Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Our visit to Chi-town

We just got back from a 5 day vacation to Chicago. We were able to visit with Edward's sister Katie and her family. We had a great time. We were able to see the Chicago Children's Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and The Field Museum. We were able to cooridinate our vacation with baby Ellie's blessing.

Chicago Museums

On the first night we were there we went to the Children's Musuem. I coordinated our visit with free admission night. The kids had a great time, although the big kids said it was a bit "babyish." They could have fooled me.

Fun with the Reall family

We had a WONDERFUL time visiting with the Realls! They are so much fun! Matt really looked up to Ross. I think he especially appreciated Ross sharing his gameboy with him. He and Ross would both tease each other about the Cubs & Cards. That rivalary starts early.

Sam cracked us up! He has such a great little personality. He is ALWAYS some sort of superhero, and he makes up a lot of rules to go with his alter egos. He couldn't remember any of our names during our visit. He kept asking, "What's the big ones name?" or "What's the boy's name that I've been playing with?" My favorite would be when Katie and I were holding the babies, and he would ask Katie, "Is this my baby sister?" I guess we were throwing him off.

Baby Ellie is such a little sweetie. She is so tiny compared to her three-month-older cousin Mallory. We were glad we could be there for her blessing.