Yep, it's still way cooler where he is. (pun intended :P)
Monday, October 26, 2009
This is a quote from a family friend upon hearing of the adventures of John one summer while he was in high school. You know everyday run of the mill stuff like scuba diving in the Keys or canoeing in Canada. Imagine the assault should he be regaled with tails of the last few months of Baby John's life in Alaska. Fishing, spending time on the boats of The Deadliest Catch, tracking wild bear, freezing his hiny off, and just basically living the life. Below are a few pictures he's shared with me. I figured you'd rather see his adventures- mine involve playing guess that smell in Wilson's dirty clothes hamper and trying to beat my personal best paper towel usage in scrubbing down Miller's place at the dinner table. Yeah, it's a real uncharted frontier around here. . .
Friday, October 16, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
We got up dark and early and headed to Vicksburg for the Across the River Race this morning. Phil ran the 5 mile and Wilson ran the 1 mile (with dad dragging behind). I'm so very proud to say that Phil placed third for his age group and Wilson placed 1st for his. Yea, guys!!! It was an early start and the kiddos crashed on the way home.
Monday, October 05, 2009
Velcro all the way up and you can fold the sides down to get her little foot in- so much easier than the rubber ones (which are supper cute cows, complete with a tail hanging off the back- maybe next year!). Below is Wilson sporting the same outfit at about 17 months.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A few weeks ago we flew to Chicago to see the sights and visit Uncle Bruce, Aunt Sherry, Charlie, and Cole. We had so much fun & the kids did great. Below are collages of our trip (in reverse order- click on them to enlarge). Day one we landed and Sherry took us to our hotel. From there we walked to Navy Pier, rode some rides and had some ice cream. That night we had some deep dish and then walked through Millennium Park and enjoyed the fountains and sculptures The next day we went to the Shedd Aquarium and the Field Museum. In the pics from this day you'll note that Miller made a new friend at the aquarium and insisted on kissing this poor child every 5 minutes or so. The highlights from the Field museum were all the dinosaurs and pirates (you can see the pirates scaling the walls of the main hall). We then went down to the Mag Mile to check out the Lego store. The third day we were there the kids hung out with their aunt, uncle, and cousins and Phil and I went to Oak Park where Frank Lloyd Wright lived. We did a couple of tours there and had a great grown up lunch at Hemmingway's Bistro- you know table cloths and menu's without chicken nuggets. Later that afternoon we did a quick sweep through the Art Institute. The last day we were there a sweet friend of Sherry's kept Miller while she and I went to the Merchandise Mart to look around and Phil and Wilson went to the Museum of Science and Industry. After that the three of us met back up and did one more quick run through the Art Institute. I marveled at the miniatures room and Wilson got to go see all his favorites from Baby Einstein. I'm very proud to say he was able to tell which paintings in the impressionist room were Monet and which were not. The next morning we headed home, much more cultured than when we left.