Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
1. Carter's resolution was to be potty trained. It is still an on going process. We have really good days and weeks and then not so consistent ones. I have to admit, majority of the problem is us not being as consistent with him as they are at school! We have made major progress and know we will be there soon, especially if mom and dad get their acts together!!!! 2. Addie's resolution is to learn to walk. She has made major progress with this since the new year began. Beginning to crawl just a few weeks ago and now standing up on everything are steps in the right direction. 3. Megan's new years resolutions included learning some new hobbies. I have taken a digital photography class, teaching myself to use Photoshop and probably Blake's favorite, taking up golf. After a couple of trips to the driving range, we got to go play our first real round of golf. (Actually only 9 hoes... Blake didn't want me to get frustrated and wanted me leaving wanting more... which worked! We had a GREAT TIME!)
4. Blake has no updates! As of Feb, he couldn't think of anything...so I gave up asking!!!!! ;)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Carter had his first Princess Party at Love to Swim for our friend Anabella!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Her beautiful eyes are turning more and more hazel!
Addie has continued to get back to her smiley happy self more and more each day. This morning Carter was making her laugh-those are her "2 new big girl teeff"!!!! ;)
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
We jumped on the "Metra" - Red Line and headed to north to Andersonville for breakfast at M. Henry's. It was so cool because we were the only tourists in the place. It was this cute neighborhood with adorable shops all around.
Blake's favorite part was the "EL" or the elevated train that is part of the subway system... which is mainly below ground but there is an elevated part called "The Loop," that goes in a circle around downtown - very cool.
We walked through Grant Park which Millennium Park is part of. The famous "Silver Bean" is there. It's a famous sculpture that Chicago has become famous for in the last 3-4 years. It is amazing how the many parts were welded together and then buffed out to make it look like one seamless piece. We took the Silver Bridge across Lakeway Drive and walked a mile down Lake Michigan to Navy Pier, which is like a huge amusement park. When I arrived to Chicago on Monday, the lake was almost completely frozen over and by Friday it had all melted and just had a few ice chunks floating around.
Then it was off to the 3rd tallest building in the world - The Hancock Tower.
We did a 30 min. audio tour at the top, notice how Blake is going no where near the edge... heights are not his thing!
We re-lived our Hawaii honeymoon 4 years ago with a stop to The Cheesecake Factory and a sample of the macaroni and cheese fried balls with marinara. YUMMY!
Then we walked "The Magnificent Mile." and 2-3 miles back to the hotel where we got ready for the musical Chicago starring Blake's favorite "Dancing With The Stars" contestant - John O'Hurley!
Then we had an amazing dinner at the hottest restaurant - AVEC! We had the best 2 seats in the tiny modern restaurant overlooking the chefs where we got to talk to them all night about the different entrees they were cooking. It was a perfect way to end our anniversary get-a-way.