This is a hodge podge post. Since I cannot post from my phone anymore, I have to take advantage when I have a bit of spare time in the evening.
Auntie Leah came to visit Chicago, at the end of her 2 week visit to the Midwest! The kids had a blast – Leah does aunty-ing well. Super high energy all the time – she needed her own nap!
On Monday, Natalie took to the Shedd. They were too busy checking out the dolphins and fish to take pictures. Leah – the bio major – really geeked out on the freshwater fish session between hours 3 & 4, but Nat was exhausted, so she protested by sitting cross-legged on the floor. Every the determined fishery specialist, Leah somehow made it into a fun game running around, carrying Natalie, so Leah got to see a bit, she claims.
The 4 of us went to the Children’s Museum. After lunch, we got fancy with the camera….
Then, totally separate…. the next week, Daddy invited Natalie on a father-daughter date (on one of my days home with both kids). They were rather trying the entire morning, so I was happy to have an hour to myself to pick up the house… though maybe just a bit jealous of Jordan’s solo time with one kiddo, drinking hot chocolate and reading stories at Starbucks. Nat was thrilled at just the idea of a date with her Dad – so hot chocolate took it from a 10 to an 11!
And Natalie’s best friend Ellie – who is almost 2 – wanted to say “hi” to the Linville USA fan club too.