Our summer has turned out to be a very busy one. It has been all happy things but it's left little time for blogging or the internet in general. I was starting to feel a little anxious about not being able to keep any kind of blogging schedule so I took a self imposed sabbatical for a couple weeks. The internet is loads of fun but the most important things in life are those that I can hold in my hands.
The last couple of weeks have been filled with lots of family time. Jeremy's Aunt Nonie and his Great Aunt Linda came to visit for a couple days. It was great to visit with them and share some of our favorite Chicagoland things. Sadly, I failed to get any good pictures of them...I guess they'll just have to come back for another visit soon. My sister Sarah and her family also came for a visit but I'll save details of that trip for another post.
When not enjoying our extended family, we've spent lots of quality time together: bike rides/walks, tending our garden, swimming, and lots of visits to parks.
|this kid never fails to make us laugh|
|seriously, where did he learn this?|
|aunt linda treated us to gelato|
|papa taught the boys a bit about fires and roasting marshmallows|
I've posted about our love for our local zoo a couple times. I was extremely grateful that it worked out for the kids and I to squeeze in one more visit before our yearly passes expired.
|my future zoologist|
|little lady got tried of being a vet and decided she was a doggy instead|
|a good vet listens to his patients|
Visiting the zoo's butterfly garden was a perfect extra treat since we are still exploring the world of arthropods.
|our very own butterfly|
The most exciting thing that has happened in the last couple weeks is helping Jeremy's sister Emily with wedding preparations. Jeremy and I are creating the invitations and Little Lady and I were lucky enough to help Em find the dress.
|neither of these are the dresses they'll be wearing for the wedding :)|
|little lady was a trooper during the whole shopping excursion. no major fits but there were a couple sleepy moments|
on the floor.