Sunday, April 23, 2017

Most Drawn Out Birthday Ever..

We celebrated her day while we were gone but she had not had a chance to open her presents. A fun night of Indian food with her best  friend a day after we got back. Now we await her real party soon.. 
 An awesome science book. Her best friend knows her well :) 
 A few gifts from us but she finally got her retractable shelling basket that she can take on vacations. This girl asks for the most unusual gifts.. ;) 

Happy Birthday To A 12 Year Old and A Goodbye To A City

 This girl Is 12.. Wow! So beautiful in every way... 

 Greta got a birthday chocolaty treat and Fieldin tried his first twinkie, which he hated.. Greta is still yet to try one. 

 I tried to get some birthday pics as we walked around and explored.. she was not overly happy about it.. so yes, she is 12 now, for sure. 

 I found this note.. 
 Birthday breakfast and treat at her favorite place.. 
 on the uber ride to the airport.. 
 reading Charlie Brown and snoopy at the airport... 
 just cannot beleive she is 12... 
 midnight waiting to get to our car for a hour drive home.. 
At take off. The flight attendant gave them model planes to build. Here is the finished product. 

The Windy City II

These kids are city kids... 
 Greta really enjoyed the museums.. There is soo much to see

 The kids loved blue man group

 This guy was taken up on stage and messed with a bit.. this was his human paintbrush art.. He left with blue paint on his face and jello in his hair.. 

 boat tour.. getting to see all the amazing architecture 
 Fieldin taking notes during the tour...

 art institute of Chicago 
 he really liked the knights and armor exhibit
 a beautiful evening from the "L" train.. we got to know our routes well
 The planetarium
 I love when the L train speeds by...

 the bean...above 
 lots of time waiting for the L train.. 

 Chicago dog.. no bun.. and of course no ketchup
 the kids LOVED the subway... loved it. 

Easter Day

We spent Easter afternoon at the ball park and we had  beautiful weather!
 My two boys walking to the ball park with their gloves.. I LOVE this picture. 
 These two.. love them. 
 "When I grow up, I'm playing here"
 Miss Greta kept score during the game...
 Running the bases, The kids were able to get arm bands to do this thanks to an aggressive sister who was NOT going to let her little brother miss running the bases. Long story short, Fieldin almost passed out while we entered Wrigley Field..yes, right at the door. I took Fieldin and sat him down and got some life back into him. Greta and Jeff ran for a wrist band. Greta pushed her way in and got THE LAST ONE and gave it to Fieldin.... It was the sweetest thing ever. Well, Karma is a funny thing. Later on, Greta was given a band so she could run with Fieldin. What a special story. 
 And there they are. I thought Jeff was going to cry. Mostly because he wished he could do it:) no adults allowed ....
 There goes Fieldin 
Greta holding Fieldin's hand. We had to say goodbye and they were off down the tunnels to the field on their own.  

 Opening week at the Cubs 


Happy Easter, Jeff :)