Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lesson Learned...

We had a blast this weekend visiting Andy, Alex, and Meg in Chicago this weekend-

Everytime we drive around town Weston start screaming "GET OUT...AHHHH" over and over. We were a little nervous about the drive, but he was a rockstar and didn't start the screaming until about the last 20 minutes :) (Thanks to WallE, The Tigger Movie, and Thomas the Train!)

Meg and Weston and their daddies had some good clean fun after dinner!

Eric was a virgin toaster oven user until this weekend. After about 30 seconds in the oven he was ready to eat the pizza. This is Andy showing him how to get a perfect piece of pizza. It took everything Eric had in him to wait:)

After the kiddos went to bed, Eric and I went on a little date to Navy Pier. I forgot how really fun the swing ride and mini golf really are and we had a great view of the fireworks from the swings!

Eric kind of tricked me into this picture. I guess you could say he technically won...but let it be known that on two holes my ball went all the way in and popped out (not jumped over the hole...all the way in!)

The next morning we headed out for an excellent breakfast!

Our Gracious Hosts-

Then we headed up to the top of the Hancock building...what a beautiful city-

Weston's first beach experience

He LOVED it! We had to stay right by him at all times. This kid is fearless and really wanted to get out to the deep water where all the teenagers were hanging out.

Getting in a little baby sign movie time before church..Aren't these two cute!

And these are just fun pictures Andy took at the sandwich shop:

We had a fun filled day Saturday, but our headlining event was the White Sox vs. Yankees game that night. Eric had been looking into tickets for awhile, but I think he was hoping to get better tickets for the price so when game time came they were sold out. We decided to go and try to buy tickets from a scalper. Alex and I dropped off the guys to do the negotiating and we went to find parking. On our way in, they called and said the guy they were working with sold the tickets to someone else while they were waiting for us to come with the rest of the money. Luckily we ran into more scalpers. With my incredible negotiating skills I got them down from $50 a ticket to $25. They headed off with our $100 and we headed to the stadium with our FAKE tickets! We had a good laugh...not sure it was a $100 dollar laugh, but we had fun (Sorry again guys). The best part looking back is picturing the scene of the crime. Alex and I with diaper bags and camera bags and our babies hanging on us as we hand over $100 to these guys:)

Loving Activity Days!

I love doing Activity Days and love these cute girls. I was completely useless at our last activity with zero sewing skills, but luckily we have a lot of talented and generous women in our ward that agreed to help :)

Weston had a great night to (Thanks Laura!) and loved helping with the clean up!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


This week has seemed like the longest week of the summer by far. It seems like it should be next Tuesday by now. I'm not sure why, it's been a good week, other than Tuesday.

Monday we played at the splashpad and park, Tuesday I accidentally locked Weston in the car at the grocery store and had to call 911, Wednesday we took Weston to see Toy Story 3, and tonight we went to the driving range! I don't have any pictures of my horrible parenting moment on Tuesday, but here are the times we like to remember:

I thought it would be fun to take Weston to see Toy Story so a few weeks ago I rented the original Toy Story to see if he'd sit through it at home and he LOVED it! So I rented the second one and he LOVED it! He loves Buzz and Woody. I'm not sure who he likes more because it usually turns into "buddy" when he talks about them. We finally made it to the theater and he wanted nothing to do with it. He actually did pretty well at first, but the 45 minutes of previews killed us. We ended up leaving about 40 minutes into the movie, but it seemed great. I'm sure he'll love it on DVD.

Weston loves golfing at home with any ball and his "bat" (a long plastic tube Eric's demo devices come in) so we decided to take him to a driving range in town that no one's ever at. We thought he'd have fun playing on the putting green, but he wasn't interested in that at all...

A swing and a miss...

...but he saw an airplane so it was still pretty exciting.

Then he finally got ahold of one!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Oreo's and Milk!

I know...Gross! and that's the work of one little dissolved cookie!!

He LOVED it and now wants to put all of his food in his drinks :) Oops!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

County Fair Time!

Food, Rides, Food, Rides, Food...We had a great time!

Eric asked me how many men in sleeveless shirts we'd see from our car to the carnival. I guessed seven. He guessed more. It was an easy win for Eric :)