Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Trip to Chi-Town

A.K.A. Chicago.

A couple weeks ago, we took a little family vacation to the "Windy City". We went to a couple museums and stayed in a hotel with a pool. We had so much fun together!
During the 4-hour drive there, we told the boys about skyscrapers. As we got closer to the city, we went through a town with some 6-story office buildings. Mikey saw those tall buildings and said, "Look Mom! Skyscrapers!!" Boy, was he in for a treat!

Chicago Children's museum:

We worked together as a family and built this super-tall skyscraper!

Trevor taking in the view:

I love this guy!!

Look Mom! I'm the Sears Tower!!

We didn't get many pictures at the Shedd Aquarium because it was EXTREMELY crowded, AND a couple of us were REALLY tired from staying up too late at the hotel, so we cut our visit here short. But we LOVED the 4-D Diego movie, especially the part when we got sprayed with water!

I love this giant statue of "Man Hugging Fish" outside the Aquarium.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

We *Heart* IOWA

From fall leaves to pumpkin patches, from Big 10 Homecoming parades to corn up to your eyeballs, there's a lot to love here in our "North Texas" land! :-)


Elmo, Darth Vader, Batman, and Plain ol' Mom and Doctor-Dad hope you all had a great Halloween! Four Halloween parties (not counting the actual Halloween night) gave us PLENTY of candy to send us on sugar-highs all through the holidays. Jaron's work puts on a trick-or-treat / party every Halloween:

We also LOVED having Nana in town for the week!! Trevor puts on a good "stink-eye", but don't be fooled!! He has been asking for Nana at least 20 times a day ever since she left!