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!
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!
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 !!!!
Lincoln Park Zoo Santa:
Christmas at DePaul:
CTA Holiday Trip:
Zoo Lights at Brookfield Zoo:
Edison Park Metra Santa Express:
Ethan’s holiday sing
PwC Holiday Party:
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!