Monday, January 31, 2011

Report from Little Chicks

Hanging out with the little girl of one of mommy's work colleagues.

Wednesday: We also put a box in our dramatic play area to create a dramatic play "den." As you can see, Danny and a friend spent a lot of time over there dumping all the dress up clothes out of the bin this morning:)

Playing in the snow.

Danny experiments painting on different mediums (see the wall behind him).

We used sponges to paint on Wednesday. Danny was very careful not to get any paint on himself.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

22 months old (and a new haircut makes Danny look older)

Danny (Jan 2011)

Gavin (December 2007)

On the road...

We took a road trip on New Year's Eve to Chicago to visit the Shedd Aquarium and have lunch with our dear friend Shannon and her new friend Michael. We went on from there to Benton Harbor, MI, where we enjoyed a stay in a Marriott with a pool, which we shared that evening with a group of ladies who kept returning to their rooms for a "refresher" I suspect. Pretty funny. On New Year's Day we journeyed just 30 minutes up the coast of Lake Michigan to South Haven, a great spot on the lake where my friends from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch days -- Monte and Mei-Ling and their daughter Sofia -- had rented a house for the week. We just stayed one night and part of two days, but it was great to catch up and see the kids play together, since they live in Argentina, there are not too many chances to do this. In light of this busy trip, you'd think I'd have some great photos to share, but we were so busy relaxing this is the only one I remembered to take!