Sunday, September 27, 2009

Plane Ride

Jake and I got to do something pretty awesome today, we went on a small plane ride around the city! We have some friends that own their own plane and they invited us to go up with them. We started out by flying over our apartments then headed to the city. We flew over lake Michigan to see the view of the city from that angle and it was gorgeous! The sky was clear and sunny. We couldn't have asked for better weather. We flew back to the airport after flying by the city a couple of times and Todd (he owns the plane) dropped Natalie (his wife) and I back off and took Jake up by himself. They were gone for about a half hour and Todd let Jake fly the plane. Jake even did a 360! Jake thought it was the coolest thing ever!!! Our whole trip (before Jake and Todd went by themselves) took a couple of hours and it was AWESOME! I have to say that this experience ranks pretty high on my list of coolest things that I've ever done.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Soccer starts

Last Saturday was Jake's first soccer game of the season. It was kinda foggy and the field was pretty wet but they had a great game. Jake is wearing a neon green shirt in the last picture and that just means he played goalie that quarter. That was him throwing in the ball. Today's game was alright. It seemed like a lot of the players kept falling on the ground, which does nothing for steady ball movement towards the goal. But they usually seem to have fun no matter the outcome of the game.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Starved Rock and Warren Dunes

Here are a few fun things that we did right before school started. Starved rock is a state park that we heard about and thought we'd check out. The hiking trails got to be a little much for Olivia but she did great the first half of the day. The Warren dunes are always a fun place to visit. Our kids have enjoyed the times we've gone and this time was no different.