Friday, March 20, 2009

Girls' weekend Chicago Style

So, once again I am so so behind.  So I will do a quick post to share some pictures from the fun girls' weekend that I had with my mom-in-law and sister-in-laws in Chicago.  The weekend activities were:
*dinner and gifts for Amber's birthday
*sleeping in
*shopping Michigan Avenue and finding great deals
*Chicago Chocolate Tour
*Chicago style pizza
*Brunch and church with Amber's best friend Alyssa
*Art Museum
*dinner again!
*mini baby shower for Camie
*shopping some little specialty shops in a different shopping district in the city
*lots of chit-chat and bonding time
Camie with her baby shower gifts
Chicago style pizza (after makeovers and chocolate tour walking in the pouring rain)
Chocolate tour stop (also after makeovers and walking in rain)
Chocolate tour stop at 'More' cupcakes!
Amber with her Birthday gifts!

Thank you girls for such a fun weekend and a much needed get-away!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

What a cute girl!

For all who have already read the last two posts and worry that Claire may be scarred when she sees what was written about her as a toddler, we want you to know that Claire is a really, really cute girl!  See!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A tale of two sleepers

Bedtime is always an adventure.  And I'm not just talking about overcoming the seemingly springloaded pillows that shoot our kids out of bed the instant their heads hit them... no, I'm talking about AFTER they are asleep!

A couple weeks ago, Claire decided she no longer wanted to sleep on her sheets at the head of her bed.  She wanted to sleep on top of the comforter at the foot of her bed.  and jammed into the corner by the wall.  It's like she lost something on the floor under the bed that she's trying to get!  Every night she's like this (side note: as I'm writing this, Claire is asleep horizontal to her footboard).  Also, she's a sprawler, taking more square feet on the bed than a 2-year-old should be able to cover.  Her drool makes her hair stick to her cheeks, so when we go in to check on her, we really can't even tell which way her face is facing!  And she snores.  Loud.  We can hear it through the wall in our room!  Sleeping seems like hard work for her!

Then, there's Jacob.  Normally on his pillow and under his covers.  With a little angelic look on his face.

By the way, Dani has since switched the sides of the bed that the pillow goes on - when Claire saw it the first time, she got a huge grin on her face... then stayed put for only 5 minutes after Dani left the room.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

"In my airport"