Welcome, Tobi!

7 Feb

We welcomed our new au pair, Tobi, from Kiel, Germany this week! Today, we took him to the top of the John Hancock (we both opted to try the Tilt!!) and then enjoyed the warmer winter weather by visiting Millennium Park and the new Maggie Daley park! It was a great day!

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Benjamin is Two!

2 Feb

We can’t believe our baby is two years old! He loves trains, reading books, playing with his brother, and having snacks. He has the uncanny ability to want whatever toy Ethan has ;). He talks constantly! He is very outgoing and talks to everyone he meets! He has such a bubbly personality and is just so very happy! We celebrated Benjamin’s day by having lots of playtime and going to the Choo Choo – we go there so often, the owner knows us by name!! Happy Birthday, Benjamin Richard!

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Ethan & Benjamin’s Birthday Party

25 Jan

We did the boys’ birthday party this year at Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview! They enjoyed having their friends and cousins to play and eat donut cake! Thanks to everyone for celebrating our lucky boys!

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Ethan is Four!

19 Jan

We can’t believe our first born is four years old! He loves to role play with his toys, swimming, gymnastics, magna-tiles and things that go! He can’t wait for the ice and snow to melt to get back on his scooter! He loves school and talks about his teacher, Mrs. A, constantly. He is shy in new situations, but once he warms up – he’s the happiest boy! He loves his buddies and his brother. We celebrated Ethan’s day by taking the Metra train to the Choo Choo Restaurant with the Goodwin’s, Schaab’s, Anderson’s, Libby and Mimi & Pop Pop  – the tradition lives on to visit the Choo Choo on his birthday!! We spent the rest of the day playing with his new toys! The next day we went to the Blackhawks game! It was so much fun, even though the Blackhawks did not win! Denise came in from Germany to celebrate the boys – what a great surprise it was us !!!!

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Marco Island New Years!

7 Jan

We had a great time  with Mimi & Pop Pop to kick off the new year! The boys LOVE the water and the beach! We also visited Mackle park – such a fun place! We can’t wait to come back in March! Here are some pictures! IMG_0028 IMG_0027 IMG_0045 IMG_0136 IMG_0134 IMG_0135 IMG_0208 IMG_0242 IMG_0269 IMG_0274 IMG_0350 IMG_0371 IMG_0379 IMG_0433 IMG_0410 IMG_0436

Our Christmas season

4 Jan

Lincoln Park Zoo Santa:

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Christmas at DePaul:
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CTA Holiday Trip:

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Zoo Lights at Brookfield Zoo:

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Edison Park Metra Santa Express:

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Ethan’s holiday sing

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PwC Holiday Party:

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Columbus visit!

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!

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Museum of Science and Industry Visit with Marco

30 Nov

We visited the Museum of Science and Industry today with Marco. I enjoyed looking at the Christmas trees from around the world. The boys enjoyed the train and the airplane :).

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And the zoo….

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=omXuMcXIF14

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