Monday, May 24, 2010


It's pretty warm here. We have hit ninety degrees several times already and it is only May. We were in the pool before 10 o'clock today! Yikes!

We decided to invest in some shades for the kids. Here they are proudly sporting their sun glasses.

Since it is warmer here than the northwest the strawberry season is in full swing. Saturday we had a good time picking berries. There is very little in this world that my children love more than berries.

(Rosie had a hard time distinguishing the red berries from the red dirt clods.)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A little trip

Last week we found out that Andy would be going to a conference in Champaign, IL the following Monday. We decided that we would all go. We had never been through that part of the country and we would only be a few hours of Chicago.
Monday through Friday we bummed around Champaign which was a surprisingly fun town. (What's wrong with Huntsville? Why can't it be cool?) There were a ton of parks and the kids and I spent a lot of time outside and enjoying the hotel pool.

People are not joking when they say Illinois is flat:

We also went to a little science center in Champaign. Carter got in touch with his nerdier side and Piper Rose found a "baby" to take care of.

Chicago was huge! And freezing cold! But it is a beautiful city. We walked about 12 miles on Saturday and Sunday seeing the sights.

Saturday turned out to be National Train Day so we walked down to Union Station to check it out. The highlight was a friendly lady giving us her tickets so that we could cut in front of a huge line to tour an Amtrak train.

We also went to the zoo in Chicago. Piper spent most of the time growling at the animals.

What we do...well, mostly just what the kids do