We hit the open road after the kids finished VBS on Friday. Our 1st destination was a weekend stop in Chicago to visit the T. Schenk's. The kids were so excited to see Gracie and Nolan! The drive went well until we hit Chicago traffic…it took 3 hours to get through the city. That grid lock consisted of Sawyer peeing out the door of the van while stopped waiting in a toll line and Nora using the little potty inside the van while we were stuck in traffic. But we did make it ;)
It was a quick visit, but we packed a lot in! The kids had a blast playing together!
On Saturday morning the dads took the big kids fishing at their community lake. The kids had fun catching fish and exploring.
|he tried for hours…he was so patient…but alas it was not his day to catch a fish|
|my 3 boys|
|it's like herding cats to get a picture of all of them|
|until you tell them to act crazy…then they are all in|
We ate at Smashburger and had some amazing cupcakes for lunch.
|Nora loves Uncle Troy…this girl is totally drawn to the men in her life|
|these two…love and trouble all wrapped up ;)|
After naps and rest time we hit the beach for some water fun.
|these 2 back together again|
|this is a big step for Sawyer…jumping off by himself…even if there is only 1 ft of water|
|Nolan the fish|
|excited to be in the water and eating sand apparently|
|a couple of my favorite 3 year olds|
|sharing a towel on the way home|
|Gracie carefully combing Nora's hair after their shower|
|a moment of quite coloring|
|snuggles with Aunt Candace|
We miss living close to these guys! But we had a great visit!