Thursday, July 26, 2007

bye, bye

after 7 years we are finally saying farewell to this lovely piece of furniture. it is so weird to think that we no longer have a need for a crib. lilly will be four next week and is ready for her "big girl" bed. she is soooo excited! i feel like i say this all the time but, where does the time go?

Friday, July 13, 2007


the song is still ringing in my ears. last night we took the kids to a Chicago Fire Soccer game. they are playing in their new stadium (dave was completely geeked). before the game i asked if they would show me their emotions for the game. as you can see the boys are very excited, lilly isn't quite so sure. after the game we bought the boys their first official soccer jerseys, they both asked if they could sleep in them and still wear them the next day. we compromised and said, "you can sleep with them, not in them." although the fire lost 4 -0 we all had a blast!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy Birthday America!

for almost as many years as i can remember we have celebrated the 4th of july at our families cottage up north. this year was no different than others except that my dad and his wife, suzie, now live there and have made it very, very homey instead of just cottagy. it is wonderful! my brother took all of us tubing, the pic above is lilly's first time. she loved everything but falling off.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

caleb turns 7

it is really hard for me to believe that caleb is 7. i know it sounds corny but, where does the time go and how do you make it stop! he is getting so big. he had so much fun playing in the sprinkler, getting his first webkinz, and fishing pole. we are heading up north for the forth of july and he can't wait to go fishing in the lake and catch a "keeper". when i asked him what kind of birthday cake he wanted he asked for blueberry pie and a cake in the shape of a 7. he is so proud of his age :)