Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Thanksgiving recap

Finally have some time to do this (I think)!  It has been a whirlwind since we got back, and even though I've had my Xmas cards done since October, I just barely put them in the mail today!  UGH!

We flew into Chicago on Tuesday Nov. 22.  Flight was fairly uneventful which was super surprising.  Kevin actually took a nap!  Then he wanted to sit on Daddy's lap, so I got to relax by myself for a bit before we landed :)  Since we lose 2 hours flying out there, the kids went down really late (10pm Chicago time), and actually slept in since we slept in the (finished) basement and there was no sunshine to wake them up!

Wednesday we headed to the Children's museum in Naperville.  What fun the kids have here every time we go!
Kevin LOVED this structure you could hang plastic fish from:
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And then he discovered this pin table where he could push the fish and see the indent on the other side!
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And of course, the water table was a HUGE hit
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Followed by the air discovery area. He loved this tube, blowing air on him.
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Thursday, the kids were up bright and early. Here's Kevin and Grandpa Mark having their morning "coffee"
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Then the family started coming over, and I got this super-cute pic of my newest neice, Hailey
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Meanwhile Zach was being the ladies man and loving on all his girl cousins :)
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Here are all the older cousins gathered in the basement tv area. Only Hailey wasn't in this pic.
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After dinner, the husbands took the kids outside for some football fun to help burn off some of their energy. Kevin had a fun time throwing around a soft football with anyone he could throw to!
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It's all fun and games until someone knocks down Daddy!
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Amanda brought her stuffed animals out to watch her:
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Look at these rosy cheeks!
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It was cold, but not tooooooo cold, so the kids were outside for a good hour or so before their fingers started getting too cold.

Friday we headed to BounceTown (I think the name says it all)
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On a side note, it is REALLY hard to get a good pic of the kids in this place!! They are constantly running around too fast for me to snap any good pics!

Saturday it started to rain, so we stayed home for most of the day. Mike started pulling out all his old toys. Here's Amanda playing with two of his biggest Star Wars toys.
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Sunday we went to the Brunswick Fun Center, but I forgot my camera. Mike took some video on his phone (don't have it uploaded yet). Monday we stayed around the house again packing and hanging out with Mimi & Mark. And Tuesday we left (super early). Again, flight home was a success without much out of Kevin. He was coming down with a cold, so he slept most of the return flight as well!

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