Friday, October 26, 2012

A catch up post - Summer 2012

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

Father's day

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 the 'hood the beach

me being pregnant
Snack time on the counter

Soccer Camp at Chicago Hope Academy's soccer field

Sam with Coach "Dynamite"

Kitchen Renovation
the before

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
Discovering paint

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

Mastering "hanging"

Sam mastering reading 
Waiting for baby boy to be born
Peace out...