Monday, November 23, 2009
We got to the city and parked the car and ran to get a spot to see the parade. When we first got our spot the gentlemen next to us told me that we were in the perfect location, because we would have the best spot for the fireworks. We thought great! Lets stay here and told our Domier friends about this great spot.
As the parade started around the corner, the crowd grew and our nice sidewalk step became flooded with people. Our sweet little kids could no longer see over the gigantic people that stood in the road where the police officer told them to move.
Ryan and I thought there is no way that we can hold three children! Just then this sweet woman next to us looked at Avielle and said I will hold you! We were so blessed by this woman who we didn't even know and how she just jumped in to help us. This sweet woman from Indiana, seen in 4th picture, came to our rescue and allowed Ryan and I the peace of mind knowing they could all see.
This sweet woman interacted with Avi and quickly pointed out that Avielle already had the princess wave down! The whole experience of the kindness of this woman encouraged me to pay it forward and go out of my way and help others. Thank you woman from Indiana who works at the United States Post Office. Thank you for giving up time with your family and helping a fellow family. We will never forget your kindness!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Last weekend, we took our friends up on their offer and went to stay at their apartment in downtown Chicago. Our 18 month old stayed with my parents and we took our two, three year old to the city, or as Avi and Anderson would call it the city of lights.
After our walk, the kids and Ryan went swimming. I decided to sit and watch as I was baby free and didn't need to chase Ellie. I don't think Ryan was so happy with my decision. Just Kidding! Well, not really!
We met this nice looking statue man on our walk to Navy Pier. Avi was fascinated with him! At Navy Pier we went to the Children's Museum. The kids had a lot of fun with all the exhibits. They had a build your own fort that was a creative time. Their favorite was the nursery room for all the babies, where they got to bathe the babies and get them dressed. I know your thinking your son liked that room. Yes, Anderson loves to play house and be the daddy.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Shari shared Katie's story of the adoption and the birth
The clothes line was a gift to Shari and a great way to decorate the house
Barclay, Kelli, and I threw the shower for Shari
Cake from Loven Ovens
Pink punch with floating rubber duckies
Kelli made chocolate suckers for each of the table settings
Each setting had some strawberries, sour cream, and brown sugar. The guests were to dip the strawberries into the sour cream and then into the brown sugar. I know it sounds like a strange mix, but it is really good!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
It is so fun to see holiday's through your children's eyes. Wouldn't you agree? I can't wait for Christmas! Chevy and I usually put up the decorations while the children are sleeping. I love when they wake the next morning and see the Christmas decorations and run through the house picking out what is different!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Everyone seems to have a favorite Sesame Street character, whether it's the perpetually cranky Oscar the Grouch, the bright yellow, optimistic Big Bird or one of the other colorful cast members. And if you've ever wondered which character you are most like, there is an interactive quiz to help you find out.
I took the test to see what character that I am on Sesame Street and you guessed it Ernie! Here is the description of Ernie.
Ernie: I sometimes come up with some hair-brained schemes, which tends to test the patience of those closest to me. But it's all because I like to have fun. I am generally the life of a party at gatherings and love a good practical joke.
I agree with the part about liking to have fun. I do love having fun with people and I can be the life of the party in certain ways. I always used to think that I was an introvert, but after becoming a stay at home mommy I noticed that I do need people to keep my spirits high. People energize me and help me to see the positives.
Here is your opportunity to see what character you are. Go to http://www.wyff4.com/seenon4/21572582/detail.html it is a lot of fun! I hope there are not any Oscar's the Grouch! Let me know what character you are!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Bella and Anderson kicking the ball around. Sorry for the quality of the pictures. Around the indoor soccer field there is Plexiglas. Doesn't do much for pictures!
Monday, November 2, 2009
I also wanted to say that during our time at Children's Memorial we stayed a the Ronald McDonald House for $5 a day. That was a true blessing!
Ryan and I always like to go out after her doctor's visit and celebrate with something to eat. This time we went to Portillos and we were able to pretend that we just had one child. That is rare. Thank you Mom and Dad for watching Avi and Anderson during all of the doctor's visits.