up. The kids and I chose to tag along because we had a free day. We were on the go all weekend with birthday parties so we took the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors. Even Oscar the wiener dog tagged along with us. Everyone was excited for a road trip followed by adventures in the woods. All three kids were excited. Of course, 2 year old Emily was just excited because the other two were. Tyler has a bit of "buck fever" like his father, so he's super excited to get back out in the woods and look for signs of deer, etc. Shelby just doesn't want Tyler to be doing something without her, so I think that's why she takes such interest. Don't get me wrong, she loves spending time with her daddy, but being hot and mostly being outdoors is just not her thing. She's more of a shopper than a hunter, and she gets that from me!
We all managed to make it home a little weary and exhausted, but I think we're finally tick free. Oscar has the monthly medication that keeps fleas and ticks at bay, so he's fine. After checking one another like monkeys, I think we're all okay!
So, how'd you spend your Labor Day?!