Friday, August 31, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
But, it cleared up for the weekend - just in time for a visit to Chicago, 90 minutes away.
(Well usually 90 minutes away - it was FOUR hours with traffic!!!) We have a few friends who live there, and we've really only passed through before, so we've been excited to explore. We had great food, beautiful weather, and good company, of course. We went to the Sears Tower, (the tallest building in the U.S).
We also went to Millenium Park, a really neat park with cool pieces of art work scattered throughout, such as this huge silver bean-like structure.
Us, with our friends, the Olivers
Closer up to the bean.
Ryan getting attacked.
They also have this big open water area with water spraying up that kids can play in. But then, on this brick wall there is a huge picture of a face, a different face every time, that will have subtle movements until finally the lips pucker up and the face sprays water. A little crazy, but pretty cool!
We also went to visit the Robie house, a Frank Lloyd Wright house:
And of course, we had to get a classic bath picture of Cash and Simon:
All in all, we really like Chicago. I sort of wish we lived there instead, since we're already getting bored of Milwaukee, but at least it's close so hopefully we can visit often! Anyway, we've got rain again now, but by the weekend it's supposed to be nice again. We'll keep our fingers crossed.
Friday, August 17, 2007
- Cash ran through the sprinklers with his cousins. Ok, that's not entirely true. He got a little too wet and got really mad, so then we just had to turn on the hose with about 12 inches of water and then he thought it was great. The idea was there though.
- He did, however, go down a pretty big waterslide with Ryan. I was a bit apprehensive about it as some of the older cousins were afraid to go down it, but he did it. I'm glad that Ryan will be good at not letting our kids be wimpy. I was kind of a wimp.
It was so fun to be around all the family. It will be hard entertaining him when we get back home. It was so cute watching him follow grandma around the house and all around the yard, trotting after her so he could help with the watering can.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
We did get to see some good hog racing at the fair, and a team of lumberjills (female lumberjacks, or "chicks with axes" as they say). I don't know if anyone has seen log rolling competitions, but that was easily my favorite part of the fair. Two lumberjills facing opposite ways on a log in a big pool of water trying to roll the log and knock the other one off. Highly entertaining. Cash didn't like much but the cream puffs though.
I also learned this week that Ryan is better at blowing bubbles than me. Who knew you could be better or worse at that?