April 19, 2010

The Windy City.

On Thursday we left on quite the expedition.

Ten hours in the car with all three kids – road trippin’ to the grand city of Chicago.  Overall the car trip went really well, and the boys were very excited to get to see a big city.  We got to hang out with Brian’s whole family – celebrating the birth of a beautiful baby boy, and the second birthday of his big sister.


             Zee entertaining Sylvia in the car…












                                                                 Sylvia not being very entertained.


IMG_6263 Boys!  That’s enough!

(Probably the most repeated phrase of the weekend.)


Zee, give me the camera.  Now.



Finally there to see a sweet little boy, and a red headed beauty.



On the metra on the way into the city.  The boys were very excited, they had never been on a train before.  Sylvia was obviously thrilled.


IMG_6308 Sylvie in the city with her Aunt Jen.


IMG_6313better Gettin’ some Chicago style pizza.  mmmmm…





IMG_6319better Sylvie sitting in a tree.

(She has great balance.)


IMG_6321 Walking to Millennium Park.


IMG_6325 Sylvie and Uncle Daniel.


IMG_6329 Weird sculpture in Millennium Park.




The boys in front of The Bean.




The birthday girl!



This is my father in law climbing a tree to get a ball out.  My mother in law has warned me not to let him babysit.  (just joking Grandpa Richard :) )



The boys (by boys I mean the little ones and the big ones.) had a lot of fun playing outside.  It was a lot of fun getting to hang out with the family and just enjoy each other’s company.  It was also fun getting to travel with the boys (they had never left the state.) and getting to introduce them to so many new things.  Fun times were had by all in the windy city.


  1. You are amazing! I thiink I have told you that before. Love your blog!

  2. Thanks for the visit and comment, Maggie! And I was SO excited to see that you were just in Chicago (and eating some scrumptious pizza)!

  3. Oh My. I didn't see Richard in the tree.

  4. And I should mention as well that we are SO glad you all could come. I know that is a LONG drive, especially with 3 kiddos. It meant a lot to me (and to Ava) that you all were here.

  5. I'm so glad we could make it! I'm also glad that we weren't too much with the boys and all. I'm sorry we weren't more of a help while we were there! Timothy is just precious.

  6. What a great time! You're making lots of memories with those boys.
    Fostering question... do you choose what age group you want? How did you guys decide who you would take in? Or is it a case by case decision?


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