Sunday, June 28, 2009

more swimming pictures

I wanted to post the last of the swim pictures. During the last week of swim lessons, the weather was perfect! The kids loved going every morning and were sad when the lessons ended. Lucky for us, we have a pool right here in our apartment complex that we go to about every day.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

more animals

We went to Lake View Nature Center today for their Wild Wednesday program where they read stories and bring in an animal. Today was a lynx. There was an adult male and three babies. We got to pet one of the babies. They are pretty animals and the kids loved being up close to them.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Juggling Jake

Last weekend our library had an ice cream social where they had a guy that did balloon animals and a juggling/ variety show. We got great seats to the show and he picked Jake to be his helper in one part of his juggling act. Jake had a lot of fun juggling the balls.

Monday, June 15, 2009

the stitches come out

Jake went to the doctor today to get his stitches out. It took less then 5 minutes to get them out. Jake couldn't believe how fast a week went by since he got them. Although it went by fast, I don't think he's in any hurry to have them again!

swim lessons start

Today was the first day of swim lessons and the kids had a great time. I do the tot and parent program with Olivia at the same time Jake is in his lesson. Olivia and I get out 10 minutes before Jake's class so we were able to take some pictures of Jake. They can't wait to go again tomorrow!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Our banged up boy

Our Jake is such a great sport even when the not so great happens to him. He was playing ninja warrior with his dad last evening, running and playing, having a great time. As he was running he ducked to miss an arch when he tripped on a step and he smashed his face into the steps. Jay thought a trip to the ER was in order. Jake did not break anything but needed to get 5 stitches on his nose and 4 stitches on his eyelid. After being at the hospital for 3 hours, getting shots and stitches, he was in a good mood when he got home, which amazed me. What a great kid!

White Sox

We went to our first White Sox game this weekend. A friend of ours gave us free tickets and we couldn't pass them up. We got there about an hour and a half early so we could grab something to eat outside the stadium before the game started. We walked a few blocks to a classic Chicago dive to eat hot dogs, hamburgers and pork chop sandwiches. The kids were great and we got several comments on how great Olivia was behaving for being so uninterested in the game. It was a fun family adventure!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Pink Eye

It all started while we were at church and I noticed Olivia's eye was turning pink. Great, I thought, this is going to be a fun week! I took her to the doctor on Monday morning and sure enough she had pink eye. She does not like me putting the drops in her eyes but she does fairly well if I bribe her with candy. Then this morning, I went in to wake Jake up for school and he had pink eye also! I put drops in his eyes and hopefully everything will be back to normal soon. I heard them talking in the bedroom so I went in there and they were playing legos together so well that I had to take this picture. School gets out in 4 days. I'm counting on them playing together this well during the summer!

Monday, June 1, 2009

2 toots

There is a cute little diner down town that brings your food to you on a train. We decided to go there on Saturday after playing at the park. We were the first table as it came out of the kitchen loaded with the food. We all loved watching the train, liked the food and had a great time!