Saturday, September 7, 2013


In July, we drove to Chicago for the weekend.  We chose that particular weekend because we wanted to take the boys to the Cubs-Cards game at Wrigley Field.  We left in plenty of time, but hit some road construction.  After an hour or more of stop and go traffic, we made it into the city.  Unfortunately, the parking spot we had prepaid for was already taken.  We found a new spot and walked to the game just in time for the start of the SEVENTH inning!  While we would have preferred to have arrived earlier, three innings with three little ones was probably plenty.  We were happy to see the Cards win!
An attempted family photo after the game:

On Saturday morning, we took the train into the city and our first stop was Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower).

The kids enjoyed looking out the big windows and seeing the buildings, Lake Michigan, and an occasional helicopter.
 We had some amazing views of the city.

There is an observation area that is all glass.  Charlie was NOT excited about it!
After the tower, we walked to Grant Park for Taste of Chicago.  Charlie napped in the stroller.  Then we went to Millennium Park to meet up with one of my former runners.  She and her boyfriend were visiting Chicago for the weekend and going to the Cubs-Cards game that afternoon. 
We also visited the "bean" and took a few pictures there.

Jack and Patrick liked seeing their reflection (and the funny faces they made) in the bean.
Next, we walked to Navy Pier.
The boys were excited to ride the huge ferris wheel.
What a good-looking husband I have!!!

More good views of the city from the top of the ferris wheel.
Before we left Navy Pier, we stopped for some delicious ice cream! 

On Sunday morning, we visited my great aunt, who is a nun, in Lincoln Park.  After Mass, we went to the roof of her building where we could see more great views of the city!
We had an awesome time!  I think we did a good job of fitting a lot of things into one weekend.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Jack played baseball this summer.  I took my camera to the final game to get some shots of him in action!
 He is ready!

They had a lot of fun!

Suson Park

One day toward the end of June we had a day with no plans.  I decided to take the boys to Suson Park in south county.  They have a farm where we got to see lots of animals.

These two are pretty sweet with each other.  They voluntarily hold hands sometimes.  I know this will not last forever, so I am enjoying it while it lasts.
There were lots of horses to see.
 My favorite animal at the farm was the turkey.  There were several of them and it was funny to hear them "gobble."  It surprised us the first time.  Jack brought his camera and was able to get some videos of it, I think.
 Look at the size of that pig!  Jack did a good job documenting our trip with his camera.

 After the farm, we enjoyed a picnic lunch and then played on the playground.  It was a nice day!