So...I'm a little behind. Summer flew by and now we have an additional person in our family! But this is our summer in one big long post. Enjoy.
Mario's Italian Lemonade
Matt's Dad retired after many years teaching and coaching at Glenbrook South High School
31st street beach got a new playground!
We did a little gardening...
...and grew our first corn! (yes, singular)
Playing in the backyard...what there is of it
Sam doing a little bmx-ing, and skateboarding, and scooter-ing
Went to Kansas for my dear friend Kate's wedding! She was a beautiful bride. Hung out with my family first (Mom, Dad, Chance and Katie) and got free haircuts from Katie, who is now in hair school at Eric Fisher!
at my parent's house
20 weeks pregnant! At the duck pond in Eastborough
Luella turned 2! We celebrated by going to Glen Ellyn and meeting the Handy family at the train restaurant and going to the park!
("tiny Sammy" as Luella calls him)
dot paints from Grammy and Grandad
tent from Aunt Sarah
tea set from Grandma
graduating into a big girl bed...sort of
A quick visit from our dear old friends, the Russell's, and their son, Toby! These boys were born 2 weeks apart and his mom, Robin, and I are dear old friends...
old picture of them
Got a table and attempted to create an IKEA-ish Lego table organization station thing under Sam's bed
Aunt Laura, Uncle Ben, and cousins Ellie and Jane come for a visit!
Navy Pier night
The "cousins quartet" as they called themselves. :)
Family Camp at Silver Birch in Wisconsin with the Handy family!
City Kids trying to stay cool
...in the 'hood
...at the beach
me being pregnant
Snack time on the counter
Soccer Camp at Chicago Hope Academy's soccer field
Sam with Coach "Dynamite"
the crazy pregnant lady who decided to take the wall down
the men who actually did the job!
the "after"....just what I wanted: no wall!
we also took a few walls down in the basement
Increasingly bigger belly...
...partly due to Dinkel's doughnuts and Margie's Candy's ice cream
Space Camp at our house with Abby and Annabel
Lemonade Stands (many times)
Ice cream from the ice cream truck
Vacation Bible School at River City Church
Trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo
A visit from the Barbar family with a dinner at Ed Debevick's
Sam mastering reading
Waiting for baby boy to be born